The Coalition has detailed the September update for Gears of War 4. According to the team, this new update will introduce two new maps, achievements, and will feature some matchmaking improvements.
Going into more details, the new maps that are featured in the September update are the Mercy and Harbor Haze maps. The Mercy map is a recreation of the classic Gears of War 3 battleground map that is set in the hometown of Dominic Santiago’s wife, Maria. On the other hand, the Harbor Haze map is a new take on Harbor that is set during the day, and introduces a brand-new mist mechanic that envelopes the battlefield.
In the coming weeks, The Coalition will be switching from Region Locked matchmaking (matching you only with players in your choice of Region) to a new Quality of Service matchmaking system. In addition, the team has improved the Skill Based Matchmaking to give players better quality skill matchups on top of better network quality. These improvements will be arriving on mid-September.