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Finding A Match In Gears of War 4 Sucks

I’ve been playing Gears of War 4 for a few dozen hours now and a good portion of that time has been spent waiting for the game to find someone to play with. Advertisement At first, I thought it was simply that I was playing the game earlier than most people. So I waited for the early release date, when folks who bought the Ultimate Edition would be able to play. It was still slow then, so I thought, OK, let’s not make any judgements yet until the game is fully out. That was yesterday, lo and behold, nothing has improved. Whenever I search for a match in any mode, from KOTH to Dodgeball and everything in-between, the game will always tell me that finding a match will take at least 3 minutes. If I’m lucky, that estimate is correct. Most of the time, though, I found myself waiting anywhere from 5-10+ minutes just to get into a match. Adding insult to injury, Gears 4 would often make me wait only to put me in a match that wasn’t even full. The game would then proceed to not populate that match with bots or new players, meaning that I was…