Titanfall 2 Open Technical Test Dates Announced

We still have a couple of months left to go before Respawn and EA unleash Titanfall 2, but before the full game launches, the developer and publisher duo will be giving players an early look at the title through a beta test.

This weekend will mark the first phase of the beta, with two modes playable on two maps from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

Titanfall 2 is still somewhat far from release, but players will soon be able to get a taste of the multiplayer experience thanks to the beta, which will begin on a yet to be confirmed date.

The follow-up to the Xbox and Windows exclusive first-person multiplayer shooter Titanfall, the imaginatively named Titanfall 2 includes both a story-driven single-player campaign and the multiplayer action fans of the original enjoyed. The second mode is Pilots vs. Pilots, which pits two teams of eight humans against each other - without their titans. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed. It feels like the mode would benefit from having scaled losses: 50% for a kill by an enemy pilot, 25% by a titan, and the whole lot if a grunt gets you, because that's the ultimate shame.

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So the question is how do you take part in the technical tests? However, regardless of whichever game mode was running, there was something noticeably different about pilot control.

Aside from the PC version of the game just not being ready to try out ahead of launch, apparently Respawn are also anxious about data miners digging up spoilers for the single player campaign ahead of time: "Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks". The following weekend (beginning on August 26), players will be able to try out all previous content, as well as the "Amped Hardpoint" mode and the "Forward Base Kodai" map. Experience Titanfall on Your Own Terms Single player is created to be a standalone narrative experience, so that you can enjoy Titanfall at your own pace and on your own terms. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out.

Titanfall 2 will be released on October 28, 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Stevivor travelled to Los Angeles, CA to preview Titanfall 2 as a guest of Electronic Arts. While I was unable to test its effectiveness against medieval fortifications, I can say that learning the ropes will be a critical multiplayer skill.

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