If you’ve been having trouble finding a public multiplayer match in Gears of War 2, you’re hardly alone. For me, it seemed near-impossible to get a game of Horde going without waiting 20 minutes for the matchmaking system to put together a team. Oftentimes I would forgo playing Gears 2 altogether because of these multiplayer issues, which is a shame because it’s a mind-blowing experience both online and off.
Thankfully, the good folks over at Epic Games have answered our frustrated cries for help and grunts of frustration. Beginning November 27, those logging into Gears 2 while connected to Xbox Live will be prompted to download the aforementioned patch which makes online matchmaking a breeze. Coincidentally, the patch hit on Thanksgiving, giving gamers plenty to be thankful for—and just one more reason to ignore their relatives over the long holiday weekend.
“We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time and we will continue to monitor the situation,” writes Gears 2 Senior Producer Rod Fergusson in a post on the Epic Games Forums. “We’re hopeful that the matchmaking issues we’ve seen up till now are a thing of the past.”
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