What’s new and improved in the next Titanfall patch?Written by: / / 1 Comment
The team at Respawn Entertainment hasn’t given itself a moment’s rest since the launch of Titanfall in March, having continued to work on patches, balance fixes, downloadable content and additional features for the last few months.
On the back of the release of the Expedition map pack for Xbox 360 owners yesterday, work continues on the next patch for Titanfall on Xbox One and PC. What will be new and improved in the game later this month? Quite a bit.
Here’s part of the full list of features and additions coming to Titanfall in June, with more to be revealed closer to release:
Marked for Death
“MFD is a 6v6 mode where one player per team is “Marked for Death”. Teams need to protect their own marked player while hunting down the enemy Pilot. Once a target is killed, new Pilots are marked. This is a fast paced mode that challenges players to fully explore maps and coordinate as a team.”
“This is a 2v2 version of Last Titan Standing. It’s our first non 6v6 mode and relies on teamwork and strategy. Great for players who want to play an even more tactical version of LTS.”
Titan Burn Card
“Burn cards are no longer just for Pilots. Titan cards include amped weapons and enhanced Titan abilities.”
Example: “The Amped Vortex Shield turns into just a big reflector, so you pop it out and it just literally knocks rounds right back at enemies,” says Joel Emslie.
Titan Customization (Visual and voice over)
“Players will be able to choose between 3 Titan VO packs. “Betty” is the original voice and this update adds Lisa and Jeeves. Players will also be able to select Titan decals. You’ll unlock these as you complete challenges in the game and apply them to the front of your Titan. Our friends over at Penny Arcade were kind enough to contribute a cool decal to the mix too!”
Example: “You gen-up, you get a gen-tag to go with it. And so these are positioned all over your Titan. They’ll be on the rodeo hatches. It’s just a little bit of customization that we’re throwing in there for the players. We’re doing what we can to support it after launch – just get as much as we can in there that makes sense to everybody,” Joel Emslie said.
“Titanfall now shows when players are connecting into a lobby as well as shuffling teams to keep skill levels and matches closer.”
“Some of the smaller changes include burn card overflow protection, new menu art and the ability for auto-titans to use smoke and particle walls.”
Oh, and if you saw a small(ish) update for Titanfall recently, that wasn’t the patch, according to Respawn, so sit tight:
You may have noticed a 40 MB patch today. It's laying the groundwork for a future update, you won't notice any change to the game.
— Respawn (@Respawn) June 16, 2014
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