So I played Gears 4 since it came out and I can’t stand it anymore. All my friends who used to play this game quit it out of pure frustration, so now all I can do is play solo. The game has 3 major flaws that ruin any fun I could get out of it.
- The Servers, I never understood why Epic and now The Coalition made the servers the way they are. It seems the worse connection you have, the better you are in game. I put in the effort to get good Wi-Fi (wired connection, sorry for not specifying) and Gears gut punches me for it. I have a connection of 10-25 and I get killed by someone with a connection of 300 for no reason. I teleport, get shot behind cover, get sniped cross map by a Gnasher, and worst of all, shoot them several times but the game says I did no damage at point blank range. I live in the eastern U.S. and when I jump into a match It’s full of Mexicans, Columbians, and everyone else that should not be in the East US server. To this day I could not tell you why Gears of War does not have a Mexican/Central American server. Which brings me to my second problem.
2.The Population. The game is rigged against you. I played the ranking matches and everyone I played against was onyx/diamond. Because of this I get ranked gold 1 or lower but it gets worse. The population is so small that even though I am gold 1, I’m still placed with onyx/diamond players. This causes me to lose even more rank until I just stop playing. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Combine this with the 1st problem and It is simply unbearable. It’s not like I’m a bad player. Hell, I am been playing Gears since Gears 2 and I was onyx back when my friends played this game.
Lastly 3, the try hard community. Gears acts like the only way to play is to be a pro player or be so skilled at the game you can do it in your sleep. I swear I can predict which team will win the match by how many Mexico emblems players on each team. I have played this game for nearly 300 hours and I still can’t win a match. I always have to go pro or lose. I want to play a video game to relax, not have a brain aneurysm. For this reasons and plenty more “Gears multiplayer is terrible for solo players”.
P.S. Sorry for the confusion. Despite my best intentions, I sadly did not specify my internet situation. I use a wired connection and do my best to keep my internet fast and reliable. I am sorry, I’m not some kind of tech god. To be honest, I use the term Wi-Fi and wired/wireless interchangeably. Hope that cleared things up.