I have been hesitant to create this topic, as I know there are others similar. However, those other topics were created shortly after launch, and haven’t really been updated in the last month or 2.
Anyhow, on to the issue at hand. Anyone who has played regularly since launch, has the same concern/complaint about skill card drops: “I never get the cards I need”!
I understand the whole card drop thing is random. I also know that the game itself knows exactly which cards each player has, and the number of each card. With Gears of War 4, you could go to the Gears website, view, upgrade, and scrap your cards. Although we don’t have the same option in Gears 5, the game still maintains a complete account of all player statistics, such as skill cards, unlocked characters, which game modes and maps we have completed and on which difficulty.
Although card drops are random, the randomness is controlled by the game, and ultimately by the developers. Since the game knows which cards we have, it also knows which cards we don’t have, or better yet, what we need to level up.
With all that said, there is no reason why it should be such a difficult and time consuming grind, to max out the skill cards needed. If we play a lot, we should be fairly rewarded.
There must be a trick to better card drops. Some combination of a specific character, on a specific map, on a specific difficulty?
As an example, my Del character is level 18, and has been since last November. All of his green cards are level 5, and each cards has a minimum of 20 duplicates. Half of the blue cards are level 5, with a minimum of 3 duplicates. The other blue cards are level 3 or 4. None of the Purple cards, nor the gold card is at level 5
Over the course of the last 3 nights, I played 150 waves of Horde as Del, on Elite difficulty. Each map was different. Out of the 30 skill cards I earned, 26 of them were green (all duplicates), the other 4 were blue. 3 of the 4 blue cards were duplicates.
What can be done about this? I know there are quite a few players that do weapon performance testing and things like that. Has anyone figured out a way to increase the chances of getting non-duplicate cards?
I’d like to hear from the masses.