Confirmed Gear of War 3 freezing problems, fixes coming

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So far it seems as if the highly-anticipated Gears of War 3 launch has gone pretty smoothly, however we are hearing some reports of frustrating GoW 3 freezing issues which seems to be affecting gamers.

Quite often when people try to play a splitscreen horde mode game with two profiles loaded the freeze occurs, but this video also shows a similar thing happening when a gamer tries to run any versus mode quick match – as you can imagine the problem is very annoying.

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The Epic Games developers have been busy on the forums trying to get to the bottom of the problem, however haven’t yet given an indication as to when such issues will be rolled-out over Xbox Live, here is what one Epic representative had to say on the matter:

“Getting this resolved is a priority for Epic. We are collecting information internally, sourcing as much as possible from the community and exploring potential fixes. We do not have any recommendations to share with players just yet”

To help Epic Games diagnose the problem you should head over to the forums and answer the questionnaire, there have been 101 pages of replies so far, so it looks like the problem is quite common. The topic was originally addressed on September 27, therefore Epic’s dev team has had roughly two weeks to pinpoint and resolve the problem, hopefully we will hear something useful regarding the matter soon.

For now we would like to hear from you regarding the matter, has GoW 3 freezed for you? If so, have you noticed any pattern as to when it freezes? Let us know in the comments section. Here’s some reactions we spotted on Twitter:

Ythelastmatt – Dear Gears of War 3, please stop freezing and being so fucking buggy, I just want to enjoy and beat you before arkham city comes out. Thnx

kcirtaPDelgado – Bad News: My Gears of War 3 disc froze during a pivotal moment in the game. Good News: I was angry enough to finally turn Super Saiyan.

  • Mummblesgardner

    i can’t play any on line multiplayer with out it freezin really p!!!in me off when the game costs so much, campain works fine but feel like i threw £40 down the swanny

    • Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      It’s spelt
      campaign.

      But anyway,
      my GOW3 occasionally freezes up at the start screen, and I have to literally
      pull the plug out my 360 in order to turn the damn thing off, then restart it.
      No problems with any other games, just Gears.

      On a separate
      note, the biggest problem with GOW2 was kill thieving, all Epic have done is
      incentivise it even more so with money/unlocks etc and make this issue even worse. Playing
      ‘co-op’ horde feels more like playing a stressful game of versus now. A
      friendly game of horde was all that kept me playing Gears2, and it is for this
      reason, plus the freezing, I shall be returning my copy of Gears3.

      It’s spelt
      campaign.

      But anyway,
      my GOW3 occasionally freezes up at the start screen, and I have to literally
      pull the plug out my 360 in order to turn the damn thing off, then restart it.
      No problems with any other games, just Gears.

      On a separate
      note, the biggest problem with GOW2 was kill thieving, all Epic have done is
      incentivise it even more so with money/unlocks etc and make this issue even worse. Playing
      ‘co-op’ horde feels more like playing a stressful game of versus now. A
      friendly game of horde was all that kept me playing Gears2, and it is for this
      reason, plus the freezing, I shall be returning my copy of Gears3.

  • Aprilwine89

    it freezes on me almost every time i join into any type of game mode. Right when the match starts it freezes. Or it will freeze alot in loading menus.  VERY ANNOYING

  • Ckyhim0266

    Im over this game. Too much freezing, wasting time, waste of money. also false advertisement on live marketplace. Ill be returning this game.

  • Keezfocer

    Oh yeah, my brother and I love Gears of War, except for the fact that this has happened to us TWICE. We used to do co-op on GOW 2 all the time until the game started to completely freeze whenever we tried to load with his main profile signed in. Then we finally got GOW 3 for Christmas four days ago and the same thing has happened to us AGAIN. >_< I am deeply disappointed that Epic games has not managed to fix this glitch in BOTH of the Epic games I have purchased. You will not see me buying any more games from them until this glitch is fixed because if I cannot play co-op with my brother, then I do not feel that a game is worth buying.