So the pros want a revert

The competitive community want a revert, and its not because they think its necessarily perfect the way it was, it was just better in their eyes. I’m just going to copy and paste what I put in Kenny’s thread so you can hopefully get a better understanding of why they think it was better pre-update.

The issue with current gears of war is you are forced to play one play style at a competitive level if you want to succeed, and that just doesn’t make for a good balanced game. When I say competitive I am not just talking esports. If the ranking system worked the way it was intended and high level players were only pit against high level players, this would be more apparent. Right now, you’re just limiting yourself and can’t keep up if you aren’t near the highest sensitivity in the game. There is zero reason to play on anything low because you simply can’t keep up and playing for damage just doesn’t work. This was Gears of War 4’s issue (in a competitive setting) and with the newest movement update these problems are back in full force.

Really, I don’t care that the mechanics let you move however it is you want to move, I just dislike that it’s not consistently punishable because positioning and playing for damage barely works. One example of positioning not mattering anymore is right hand advantage, Sliding into someones right hand advantage was the BIGGEST no-no in everything pre-Gears 4, but in Gears of war’s current state, that play is rewarded consistently because of how fast people can slip to corners/walls/shoot. There needs to be some kind of balance that lets people play the way they want, and it just isn’t there in a competitive setting. Before the update, the game gave players a little bit more identity in their play style, which I believe should be the goal.

It was all that was needed for both pvp and pve dragon…:thinking:

Well I like it and I don’t care what no life “pros” think I’m not a sheep or part of a hivemind.


More playlists?

what do you mean by that?

You said they were trying to add more playlists. What do you mean? Like testing playlists?

sorry but i think you missread this. " trying to make more playstyles."

Yep. Thanks lol

No worries :pinching_hand:

Fantastic post. I agree with everything you said. I love watching the pros play but all they care about is winning tournaments. Like you said, they don’t play Horde or Escape or anything else except scrims against other pros. They have their own agenda. We outnumber them by a great many, and our voices should matter more to TC.


I think they should’ve kept the 2 seperate tunings like in gears 4. I understand they didn’t want to split the community but making it 1 tuning made the problem worse. They catered to newer players while alienating the old players. Now they don’t have a community to split.

The pros, The people that play 5 stacks against other people that play 5 stacks.
Of course they will be able to see the meta pretty quick. And can see what gets abused.
However they are not playing the same game as the rest of the players. They play Escalation… = No auto aim. No Mace. No constant flow of Flashbangs. The Lancer ammo can deplete. They are not attacked in the back by a team randomly spawning there. They can choose what weapons to play with.

Its not like they are helping pointing out all the other flaws of the game. Its not in their intrest.

So they got The Esport skins.
Where are the “casual” ranked skins. Where are the Horde skins… It would be intresting if they did that aswell. Then they would see how much money the different modes get. Let it happen and start focus on where that moneys really at.


Here is the thing about pros and all this crap.
Weve gone through numerous changes over the games. Everytime I’ve been told. Adapt. From retros, sawed offs, one gun load outs, hyper bounce etc… always just adapt and get good.

So now we come to the pros here saying they dont like the change. But your pros and pros should be able to handle anything that comes to them. So what your timing is off. Welcome to my world when an update happens. Takes me a few days to a week to grasp the new layout.

Look you dont want a faster game? Ok I can respect that. You feel the game should play a certain way? Ok I can respect that.

You want to complain your timing is off? Then you should just quit being a pro gamer and find another profession. It just makes you look like a baby in the end.

Your timing is off. Lol…try playing on the days I have a half a second of bullet lag when yesterday it was crisp. Your timing is off.


I was going to post something just like this especially the suggestion to quit being a pro gamer but because of you I don’t have to.

This is more adaptable than anything rlly. Just faster reflex timing. That’s literally it. Atleast from the argument that I’ve read.

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Hopefully everyone will make there opinion known on the official movement thread Octus has recently stated TC is closely monitoring that thread

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What they gonna do with the shotgun?

NRG Ash can back off. GGZi is the only one whos right about the movement.

Can we revert the game back to Gears 4?

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that would be great man hahahaha, having the same format of horde as in 4, FAR OUT man !! :smile:

Agreed. Its very frustrating how these pro s are saying its too fast. Its literally the same. Especially these so called up A boost. The game feel more fluid.

If people would have actually watched the develolers stream instead of spam trolling the commments they would have heard them say mulitlple times tht gears 5 is still significantly slower than gears 4 and only slightly faster than wht it was at launch.

  • They even out the slide out to match the speed of the slide in.
  • they matched the speed of walking backwards to match the speed of walking forward
  • they didnt increase the movement speed at all. What they did was made the speed faster to get to top speed. ( basically added aim acceleration to the movement, if tht made sense)

So explain to me what is wrong with any of tht.

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