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Practicing Glitchcraft: Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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Gears of War is a dark, gritty third-person shooter set in a world with lots of grey and lots of red. First released in November of 2006, GoW and its two direct sequels have reached critical acclaim. Following the release of GoW2 in 2008 and GoW3 in 2011, Gears of War: Judgment arrived in 2013 and told its story through the eyes of main character Damon Baird and the other members of Kilo Squad. The fifth game in the series, Gears of War 4, is currently in development.

Ultimate Edition, on the right, has undergone some heavy design updates, including the addition of a bit more color.
Ultimate Edition, on the right, has undergone some heavy design updates, including the addition of a bit more color.

The Gears franchise exists outside the digital world as well. A one-to-four player cooperative board game exists, plus a comic book series. There are even five novels expanding upon the world of the games, all written by sci-fi author Karen Traviss.

Now that we have the back story, the Practicing Glitchcraft court martial tribunal will commence. The accused, Gears of War Ultimate Edition for Xbox One, pleads as follows:

The first glitch shown here is the crab walk, which allows players to run much faster than usual. It then demonstrates how to float in the air using a weapon slide and some stairs. This can be used to go out of bounds on many of the maps, which Youtuber MooMooMilk demonstrates.

Here in Exhibit B, MooMooMilk comes out of the closet to show us how to fly. After that, a War Machine glitch that allows players to chainsaw others with any gun, then kill them at any time just by hitting them with a few bullets. This trick is also possible in the original version. The glitches end at 3:50, with the rest being a personal word from MooMooMilk.

There may not have been a wide variety of glitches, but those that exist in Ultimate Edition are certainly very useful, and not incredibly difficult to pull off. Try them out for yourself as we await the dawn of Gears of War 4.

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