Titanfall Takes to the Swampland

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
A couple of days ago, several new screens emerged from the upcoming Titanfall DLC, "Expedition". If you check out those screens, you'll note the bottom two are from a map we didn't have much detail on yet, Swampland. Well, that all changed today.

Originally conceived in 2011, the Swampland map has been kicking around in development since Titanfall's origin. The initial concept for Swampland, as Chris Dionne, Designer, posted, was a flat map with trees and fog. As the game evolved, however, it was clear that a map of that nature would not fit the frenetic action that Titanfall delivers.

Swampland 5/8/14 Screen 2

The team revisited the map for the "Expedition" DLC. It has been crafted to showcase themes central to Titanfall, namely "nature and its intersection with technology." While there are three buildings around the map's outer periphery, the star of this show will likely be the dense forest that occupies the map's center. Not only will this lead to battles where Titans are weaving their way in and out of the forestation, but it will also allow for pilots to leap, ninja-like, from tree to tree.

Swampland 5/8/14 Screen 1

Swampland 5/8/14 Screen 3

In order to celebrate the map and the upcoming DLC, the team at Respawn put together a video showcasing Swampland's evolution:

The "Expedition" Map Pack for Titanfall, which is detailed here, is still set for a May release. "Expedition" will not only include Swampland, but War Games and Runoff as well. You can purchase it for $9.99 (or your regional equivalent) or buy the "Season Pass" for $24.99. In addition to the "Expedition" Map Pack, the Season Pass is set to include two other not-yet-detailed content packs.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.