Gears 2 multiplayer details revealed

Four modes explained.

Epic has revealed four multiplayer modes from Gears of War 2, including novel twists on traditional team deathmatch and capture the flag.

You can also check out loads of new screenshots including graphical comparison shots between the same locations in Gears 1 and 2.

Gears 2 will eventually include 12 maps when it goes on sale, and through those you'll be able to play the likes of War Zone, Meat Flag, Wingman and Guardian.

War Zone is basic team deathmatch, but with five players on each side, while Wingman is five teams of two players each, which sounds like an interesting dynamic.

Guardian, meanwhile, is another five-on-five, except one player on each team is designated the "Guardian", and has to run around spouting pinko lefty nonsense about the environment. Or possibly has to run around without being killed, because once the Guardian dies no one else on his or her team can respawn that round.

Finally, Meat Flag is capture-the-flag with a live character as the flag. A possible example is Franklin, the petrol station "old timer" from Gears 1.

Epic has also said that of the 12 maps, there's a re-jigged Gridlock and maps called River and Security among them.

Another cool detail is that maps will feature portable shields - in effect, giant riot shields that you can also plant in the ground to act as cover.

As designer Cliff Bleszinski has previously said, the cover system is much the same but with a few tweaks - and one of those is that when you snap to cover, you'll be snapped to the corner so you're less open to flanking fire.

For more on Gears of War 2, check out our recent preview and interview with Cliff Bleszinski and Kudo Tsunoda.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (13)

About the author

Tom Bramwell

Tom Bramwell

Contributor

Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Related

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach's remaster is OK - but key improvements are required

PC and Xbox One versions of the Master Chief Collection remaster analysed in depth.

PUBG thinks it's found a way to stop players camping in the middle of the safe zone

"Land, loot, and camp in the circle for the rest of the match no more."

Nintendo tempts new devs with behind-the-scenes details of how Breath of the Wild 2's reveal trailer was made

"We are seeking both the power to create play and the power to create art," the careers site says.

Here are the next two DLC fighters coming to Tekken 7

"A new contender is set to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament!"

You may also enjoy...

PUBG thinks it's found a way to stop players camping in the middle of the safe zone

"Land, loot, and camp in the circle for the rest of the match no more."

Here are the next two DLC fighters coming to Tekken 7

"A new contender is set to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament!"

Nintendo tempts new devs with behind-the-scenes details of how Breath of the Wild 2's reveal trailer was made

"We are seeking both the power to create play and the power to create art," the careers site says.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach's remaster is OK - but key improvements are required

PC and Xbox One versions of the Master Chief Collection remaster analysed in depth.

Comments (13)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading