Gears of War 2 Multiplayer: We have the details!

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Thanks to an article on Xbox360Fanboy, we have a heck of a lot of super juicy details about Gears of War 2’s multiplayer.

The information comes from a massive 13 page article in the July issue of EGM Magazine as well as some leaked info from the X360 Magazine. We have details on the new modes, weapons, executions and more. This game is looking to be as hot as hell.

All the details and goodies after the jump.

[Thanks Poddle for the tip]

So here are the details, I really think that the idea of AI players to play against and also fill up spots in games is an aweseme idea and I really hope they do it. A lot of people think that bots are maybe a thing of the past, but I really think that they have a lot to offer, especially when the internet is not available.

Not to mention that something like this will have a ton to offer to people who are not fortunate enough to have Xbox Live or some LAN buddies to play with all the time. These people usually miss out on a lot of a games worth, but hopefully, that won’t be the case anymore!

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Gridlock and Subway will be redone for Gears of War 2

Here is all the good stuff as promised, taken from and as written by Xbox360Fanboy:

Quick details

When a reader submitted question asked about a 4-player co-op possibility, Cliff Bleszinski only reiterated the “Bigger, Better and more Badass” mantra behind Gears of War 2.

There will be a screenshot capture in Gears of War 2 which will allow players to upload the images they take to a website and vote on submitted images.

The photo-mode scores you in-game based on the action around you (think, Dead Rising).

During the playtest, EGM spotted an Xbox LIVE status message that said someone at Epic was in Gears of War 2 watching a video–not playing a game. Saved film possibility?

Epic is considering implementing a live onscreen ticker that displays how much damage you are dealing and how many points you earn per match.

Gears of War 2 may offer A.I. bots for multiplayer to help fill the new 10-man limit.

The dev team calls chainsaw kills from behind, “Chainsodomy”

On the Subject of Weapons

“Gorgon Burst Pistol” is the official name of one of the newest weapons. The double-clipped handheld has a high rate of fire and shoots in short bursts for an extra punch while hiding behind a shield–meat or otherwise.

“Scorcher” flamethrower detail: Power weapon, only appears once on a map (similar to the Boom Shot). Short burst weapon, perfect active reload increases its range.

“Boltok Pistol” detail: Perfect active reload allows the old pistol to fire much faster.

Epic says plenty of more weapons are on the way, including new additions to the superweapons class (alongside the Hammer of Dawn) which EGM speculates could include a mortar type of weapon.

Got an enemy down? Attack! (Slightly different from the original article in X360)

‘X’ button: Curb Stomp — The original curb stomp kill returns

‘Y’ button: Execution — Longer to execute, so riskier, the executions are a sight. Race, and sometimes weapon, specific kills that promise to earn the expected ‘M’ rating. COG soldiers will punch an enemy to death, Locusts will rip off arms and beat an enemy with them and in the example for a Torque Bow specific kill the attacker will take the victim’s head and place it on a Torque Bow’s blade tip, then use his foot to pop it off. Wiiiiiiicked.

‘A’ button: Grab — Take a downed enemy and use them as a human shield. Considered dead as soon as it happens, the shield can actually respawn (if it’s allowed in that mode) and their body can take quite a bit of damage before disintegrating. The ‘B’ button ends the encounter with a neck-snap.

‘B’ button: Melee — End it quickly and without all the flash.

Got knocked down? Oh noes! Defend Yo’ Self!

‘R’ Trigger: With Grenade Equipped — Martyrdom

Had a frag grenade equipped when you got cut down? Wait for an enemy to approach for a killing move (listed above) and make them pay. Press the ‘R’ Trigger to detonate your frag and send you both into oblivion in a wet, gooey mess.

‘R’ Trigger: Without Grenade Equipped — Raise your hand and request assistance from your squad. Doing so will flash your ‘man down’ icon for friends to spot.

‘A’ button: Crawl — Crawl to safety as you bleed out. Your dragging body will leave a trail behind you and you will eventually die, unless someone comes to revive you … which we hope still doesn’t look like a firm pat on the back.

source: Xbox360Fanboy

Last Updated: May 30, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Squirrely

    I can’t wait for this!

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    It’s the big boy of multiplayer games. Back, angry, and oh-so-exciting. November confirmed to be a time vacuum:)!

  • Those sound like awesome additions, the bit about RT when you’re down is cool. It seems at least they not overcomplicating things for noobs.

  • Someone

    [‘A’ button: Crawl — Crawl to safety as you bleed out. Your dragging body will leave a trail behind you and you will eventually die, unless someone comes to revive you … which we hope still doesn’t look like a firm pat on the back.]

    I like this one. No more Die by Active Sniper Shots

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