I am really enjoying the tuning. To me it feels a lot like Gears UE but smoother.
The previous tuning had its charm, for sure. But to me the game lacked the tension (or whatever you wanna call it) that Gears titles traditionally have had when playing at higher levels because players were flying around the map. This new tuning feels more like traditional Gears to me.
Escalation feels good too. Escalation 2.0 was the perfect 5v5 competitive mode, but was too complex for playing with random team mates in matchmaking. The new version is simple enough to play solo. I hope this gametype picks up momentum and can eventually be made a ranked playlist in the future.