The latest title update for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition seeks to placate players frustrated by the game’s inconsistent shotgun in online competitive multiplayer.
The Gnasher is front and center in the notes for the latest update. Developer The Coalition promises a few improvements:
General improvements to the consistency of the Gnasher.Gnasher pellets now always shoot in a consistent pattern.
Removed “Idle State” from MP which could cause shooting trajectory to be more random.
Fixed a bug where some Gnasher shots were reporting as headshots incorrectly.
“We wanted to improve the Gnasher by focusing on producing a consistent shot, so players can better predict and estimate the damage they are doing to opponents”, write the team at The Coalition.
“We’ve done this by changing the Gnasher from a randomized pellet spread to the same shape spread. This will help reduce occurrences where you do less or more damage than expected, and also help players calculate their damage expectations during gunfights more accurately and consistently.”
Several other changes and tweaks have been made, but these are probably the changes most likely to improve the quality of gameplay.