Update February 22, 2017: Live-Fire, a new pilots-only mode, is releasing for free for Titanfall 2 tomorrow, along with a few new maps.
“We’re happy to report that Live Fire will be rolling out on Thursday, February 23. We’re adding two mode-specific Live Fire maps, Featured Playlists, a new execution, an additional Coliseum map, mixtape-style matchmaking, balance patches, and more,” say Respawn.
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Additionally, double XP will be handed out to anyone playing the new mode from tomorrow through to Monday, February 27. You have to be playing Live Fire to be eligable, however.
Update February 2, 2017:Respawn have just released a new trailer for Titanfall 2’s exciting Live Fire mode.
Respawn know how to make an entertaining trailer, huh? The new video showing off Titanfall 2’s Live Fire mode is a real showcase of what makes their shooter sequel really special. Here’s a clue – it ain’t the robots.
The trailer, embedded above, shows off the agility of the pilot, with wall-running, sliding, and jumping kills aplenty. You haven’t lived unless you’ve thrown a flaming ninja star into someone’s face while sprinting along a wall.
Original Story January 27, 2017: If you love the graceful, freeflowing feeling of navigating a pilot around Titanfall 2’s parkour-friendly maps, there’s a new mode coming with your name on it. Live-Fire, a frenzied no-respawns match without titans, is heading to the game soon in a free update.
In the new mode, each team of six has only one minute to wipe the other team or hold the neutral flag, a death magnet that funnels everyone into each other’s sights.
Live-Fire will even boast two bespoke maps which are tailored to the mode, featuring ziplines, boxy cover and tight corridors begging for a wall-run.
The mode was inspired by speedball matches in paintball, according to Respawn. “We wanted to capture the spirit of these lightning-fast competitive matches and give it a Titanfall twist,” says the update.
“Live Fire, like speedball, is fundamentally about forward momentum. You have to advance against the enemy, attack aggressively without hesitation, and make split second decisions that can make or break your team’s victory.”
These tight maps will need to be mastered, controlling sight-lines, knowing where the choke points and flanking routes are, as well as making your own by bounding along a wall.
Additionally, the update will deliver a brand-new Coliseum map called Columns, another pilot execution, and multiple new commander intros for each faction.
There are also some UI tweaks. “We agree with much of the feedback that having game modes split between two screens is not an ideal user experience,” say Respawn. “The team has been working to introduce a brand new interface for the next content drop on consoles and possibly a bit earlier on PC so we can test it out.”
The Live Fire update will be the game’s first content drop for 2017.
Following that, Respawn are planning to add new Prime Titans, some cosmetics, a new weapon, a pilot execution, and a large bug-fixing patch, as well as new features.
On top of all that, Respawn are remastering the first game’s Colony map. Here’s a teaser image: