Epic has unleashed a beefy patch for Gears of War 2 that should make online multiplayer much more enjoyable.

All manner of exploits from turning invisible to shooting while Roadie Running are no longer possible, and an chunky pile of stability bugs have been stamped out.

On top of that are balancing tweaks to bring back the idea of fair play, plus a host of improvements including those seven new map pack-related Achievements we told you about earlier.

A full list ofpatch notes can be found on the official forum.

The second title update arrives as Gears of War 2 tops 4 million sales in two months and the Combustible Map Pack finishes as the "number one piece of premium downloadable content" on Xbox Live for December.

Epic is far from finished, though, and promises continued support for the Gears of War 2 community and to further address any bugs, exploits or balancing issues that arise.

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