Multiplayer sucks. They are basically catering to casuals and lancer fire because after playing for several hours gnasher duels are impossible to get to without someone gunning you down. This is my favorite franchise, one that I have played religiously and while I get wanting to expand your audience you have destroyed what made this game great.
Also I want to talk about your monetization. You guys made a bunch of announcements about all the stuff you’re adding to this game, the removal of loot boxes as you destroyed gears 4 with your monetization. But I couldn’t help but notice 2 REALLY troubling things. 1. the launch roster is so bare it’s embarrassing, you couldn’t even be bothered to add any of the original cast. 2. after looking through all of the prizes in the tour of duty there isn’t a single character unlock, a bunch of skins for current characters but I see no new characters. I hope you guys don’t think you’re going to nickel and dime for every single character you add to the roster. I paid full price for the special edition , I would appreciate a game that isn’t so devoid of content only to be charged again. I don’t care that you’re giving this game away for free with games pass, that’s your choice but I shouldn’t have to suffer for your so called “need” to monetize. This game hasn’t even been released and I can’t believe how bad it all is.
People have dubbed the online Judgement 2.0 which I agree on. After playing 2 dozen more online matches the games usually go like this. First round teams use their gnashers and when one team is clearly outmatched the other teams sets up camp and just lancer fires and given how strong the lancer fire is both teams just sit and wait and toss flash bangs in hopes that something will happen. The lancer needs to be nerfed as soon as yesterday.