Xbox 360 GoW2 Update: "Old School Weekend"

Chaos

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Swift, you are gonna love this one.

There's a new update for Gears of War 2, and it's called "Old School Weekend: Four Days Of Classic Play". What does that detail, I hear you ask? Why, precisely this:

For those of you planning to fill the upcoming long weekend with a little Gears 2, we’ve got something special in the works for you. From Friday, May 22, at 9 AM EST, through Tuesday, May 26, at 9 AM EST, Public multiplayer matches are going the way of Gears 1 in an “old school” weekend event, featuring four-on-four teams and Smoke Grenades without their concussive blast. These changes affect the Execution - Warzone, Annex - KOTH, Guardian - Submission and DLC playlists only, and remember—these are Gears 1 rules. Only four to a team!
Source: https://gearsofwar.xbox.com/Templates/Secondary.aspx?id=1644

So, it's old school play time for GoW2. For those who aren't regular players of Gears 2, the game modes Execution, Warzone, Annex, KotH (King of the Hill), Guardian, and Submission all require five man teams (bots notwithstanding). However, Gears of War 1 plays only four man teams. Plus, in GoW2, smoke(/stun/concussion) grenades knock you down and stun you - in Gears 1 they're literally just a smokescreen.

It'll be interesting to see how the no-stun smoke grenades affect regular players. Lord knows how many kills per game are via stun grenades (the players get knocked to the floor for about 5+ seconds; ample time for another player to waltz over and blast them with the shotgun).

Looks like we're in for another fun update, boys and girls - a good follow on from last weeks Double Experience Weekend. :mischievous:
 

Chaos

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I thought you'd like it. :lol:

For sure, I'll be on some time tonight for sure. Probably evening-night time for you, thereabouts. :D