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Gears Of War 3 'Freezing At Profile Screen'

Bug banjaxes all of multiplayer.

Xbox gamers are reporting that Gears Of War 3 is freezing their consoles when they try and load a split screen Horde game.

The problem seems to be limited to when gamers try to use two profiles for the split screen mode and when the bug occurs it permanently alters one of the profiles making it impossible to enter any game mode.

Epic seem to be aware of the problem and have posted a questionnaire on their forums. As you may imagine Gears fans are rather miffed and the bug thread has 186 pages of comments.

Until the problem is solved we would suggest avoid playing the split screen Horde mode.

Source: Epic Games

  1. bacon_nuts
    Since: Mar 2011

    That just sounds weird.. :( bugs bugs bugs…

    Comment posted on 10/10/2011 at 23:15.
  2. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    A bug that kills multiplayer?
    That’s not a small glitch, how’d THAT get past testing?

    Comment posted on 10/10/2011 at 23:18.
  3. C_S15
    Since: Feb 2009

    My younger brother and I have played many splitscreen, multi-account, online and offline Horde games with zero issues. Peculiar.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 00:09.
  4. zeroTRoN
    Since: Jul 2011

    A game shipping with MAJOR bugs? Thats New to Me¿

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 01:03.
  5. rossthebassist
    Since: Nov 2009

    wounder what hardware these issues are being reported on, could it be limited to older hardware if others have not had issues.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 02:01.
  6. DirtyHabit
    Since: Forever

    We had a freeze on co’op campaign the other night. It seems the host machine froze and we were all left looking at a black screen (although we had sound)
    Quick hard reset for the host and we were back :)

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 08:02.
  7. Porcupine_I
    Since: Aug 2009

    it’s a shame, because it isn’t like they rushed out that game

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 08:21.
  8. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    never heard that one before.

    anyway, that sounds like a pretty serious bug, not just preventing you from playing the co-op but actually messing with your profile.
    a temporary outage is one thing, but when it starts altering or messing with saves or accounts it gets a whole lot more serious.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 08:52.
  9. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    wow, thats a massive bug thats been missed. Someone needs some decent testers

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 09:10.
  10. OneShotWook
    Since: Jun 2010

    Hm not had this,good luck to their forum mods because it’s an absolute sht fight at the moment on there.Can’t see another shooter bettering Gears pre xmas for me,awesome package.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2011 at 12:40.