Exactly. single player uses mostly rifles and other pickups to get kills and then when switching to multiplayer it is all gnasher.
The game shot itself in the foot and struck gold at once within gears 1 and hasn’t been able to correct that or balance that.
Old players want the same old maps which prevents designing new maps that allow different playstyles
Community hates dying from anything other than a gnasher.
It just makes zero sense to a new player…so epic and now TC have to implement these delays and changes to try to balance the gameplay.
The solution would simply be stronger rifles…but with maps like these and multiple people shooting then you will get the cross complaint and “stacks” complaint.
I honestly think the old school players are just in the wrong for demanding the game stay in this state at this point.
It doesn’t even explain to new players about it being a predominantly close quarter shooter because…how do you even explain that?
We can’t have a game be successful online with one weapon and you will never get new players to understand that a close range weapon that you can’t kill anyone with is the “primary” as many in the community believe/demand.
then you lose the unique close quarter combat gameplay that so many of us like so much.
i can’t think of another game where nobody likes using rifles and are bored with them.
It just doesn’t make sense to people who didnt get into early on I believe.