Gears 5 Tech Test - Status Update

Matchmaking issues still currently happening for comp. This is the second weekend launch I’m referring too. When coming off a roadie run, I can’t shoot for what seems like too long. I want to shoot when the head comes up, and it doesint tell you have fully been standing for a full second . This seems absurd because I cannot land shoots when trying to bob and wheev people. It’s not even a option anymore due to this. I hope this isnt ment to be a thing because if it is, why even bother getting gears 5?

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Now your saying it’s just to test your servers, but all of your mixer videos and time with dev’s said it’s also for major feedback. This is not an open beta. You guys have an idea of how many players will or can come. Get your stuff together man. U let thousands and thousands of people down.


It’s for both. Primarily, above all, it’s to test our servers having a high influx of players to prepare us for launch. This is exactly what it was designed for.

Obviously we’d prefer this was going smoothly, but it’s raising issues that mean we can learn and address them for launch to hopefully avoid this in September.


My nan could have told you that there would be an high influx of players, which would require more severs and she’s dead.


I hope tomorrow this is not an issue


Why not overprepare then scale down? With cloud servers you should be able to address load issues in just moments. It cant be incompetence because you’ve made such a great game. Failure to address infrastructure issues seems to plague TC. The community deserves an explanation why you nail the hard part of it (making a good game) and then fail on the easy stuff (server load). This literally makes no sense unless its on purpose.


Awful. Was excited to get my hands on this but now I am going to play Apex. I could understand this if this was a totally new game and stuff, but its pretty much updated Gears of War 4. Gears of war 4 had a better beta launch. and this is a newer and built on game and engine.


The ping is still high in the Middle-East region. :triumph: COME ONNN!! Use the servers.

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Yes thats Right. it was possible to play gears 4 beta - TC you know that all game pass and GP U would try to play … :cry::cry::cry::cry:

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Why dont you let everyone know when you guys actually get the servers going. Not wait time to play bs. Me personally, what a bad start seeing a 3 hour wait time., after it kicks me for not pressing buttons for like a min tops. Still having respawning issues in KOTH spawning right next to enemy players just like in gears 4. Having issues with shots not registering. Hm sounds like gears 4. Maybe I shouldint even waist my time getting gears 5 when it’s the same issues as before with gears 4. But hey at least I live and learn. It would be my first gears not to get but this throw me over. This games already in gutter before it even released

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Rank takes way to long to find a match.
Arcarde. Changing your character takes too long as well. I don’t even bother at the moment.
When I try to reload my weapon something it does not recognize I am even pressing that damn button. Lost control of my character for like 3 seconds :joy: that was funny.
That is my feedback for the moment.

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Here are the issues I’ve faced since trying to play the Tech Test:

  • Arcade takes forever to load, once map has loaded there is still a loading screen faded with the gameplay in background, takes a while to actually play.
  • When actually playing Arcade couldn’t change characters, stuck as Kait and when I went to change the same loading screen was there everytime.
  • Kept finding matches in KOTH but the lobby dissolved constantly, as soon as it said loading map it would prompt with a message saying “Failed to load game.”
  • Connectivity to servers issues.
  • Wait time frozen.
  • Tour of Duty not loading.

Hope this helps.


This is both a stress test for the servers and a stress test for the players :joy:.

When I’m in a game it’s great. Otherwise I just keep getting booted back to the creating lobby timer a few seconds after the lobby is found and created.

Also stats are not appearing in addition to the tour progress.



I actually got into few matches at the end. Played arcade and KOTH.

First, there are a lot of matchmaking issues. I tried searching for arcade, then cancelled because it took too long. Searched for KOTH, got into a match just to get thrown out and into an arcade match.

The matchmaking is taking really long, and doesn’t seem to recognize if I cancel.

When i do finally get into a match of Arcade, I’m not able to change my character. I also tried playing against a full team of real players, only to have bots as my teammates.

There also seems to be a bit of lag. I played a math of KOTH where the enemies were rubber banding. Saw kill cam of someone who killed me, where I was also doing this on their screen.

Other issues I’m encountering, is that I’m not able to see end game stats, or the tour of duty.

Im 2h 36 minute wait game TC resolved this problem :raised_hands: thx

Way happier this happened now than at launch. Got in right at 10am PST - I would rather have too much traffic rather than too little - plus if you remember other titles on launch day had this issue and people were just as upset. What have communities have asked for? More testing… so here we are. I am going to try and test PC later to see if there is a difference! Hats off to you all - let’s keep breaking the servers!

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Always a professional! how ya been? still streaming on mixer?

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I am not going to comment on the wait times but rather what happened after I manage to get in a game:

  1. Can’t switch character in “ Arcade”. Pressing Y, I get the COG symbol indicating that it’s loading but nothing changes.

  2. Mulligans seem to be strictly time-based. I used up my incendiaries, and got a kill, and still got my skulls back. As shown in this video

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[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.

Keep getting error GW502. At least 10 times now. Idk what to do.

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