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New Gears of War Maps January 8, 2007

Posted by dpcough in CES 2007.
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At CES it was announced that Gears of War will have two new maps come out January 10th, 2007 named “Raven Down” and “Old Bones.” The content will be free of charge and is being sponsored by Discovery Channel for free. Raven Down surround a helicopter and Old Bones is a muesuem with Locust tunnelings.

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In addition there will also be a patch for the game with these features The most notable one is the loss of name for the host of a ranked match, it angers everyone The patch releases Tuesday,  info from Mark Rein here:

• Fixed aspect ratio distortion when using VGA cable with 4:3 displays at resolutions higher than 640×480
• Fixed voice issue with new players joining Player Match games in progress
• Players can now get the Achievement for “Dish Best Served Cold” when using Troika turret to kill RAAM
• Fixed rare situation where host could loop countdown and never start match
• Fixed rare situation where players could get stuck after chainsawing in multiplayer
• Reduced Grenade Tag melee distance
• Enabled “Strict” NAT check on host to prevent possible connection issues
• Optimized server browser queries to return results more quickly and prevent scroll bars from hiding quality of service icons
• Reduced number of possible revives in Execution to match Warzone
• Removed host name from Ranked match server browser
• Disabled security cameras in Ranked matches
• Ranked matches now require balanced teams (3v3 or 4v4)
• Increased penalty for quitting a Ranked match to -50 points
• Added additional cheat detection code
• Additional housekeeping updates

Stay tuned for continuing coverage of CES 2007 all week long.

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