coming from someone who has played the first 2 gears games online for weeks and weeks and weeks, if not months, of cumulative time, i've gotta say, i think the MP is just about perfect. the weapons are finally balanced, there is no lag / everyone has a fair shot (assuming you have a decent connection), there are awesome new game modes (i love warzone rules in team objective games), the textures no longer have to "pop in".. no longer do i feel like it's a random or just plain stupifying result when i kill or am killed. it feels like whoever lands the first good shot wins. also i looked at my stats and i have the exact same number of rifle kills and shotgun kills. that is complete balance. the "power weapons" are useful without feeling overpowered. i could go on and on. i played the beta and it was really frustrating. part of it was because i hadn't played in a while and was rusty, but a big part of it was i felt like weapons were totally unbalanced and there was still a log of lag going on. but to their credit, they've pretty much perfected everything in my eyes. i guess that's the whole point of a beta. epic has finally delivered on what i always hoped gears could be. there's gonna be haters, but who's with me?