As a gift to the Gears of War fans that attended PAX East this weekend, Epic Games let the fans play Execution on one of the new, unreleased maps Haven. During set times throughout the show they let the curtains open for the public to experience Execution before its upcoming release.
I don’t know how the shipped maps will play out. As far as Haven is concerned, upon spawn both teams were in reach of their own power weapon either a Torque Bow or the Booshka. In the middle of the map a Breechshot and Digger could be found. Personally, I rathered enjoyed this. Neither team was full heatedly open to go rushing for the Digger or the Breechshot. In some cases, if you rushed for the Digger you could get there in a seconds time before the other team. First contact will most likely occur at this location.
Another interesting aspect was the grenade loadout, only smokes and spots were available. This leads to some pretty strategic calls on both teams minds. Do you go all spots? Time them out and nobody can hide? Or do you split them up? The team I was on decided we would split it, 2 run smokes, the other 3 run spots. It was effective and it worked.
I’m not sure if the game type will actually be released as we played it, but in fairness, it played perfectly. Here’s to hoping I don’t have to change up my Haven Strategy too much when it finally comes out.
It’s called a Markza, but I think you meant Breechshot, as Markza is one of the starting weapons.
Lol yeah, thanks for the heads up. Fixed.