Suit up, Pilots. The Titanfall 2 multiplayer not-Beta begins this weekend for console players.
Respawn Entertainment recently pulled the lid off their upcoming Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech test. According to Respawn Co-Founder and CEO Vince Zampella, the upcoming test isn’t an official “Beta test”, so much as a way for the developers to actively stress-test the multiplayer servers. Coming after yesterday’s tech test update, Respawn Entertainment released a new trailer announcing the date for the Titanfall 2 tech test. Hinted at by Zampella’s Twitter feed, the multiplayer test will be held this weekend, Aug. 19-21, and the last weekend of the month- Aug. 26-28. Two skirmish modes will be available for players over the first three days- “Pilots VS Pilots” and “Bounty Hunt”. While Pilots VS Pilots appears in the original Titanfall as a mech-free 8-against-8 team deathmatch, Bounty Hunt is a brand new mode where two teams of 5 compete against each other and the Remnant Fleet; this horde-based versus mode features its own point-system, as players must cash-in their score at a drop-point between each wave of Remnant Fleet enemies. Both modes can be played on the two included maps, Boomtown and Homestead. Players will also have an opportunity to construct teams using Titanfall 2’s clan-based “Networks” feature.
The second test will include all of the content from the previous week, plus the new 6v6 “Armed Hardpoint” mode. A new spin on Titanfall‘s Hardpoint Domination, Armed Hardpoint allows teams to double their score if they successfully AMP another Hardpoint on the map while holding control of another. The second tech test will also add a third map into rotation, Forward Base Kodai.
The Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech test will be available for Xbox One and PS4 starting this Friday. Explained in a recent post from Zampella, the PC players will not experience a tech test or Beta prior to the official launch, in fear of data-miners exposing key information regarding the single-player campaign or potential future content. Apart from potential spoilers, the PC version has not been tested with Respawn’s “hardware lab” for GPU compatibility, nor has it been optimized for an official “minimum specification”.
Titanfall 2 will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 10/28.