Escape has 32 playlists to search from...!?

As you can see in the heading…Escape has 32 playlists (4 public hives x 8 difficulties). Why is the population so split. Not to mention custom games is also there to split it even more. I can’t find games of my choosing.

Similar issue in Horde, 8 playlists to choose from and there is Custom games too! Also, for some reason it starts the match even if you have 2 people.

And for Versus there are 6 Quickplay playlists (including Co-op vs AI difficulties). There are 5 ranked playlists AND custome games in addition to that.

All in all there are 46 playlists within Gears 5 and custom games in addition to this…

You want to know why you are being matched in high ping games? look no further, this post answers that exact question.