Tech Test Weekend 2 is now live!
Any service updates will be posted right here in this thread. We’ll unlock the thread if something major comes up.
Tech Test Weekend 1 is now over
Thanks so much for playing! The Tech Test will return July 26th at 10am PDT.
[Update: 10:20am PT - 7/21]
We recently released another server-side update targeting matchmaking reliability and decreasing wait times.
Our initial data indicates major improvements. We’ll keep you apprised of any other updates as the team continues their work.
[Update: 4:45pm PT - 7/20]
We have deployed a server-side update to address a match result issue.
Our team is continuing to work on improving squad matchmaking and addressing the 0x00000d6e error.
[Update: 10:00am PT - 7/20]
Tech Test continues to show stable performance following our server-side updates yesterday.
We are currently focusing on the following issues:
- Periodic difficulty in matchmaking as a squad
- Player removal from squads
- 0x00000d6e errors
[Update: 1:35am PT - 7/20]
Our Live Services team have deployed additional Tech Test server side updates that have continued to improve overall stability.
At this time, we are monitoring their impact. If unexpected issues occur, we’ll provide further updates.
[Update: 11:10pm PT]
Following our server-side deployment, we are seeing promising signs of improvement in Tech Test matchmaking.
Our team is continuing to work on remaining issues and carefully monitoring the results of the latest deployment.
[Update: 10:15pm PT]
We have deployed a second server side update for the Gears 5 Versus Tech Test as we continue to make progress on resolving the issues.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on any developments as work continues.
[Update: 9:00pm PT]
The team are continuing to work hard on known issues following the server-side update at 8pm PT to assist our troubleshooting.
Thank you for your continued patience. We’ll continue to keep you updated as much as we can.
[Update: 8:00pm PT]
We are about to deploy a server-side update to the Gears 5 Tech Test. There will not be any visible changes, but this will allow us to better troubleshoot the known issues. You may be kicked out of a match when this happens. Apologies for any inconvenience.
[Update: 7:00pm PT]
No new update - but the team are working hard on known issues and will be continuing to do so in the hours ahead. If you can, keep solo queuing into Arcade as it’s helping the team troubleshoot!
[Update: 6:00pm PT]
Solo queuing for Arcade continues to be the mode with the highest success rates. The team is actively working on all modes, but we do not have an ETA for additional improvements.
[Update: 5:00pm PT]
We recommend that all players exit the game relaunch to ensure all changes have taken effect. If you see Creating Match for more than 30 seconds, please cancel matchmaking and relaunch.
Thank you for continuing to help us test the servers and the game. We know the issues can be frustrating, but this has provided us with a large amount of data to work with in order to mitigate these issues.
[Update: 4:00pm PT]
Our team continues to work on all modes. Solo queuing for Arcade currently has the most successful matchmaking.
Hourly updates will continue across social and on our Tech Test FAQ: https://www.gears5.com/techtest
[Update: 3:00pm PT]
Matchmaking continues to improve slowly, with our data showing more and more players getting into games. Please bear with us as we continue to work on outstanding issues.
We will provide hourly updates on Tech Test status moving forward.
[Update: 1:30pm PT]
We have deployed an update that mitigates the Idle Kick time issue and improves match stability. Effectively immediately, we are gradually adding more players into the Tech Test.
Due to the way the Idle Kick fix works, you may still be Idle Kicked once before it takes effect. If this happens, please DO NOT reboot the game - instead re-queue. When you next rejoin, you should not be idle kicked while matchmaking.
We are continuing to work on the issues listed below. We know you want to play Gears 5, and we’re working on making that happen as soon as we can.
Finding/Joining matches, including 0x00000d6e
Changing characters in Arcade
Tour of Duty not loading
Thank you for your continued reports and patience. Our Technical Test is designed to provide a large scale launch scenario that will help us deliver the best possible experience when the full game releases this September.