The September update for Gears 4, includes 500G of new achievements, major improvements to matchmaking, and two free maps. Here’s what The Coalition had to say about the matchmaking tweaks.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be switching from Region Locked matchmaking (matching you only with players in your choice of Region) to a new Quality of Service matchmaking system.
What does this mean for you? We’ll match you on local data centers with players of similar connection quality more often, resulting in fairer and better quality matches every time you play.
On top of this new system, we’ve also improved the Skill Based Matchmaking to give you better quality skill matchups on top of better network quality, arriving mid-September with…
Mercy, a map from Gears of War 3, and Habor Haze, which is a new version of an existing map but with rolling sea fog that obscures players view, are the two maps.