Gears of War 3 stats show shotguns are the gun of choice

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Anyone who has played even one match of a Gears of War title should know that the shotgun is perhaps one of the most overused and some can say most overpowered weapon in the game. This remains true in Gears of War 3, as Epic revealed statistics of weapon kills gathered since the game was released. Now these stats are only for primary weapons, and you can see the video breakdown below.

As you can see, in the quick match mode, shotguns are used by 72% of people performing kills with the Gnasher taking 45% of that number. Epic’s Senior Gameplay Programmer Pete Knepley says that this number is “not as bad as Gears 2, where it was pretty much 10 to 1 against the lancer” but it is still extremely wide used compared to the actual lancer. The stats for ranked matches however show favor towards Lancer use, so perhaps that is the gameplay mode to try from now on.

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  1. No wonder I keep hearing so much from my friends complaining about how all anyone uses are shotguns.
    That’s ridiculous. They made the shotguns to strong once again.

  2. I FA#W%## hate the Gnasher !! I refuse to use it .. its a cheap weapon. All I use is the Lancer .. and getting kills with that requires more skill.

    Any N00b with a xbox controller can get kills with a shotgun. Oh well you cant do nothing about it.

    I have to say if you know how to use the Retro Lancer you can get some good downs with that weapon, but its also considered a NOOBish weapon as its a little more powerful than the lancer and the execusion kill where you run with it is VERY annoying.

    But anyway each person to their own .. if u like ur Gnasher .. I HATE YOU !! i you like the Lancer ur a LEGEND.

  3. The lancer is just a million times cooler than any other weapon anyway. Chainsaw on a gun, you can’t beat that.

    People don’t care about skill in Multiplayer, they just want as many kills as they can, they don’t care if it’s a cheap kill.

    I’d rather have skill kills than cheap kills that anyone can do. You aren’t going to improve if you stick with a cheap weapon.

    That’s just my opinion though.

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