On October 30th 2015, you'll be greeted to a new look collection of playlists for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. These changes are listed below.
Warzone OR Special Event
2v2 Gnasher Execution
Competitive is now home exclusively to Execution and Blitz, the former using the slightly varied settings from the ESL eSports Pro League (excluding Friendly Fire). We wanted to make the difference between Social and Competitive experiences clearer, and help our fans choose the kind of experience they want. For modes that no longer appear in Competitive, we’ve bumped their XP up in social playlists to match their old Competitive counterparts.
When there’s no special event, we’ll feature Warzone as a playlist in it's place. Assassination has been removed from playlists and will now appear exclusively as a special event, due to the mode having a low volume of matches played comparative to the other modes. We selected this group of playlists based on a variety of factors, including player population count, to focus our playlist offering and improve the online matchmaking experience for Gears of War fans.