So we have 3 player split screen in escape but no offline ??? O.o Thats nuts. I wish they would just slow down how you earn points/progress so It’s just slower offline. Maybe just don’t alow progression at all and instead just have slow rank and skill increases, but no contribution to the season skins\rewards. As that is a online thing that would need constant update to work.
If not that just freeze all progressions.
The last thing offline players are thinking about is flexing new skins swag and rank. Just have some ingame unlocks like gears 3 for offline players. (get 1000 kills across horde Campaign and escape) like kill milestones, or play time milestones. Things that require just having fun to get (If cheaters wanna cheat getting 1000 kills acros 3 modes… I don’t think they can function lol)
There is ways of doing shared progression by giving offline players passive rewards that really anyone can get with game play. I don’t speak for people but i’m sure No offline player would have a problem Not ranking up or getting steel as long as there is some minestrones to achieve for just playing/gameplay unlocks, missing out on season reward and rank is basically irrelevant at that point
Shared Progression in games Is really hurting the offline audience. That limits you to 1 out of 4 modes for people who pick this up for local co op and campain. Cheaters ,~, they ruining the games for all of us even when they have not even had a chance to cheat yet
Cheaters will always find a way while the rest of us that don’t do this are basically treated like potential criminals which is something I feel should not be rewarded cause it’s no way to treat your customers especially the ones that have been long time fans and have been loyal.
I believe the reason for no Horde offline is the reason they gave for Gears 4, that a lot of stuff is offloaded to the servers, and it’s needed to run properly because it’d be too big of a hit to performance without the servers.
So basically Gears 5 has two modes available offline which is Campaign and versus which is at least better than just being Campaign by itself, hopefully I can customize my stuff offline too unlike in Gears 4.