Anyone else think the totem system is unfair to competitive players.? I currently have only ever unlocked one character in gears 5 (the warden through Iron I got paying $ 1 for gamepass ultimate). One of my favourite characters to play as in Gears 4 was the generic female cog gear. I currently have a totem for unlocking the COG Gear (s) which was earned via scrap.
However, the horde and escape challenges completely stop me from being able to unlock the two COG gear characters and their teased onyx guard skins . I personally have never been a huge fan of horde and I have no interest in playing escape. I think it is unfair that I cannot readily unlock characters that I want without paying for them. I own a physical copy of the game, and it unfair that people who bought the game outright didn’t get rewards (e.g. additional characters (ignoring the dark fate promotion).
I don’t want to play horde and escape over-and-over again . I don’t like horde and escape. Operation 2 needs to revamp the totem system to have challenges that are mode neutral with less grinding. I believe gears 5 is great game with terrible progression system and poorly implemented unlocks and a gross lack of characters to earn through general play. Gears 4 progression was so much more reward, despite the game having RNG based character unlocks.
Please share your thoughts and opinions.