Epic has released an update for its Xbox 360 blockbuster title Gears of War 2, intended to fix the long waits some players have been experiencing in multiplayer matchmaking. In order to get the update out as quickly as possible, the company focused just on immediate infrastructure issues and have left any potential gameplay issues for a future update.

Besides making public matchmaking faster, the update should also stop stats from being lost when playing online (which apparently happened frequently) and addresses an issue where some players were unable to start the story-based campaign if Xbox LIVE was down or unavailable. If you haven’t already downloaded the update, next time the game is loaded you should be prompted to do so.