Everything said on this post I agree with. The only reason why I ever bought an Xbox was for Gears 1 and built my pc in 2016 only after they announced Gears 4 was coming to that also. I want Gears to succeed so it’s important for them to address issues that will bring new players in and retain them. Dr. Disrespect was actually having fun when he was playing and he was bouncing and moving pretty good. Too bad that he has to put his viewers through 10 minute queues in order to find a match.
Gears just keeps shooting itself in the foot every time it has a chance to be big. Gears 2 launch and balancing decisions like molasses slow movement and rad doll smokes, Gears Judgement, Gears 4 having 2 weapon tunings and loot boxes and now Gears 5 with long queues and f2p style MTX that turned off most of the Steam community before they even bought the game. It’s like they don’t really want this franchise to succeed at all. Like I’ve said to people on other sites, the tech test was simply a glorified demo and nothing more. Then saying that they didn’t expect such a high volume at launch is bs. They just don’t seem to know how to fix anything or balance games. Pro players complained about the flashes since ELeague and look at them now. You still get stunned through meatshields and on the other side of cover. I hope half the fanbase isn’t gone before they fix it like what happened with Gears 4.