gears-of-war-imageGears 2, one of the most popular Xbox Live games last year, didn’t have a flawless multipayer and the game’s developers are aware of that. The good news is that they’re planning to fix all the issues, so by the end of January we’re going to see a Gears of War 2 patch which will eliminate bugs and online exploits.

The announcement was made by Epic’s president Mark Rein via the official boards: “We’re fixing a whole bunch of online exploits,” he wrote. “For example we’ve fixed the ability to wield an invisible shield, melee through some walls, gain infinite Lancer ammo and equip a shield and a two-handed weapon simultaneously plus many more.”

Other issues to be addressed to by the Gears 2 patch relate to client-side stability in high-latency matches, particularly as it pertains to the shotgun, improvements to the overall online experience (like bigger penalties for those who quit matches early) and changes to the in-game achievements for the upcoming DLC. An exact release date of the patch was not revealed, but we’ll inform you as soon as we have it.