Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Epic Addresses Gears Of War 2 Matchmaking Problems

As all of you may already know Gears Of War 2 online is very slow. With Gears Of War 2 being as popular as it is this has become a big problem and many people are wanting answers.

Well Epic Games has finally coughed up a response on their forums. Here is what they had to say about the problem.
“We're aware that some folks are experiencing longer-than-ideal wait times while using the skill-based Public matchmaking in Gears 2 multiplayer. We're working on some solutions but it's a complicated issue as there isn't any one problem; it's a combination of factors. Clearly, scale is one of them as we've had millions of successful matches played online so far, however a small percentage of players are having issues, which is unacceptable. We're working closely with Microsoft to address the matchmaking issues, I promise you that it is our #1 priority, and we hope to have an update soon.”
If you ask me I have yet to run into a person that has not had a problem with Gears Of War 2 Public Matchmaking, especially elimination.

Well hopefully the fix will be here soon, but to help us out Epic has given us a few tips to find matches quicker.
• If you are seeing long waiting times or your matchmaking search keeps restarting over, try restarting the search or try a different matchmaking playlist.
• The problems happen most frequently with parties of 1 and 4. So just try not to go into a match with 1 or 4 people and to get a match the fastest go into a party of 5.
• Also try and play private matches to avoid this problem all together
• Also NAT issues will always slow down your matchmaking so for heavens sake get you NAT on open already.

These tips really do not seem like much, but hey I am glad they are at least addressing the problem and are trying to work on it. Hopefully it is fixed soon because I really do like Gears of War, but I simply find matchmaking way to long for me to even consider playing public matches at this point in time.

Full Forum Post Here

1 comment:

  1. That is good news. I know a guy at work who plays Gears 2 and all he does is gripe about how bad the mutlipplayer is. I hope this gets him to shut up some day.


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