‘Gears of War 4’ Getting Huge Update

Gears of War 4 March Update – Diner, Old Town, Ranked LobbiesSee brand new gameplay and go behind the scenes on Diner, Old Town and the new Ranked Lobby system! Learn more about the March Update and over events coming this month on Xbox Wire: news.xbox.com/2017/03/07/gears-4-march-update Gears of War 4 is rated M for mature by the ESRB for Blood & Gore, Intense Violence and Strong…2017-03-07T17:01:50.000Z

March is bringing a lot of changes to Gears of War 4.

The update was announced on the Xbox Wire this morning and is adding the new ranked lobby system, two new maps and improvements to the Gnasher.


Gears of War 4 – Diner Multiplayer Map FlythroughA lone neon-lit Diner in a dusty wasteland is about to become the latest battleground in Gears 4! Combat inside the Diner is intense and claustrophobic as you fight for control of the kitchen and Sniper Spawn. The parking lot is a more open affair where the focus shifts to ranged combat. Work as a…2017-03-07T17:01:50.000Z

The first map is called Diner and has been in development for the past 18 months, according to the release. It is a close quarters map that is described as “intense and claustrophobic” while you fight to control the kitchen and the sniper spawn. There is a parking lot which is much more open and features a lot of ranged combat.

Gears of War 4 – Old Town Multiplayer Map FlythroughOld Town is back! One of the standout maps from Gears of War 3, this map has been re-imagined with a new setting of a snowy UIR Costal town, complete with a looming UIR Base in the backdrop of the map. The map features the same layout fans know and love, with its clearly defined…2017-03-07T17:01:50.000Z

The second map, Old Town, is a remake from the popular Gears of War 3 map. The map features the same layout as the Gears of War 3 version but it will feature the weapon swaps of the newest installment which aims to evolve the strategies on the map.

Ranked Lobby

Gears of War 4, Xbox One

The ranked lobbies were a highly request community feature and is designed to improve the flow of matchmaking.

When matchmaking for a playlist, you will be put into a pre-game lobby complete where you vote on the map. If a player drops before the match begins, the countdown will cancel and continue searching to keep matches balanced.

When the match finishes, you will automatically return to the lobby search for your playlist without having to manually restart it yourself.

Gnasher Improvements

Gears of War 4 March Update – Gnasher ImprovementsRyan Cleven (Multiplayer Design Director) explains the improvements to the close range consistency of the Gnasher coming in the March Update for Gears of War 4. Learn more about the Gnasher improvements and future tuning plans on our official website: gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/gears4-gnasher-march-update Gears of War 4 is rated M for mature by the ESRB for Blood…2017-03-03T18:59:45.000Z

The Gnasher is the shotgun that has been a staple of the Gears of War series. A common criticism developers received regarding the gun were point-blank inconsistencies across all game modes.

A full breakdown of what was changed can be found right here.

A major change is all shots will now start from the barrel of the gun which will make the shots much more precise as seen in this photo:

Gears of War 4, Gnasher


Monthly Events

Gears of War 4, Xbox One

March 24 will start a Versus game mode themed event and March 31 will have a Horde mode themed event.

We will continue to add Versus and Horde weekend events with every third Friday after an update featuring a Versus-themed event, followed by a Horde-themed event the weekend following that one. We’ll reveal more about each weekend in the week leading up to the event, but we’re pretty sure Versus Snipers are going to be particularly happy this month. (From Xbox Wire)

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