Respawn Entertainment has announced that it will push out a multiplayer trial for Titanfall 2 for EA Access and Origin Access members beginning Nov. 30, followed by an official rollout for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through Origin beginning Dec. 2.
Titanfall 2 Multiplayer
The multiplayer feature coincides with the free Angel City DLC, which includes new maps, weapons, Titan kits and an all-new skin store for expanded cosmetic upgrades.
For those who will be trying out the Titanfall 2's multiplayer feature over the weekend, Respawn Entertainment notes that players can migrate their saved progress after upgrading, so players can resume right where they left off.
Titanfall 2 is the sequel to Respawn Entertainment's first-person shooter Titanfall released back in 2014. The original game lacked a single-player mode, the absence of which attracted many complaints, propelling the studio to finally add it in the game's sequel.
Unsurprisingly, Titanfall 2 has been put in juxtaposition with the Call of Duty series countless times, which is just par for the course considering Call of Duty veterans actually made Titanfall. Jason West and Vince Zampella, cofounders of Infinity Ward, the studio that made Call of Duty, were fired by the game's publisher, Activision, after a spate of internal corporate confusion.
The cofounders, along with other Infinity Ward employees, then founded Respawn and partnered up with Activision's rival, Electronic Arts, to create Titanfall.
Titanfall 2, the game's sequel, borrows familiar elements from the original game and pushes it a few notches higher. It is a futuristic first-person shooter that expectedly bears a number of semblances to the elements of Call of Duty. Set in a system of planets called The Frontier, Players take charge of both the pilot and mech-style exoskeletons called Titans for combat.
Multiplayer Is Still King
Despite the introduction of a single-player campaign, Titanfall 2 is at its core a multiplayer title. In fact, Respawn even introduced a new progression system that gives incentives to players to regularly play multiplayer matches.
Starting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, EA Access and Origin Access members may participate in multiplayer trial run for free even without a physical or digital copy of Titanfall 2. The feature will then be officially pushed out to PS4, Xbox One and PC on Friday. Console owners must have a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live subscription to try Titanfall 2's multiplayer mode. For PC owners, the trial can only be played once per EA account and computer.
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