I bounced off Titanfall pretty quickly, I confess, but it looks like there’s still plenty of life in the ol’ mechs yet. Today, Respawn revealed the game’s “biggest update” yet on Twitch, which will drop tomorrow, along with future updates planned for November.
The big new addition is Frontier Defense, and it might be a welcome one if you fancy some wave-based co-op malarky. New enemy types get their time to shine, as they batter four player co-op teams down in unrelenting waves, trying to destroy the team’s harvester.
Expect “hordes of Grunts and Spectres, stealthy Sniper Spectres and Cloak Drones, explosive Suicide Spectres and Nuclear Titans, ranged Mortar Titans, and even melee-resistant Arc Titans.”
To take on enemies old and new, pilots will be able to deploy turrets, resupply and switch loadout crates dotted around the objective, and even be dropped right into the middle of the battle after dying.
All 24 of the game’s maps will support the mode.
Ranked play will also be thrown into the mix, challenging players to outperform other pilots through a series of tiered challenges. The feature is still a work in progress, but will launch in beta form and run throughout October. After beta, it will be open to all players at level 32.
If you fancy taking a look, all Gen 10 players will get an invite, and they can then invite others. Five invites are given to Gen 10 players initially, and then three more each day.
In addition to all this is a slew of other features, tweaks and fixes, from CTF mode getting sudden death, map stars that can be collected and spent on new insignias, the ability to make burn card sets for private matches, and absolutely loads of other things.
More featured game modes will be appearing soon, as well.
There’s Dead Ground, where the floor is covered in electrified fog. It’ll support a bunch of different maps in the Hardpoint, CTF and Marked For Death modes. And speaking of Marked For Death, there’s Marked For Death Pro, which Respawn describes as like the original mode, but with “classic round-based intensity”. Those will appear in November, on the 5th and 26th, respectively.
So it looks like the war is far from over. Poor Titans.