news\ Mar 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Gears of War 3 Title Update 4 released


Title Update 4 for Gears of War 3 has been released.  As noted on, "you will automatically be prompted to download it if you are connected to Xbox LIVE."  The release notes for Title Update 4 are as follows:


  • Savage Drone and Savage Grenadier can now "swat" turn in Beast mode
  • Spectator mode now starts viewing a player instead of a battle camera
  • Alternate control users in multiplayer will no longer look at DBNO characters when pressing R3
  • The crosshair for the Longshot and Hammerburst will now show an X if a shot is obstructed
  • KOTH — ring locators are now visible in spectator mode
  • KOTH — some hill locations have been adjusted

Bug Fixes

  • The Onyx Guard decoy in Horde will not drop his rifle after exhausting the Vulcan ammo
  • Clients will no longer be stuck with a "Waiting for Players" message up if the host quits Horde during the progression screen
  • Chainsaw audio loop will now persist for listeners who leave the audible range and re-enter it
  • Fixed some instances where special event ribbons would not be properly awarded
  • COG pistol firing rate has been adjusted to be equal on host and clients
  • The Flaming Retro Lancer is now available for attendees of the first special event
  • Fixed some issues related to the destruction of meatbags
  • The Slab start up screen no longer has debug text
  • After a host migration in Horde, the waves will no longer go past 50
  • Cover near the elevator in Hotel no longer allows players to lean outside of the visible area
  • Grenade throwers that are killed mid-throw will receive credit for any kills that grenade causes
  • Silverback will be disabled if hit by a smoke grenade when the driver is in the middle of the exit animation
  • Team Deathmatch time limit no longer resets to 3 minutes when both teams are out of respawns

Also, you can join Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson for a live stream Wednesday night, where he will be talking about the upcoming DLC, Forces of Nature.  Don't confuse that with the awful Ben Affleck movie.  The stream starts at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the Epic Games Twitch.TV page.

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