Gears 5 has been plagued by online issues since it launched in “early access” for those who have the ultimate versions of the game.
Everything from disconnects, long wait times in between games, issues with the Campaign, stats not tracking, and more.
Connectivity issues are almost expected during the initial week of a game, but it’s still frustrating to see how bad it’s been.
Gears 5 is easily Xbox’s biggest first party game since Halo 5, and it would have been nice to see the game come out of the gates running more smoothly.
I’m sure The Coalition did everything they could to make sure that the launch went smoothly, but as of now it hasn’t been the case.
It’s disappointing because these issues are currently interfering with what looks to be a very promising game.
The issues have gotten better, and I’d be surprised if they lasted much longer. The game is “technically” still early, as the global launch isn’t until the 10th. Let’s hope the issues are cleared up by then.
Our review will be going up for Gears 5 in the coming week. We’ll be monitoring the online issues to see how it affects the review.
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