Titanfall 2 got a bit of a bum deal with their launch being within days of the Battlefield 1 release as well as this years, sci-fi focused Call of Duty. By all accounts Titanfall 2 is an incredible experience. The press love it and our GD Titanfall 2 review dropped a massive 9 on it. However, players expressed concern that it might not get long term support, due to a lower fan base, caused by those other massive game releases. The community focused Respawn have told us that they intend on rolling out all DLC upgrades for free.
That includes new maps, weapons, modes and anything that could effect gameplay, it will all be free to anyone who bought Titanfall 2. They do not think that paywalling any new gameplay effect is a good way to build a healthy playerbase.
They do, however, intend on letting players purchase cosmetic upgrades. There will be no ingame currency and no pay to win purchase options. So basically if you want a new look titan (one that functions exactly like existing titans) then you can buy the Titan and enjoy a fresh look to your game, letting you visually stand out from the crowd.
Personally that would mean people would spot and target me more often, and lets face it, my skills in Titanfall arent good enough to warrant that level of extra attention. But there will certainly be some of you players out there that would jump at the chance of standing out from the crowd visually.
The first DLC is scheduled for 30 November and its called Angel City's Most Wanted. What we know so far about the first Titanfall 2 DLC is that it will include a classic map from the original Titanfall, thats right, the one called Angel City. Also, true to their word, Respawn are looking to reward their early adopters and so people who pre-ordered Titanfall 2 will gain access to the new Angel City map on 30th November and the rest of us will get it on 3rd Dec.
Some of the other free content within the Angel City Most Wanted DLC is as follows
- Wingman Elite Pistol
- Titan Kits: Get more customization for your Titan with these all new kits.
- Ion: Refraction Lens - Splitter Rifle splits 5 ways
- Scorch: Scorched Earth - Flame Core ignites the ground, leaving thermite in its wake
- Northstar: Threat Optics - Enemies are highlighted while zooming in
- Tone: Burst Loader - Aiming allows the 40mm to store up to 3 shots to burst fire
- Legion: Hidden Compartment - Power Shot has two charges
- Ronin: Phase Reflex - When doomed, Ronin phases out of danger
- Pilot Execution: Inner Pieces - Phase into an unsuspecting victim
- Stats screen
- FAQ menu
- In-game store
They also intend on rolling out a bunch of events to help showcase their long term Titanfall 2 plan.
They make it clear that this is just the beginning of their free content, so all of us Titanfall 2 players have fresh content to look forward to. Over to you guys, whats your thoughts? Dont forget to use the matchmaking buttons if you want to find fellow Titanfall 2 gamers to get some GD multiplayer sessions on the go.