Gears of War 4 is the latest subject of YouTuber DefendTheHouse's Myths series, where it tests theories to see if they're true or not. In this video, they test collision factors of Dropshot mines and the ricocheting ability of Torque Bow shots.
Multiple test cases for Dropshot Mines are showcased, including whether they can collide with each other, a bullet, or a melee attack. Unfortunately for those wanting to shoot the mines out of the air, the only theory that was confirmed was that you can knock a Dropshot Mine away from you with a melee attack.
The video also tests Torque Bow shots for teammate-ricocheting capability. The player aims their shot at a static teammate's unmentionables and ends up ricocheting the shot towards the feet of a completely still enemy player, blowing them up in the process. It doesn't seem like it'll work very well in a real multiplayer match, but it's still cool to see happen.
A couple other myths are tested, and you can see them all here or in the video embed above. DefendTheHouse has busted multiple myths in games like Overwatch and The Division. Some of our favourite videos include whether Mei can block Overwatch victory poses with her Ice Wall ability and testing the ability to shoot The Division players who are in the Dark Zone from out of bounds.
Gears of War 4 is available now for Xbox One and PC and scored a 7/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Mike Mahardy praised its "fantastic Horde mode" and "creative new versus modes," but he found the campaign to be lackluster with a "shallow storyline and writing."