The Coalition obviously doesn’t care about the concerns relating to the totem system and the needs to grind. The Kantus unlock is poorly designed and obviously meant to encourage purchasing of the character. To unlock the Kantus you must do the following:
Earn 60,000 XP playing Versus, Horde or Escape with the Kantus Totem equipped
Get 300 Eliminations with Locust Weapons with the Kantus Totem equipped
Revive 75 Teammates with the Kantus Totem equipped
Get 100 Assists in Versus with the Kantus Totem equipped
Complete 6 Acts of Escape on Advanced difficulty or above with the Kantus Totem equipped
Why are players being forced to play escape to unlock a character that can’t be used in that game mode? And the 60,000 exp grind is just there to draw out the unlock process.
I personally completed the challenges for the every character that I have unlocked long before the exp grind reached 60, 000 exp. I also cannot readily unlock characters by playing my preferred modes ( TDM, FFA and Koth). I find I am being forced to play horde and escape ( the weakest mode in the game in my opinion ) in order to unlock anything without opening my wallet.
Its because people keep buying then b^tching. People need to stop buying. They dont care what we actually say because they just listen to our wallets. And seeing all these people running around with the purchasable skins this trend wont die
Too be honest with you exp is almost useless in Gears 5. Re-upping doesn’t reward you with much unlike Gears 4 and you can no longer earn credits (which were exp correlated). For example I finished the Jermad challenges before even reaching 20, 000 exp with the totem. The 60,000 exp grind is nothing but vapid grinding, that can take many more hours than the actual unlock challenges.
I think Octus replied to this on here. They noticed that players who mostly play a Versus get barely any XP compared to those who play Escape/Horde. This is probably due to being able to play on higher difficulties from Insane-Master.
They said they’re looking into upping the Versus XP but they don’t have anything yet.
While I do agree that certain challenges (not really prevalent in this one) should be allowed to be completed in all modes and not just a particular mode, Gears 3 had similar unlocks such as the Golden Miner/Hunter and Prescott that required playing certain modes or with certain weapons (Griffin too with the earn $1,000,000 in Horde).
The only really one that’s a pain is the XP one. The rest I think are fairly manageable this time around .
The challenges such as getting kills with locust weapons are way easier in horde. Just start a custom game on beginner with bots and kill enemies over-and-over again with Boltok, Hammerburst or Boomshot. Plus you can revive bots, who tend to frequently go down against Scions ,Opressor Deebees and other heavy enemies.
This is like the 7th separate medal/totem challenge that involves reviving a ridiculous amount of people in Operation 2. Something like 300 eliminations/100 assists or whatever is fine. You get those in the natural course of playing the game. Same with the 60k exp. 75 revives is something that will either take absolutely forever in normal play, or if you have someone to cheese it with it will be done in 10 minutes. What’s the point? Enough with the stupid revives.
I mainly play horde, and I’m finished all the horde medals and hero medals except for Jack’s power (I’m half way there after 3 small horde runs), and 3 million with del or whoever (haven’t used him yet this tour.
All my revives so far have JUST given me the medal under basic for I think 150 revives, and only 50 in horde as X characters. it’s just stupid how many times you need your team mates to fall down.
Its a personal choice…i choose not to bother with any kind of grind for characters/skins ect…the game imo isn’t good enough…as for paying…a definite nope…i have del with 4 lvl 5 cards …the remaining card i use needs 8 more to get to lvl 5…after playing 135 wvs of master horde i didn’t get a single card for this particular one…im past caring now…horde is repetitive n boring…custom like pubs most of the time…just accepted that tc really dont get it🙄