Titanfall 2 may have endured a somewhat difficult time in terms of sales post-release, having been sandwiched between the release of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Nevertheless, there are big plans for the mech-shooter in 2017, and community manager Jay Frechette took to the official website to lay out the details.
The post began: “Hello Pilots—Jay here. Happy New Year! Last year we said that we were committed to supporting Titanfall 2 for the long haul and this journey began with the release of Angel City’s Most Wanted and we’re just getting started. We have many things in the works for Titanfall 2 players in 2017 and today we’re excited to reveal what’s next.”
The main attraction so far for Titanfall 2 as for its new content will be a brand new mode entitled Live Fire. The 6v6 Pilot only mode brings out the best in competitive combat with its fast pace with a best of 5 format. There are no respawns, and players will have just one minute to defeat the opposing team. This frantic approach will test players’ teamwork and mobility skills to the limit, in maps that are purposely enclosed in design to accomodate the intense nature of Live Fire.
Speaking of maps, two new dedicated maps will be introduced: Stacks and Meadow. In addition to this, another Coliseum map called Columns and a new Pilot execution map and Commander intros for Factions. Improvements have also been made to Titanfall 2’s playlist interface. Acting on player feedback that suggested that splitting game modes between multiple screens isn’t the most ideal method of playing, therefore a new form of interface is set to accompany the next set of content.