Titanfall 2 in Open Beta for the Next Two Weekends

By Kevin Tavore, 4 months ago
Respawn has been teasing an open beta for Titanfall 2 for the past few days. With the start of Gamescom, we finally have confirmation that the open technical test will be live both this weekend and next.

BT can wait, it's time to kill pilots.BT can wait, it's time to kill pilots.

It all kicks off this Friday, August 19th. We'll get access to two brand new modes and two new maps:

Modes
Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.

Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.
Maps
Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.

Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.
Then we'll have a few days of break before it all starts again on August 26th with all of the previous content plus the return of Hardpoint and another new map:

Mode
Amped Hardpoint (6v6): A new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score. Team work is the key to securing victory.
Map
Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.
Of course, there's lots of new equipment to use as well:

  • New Titans: Ion and Scorch
  • New Abilities: Grapple, Holo Point and Pulse Blade
  • New Weapons: Mastiff (shotgun) and Alternator (dual-barrel SMG)
If that's not enough, there's also a new feature called Networks. It's not clear what exactly this is, but Respawn promises that it will allow players to meet new friends.


Titanfall 2 will launch on October 28th for Xbox One.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.