Frontier News Network – 11.22.2016

I’ve been fortunate to work on some great games and be a part of some amazing communities during my career but I’ve never seen or experienced anything like the launch of Titanfall 2. The outpouring of support, positivity, and surge of new players in the Titanfall community has been staggering to take in. Reviews have been glowing, our Titanfall subreddit has nearly doubled since launch and we’ve seen tremendous chatter and engagement across all our feeds. It’s a truly remarkable movement to be a part of. We’re humbled to see such a response and it feels like every day we’re emailing each other new comments and threads that are touching to read. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to share your stories. It means the world to us.

Currently, our launch communication has been focused on addressing bug and balancing feedback, promoting Titanfall 2, and amplifying the incredible critical and fan reactions. We’ve heard your concerns loud and clear about the longevity of Titanfall 2 and what’s next for future content. Today we are starting that conversation.

First let’s look at the big picture and make a crucial point about our DLC vision crystal clear: All maps, modes, weapons —anything that has effect on gameplay— will be free for all players that bought Titanfall 2. We believe that in order to maintain a healthy community we shouldn’t be segmenting players behind paywalls for these things.

In addition to the free stuff, we will be opening a store in game with the launch of DLC #1 that will allow you to purchase new skins, camo and Prime Titans if you want for a modest price. We will have no in-game currency exchange. No locked loot boxes, crafting shards or pay-to-win weaponry. No RNG. If you see something you like, you buy it and that’s it. These in no way effect stats and are purely cosmetic. We will have two Prime Titans available at launch. They have new chassis and assassinations but function the exact same way as their original counterparts.

The first DLC drop will be on November 30, 2016 and it’s called Angel City’s Most Wanted. We’ll be going into more detail and showing it off closer to launch but here’s a high level look at the free content you’ll be getting:

Angel City’s Most Wanted [all content below will be FREE]:

  • Angel City map: A fan favorite map from Titanfall 1 is reborn for Titanfall 2.
    • Fans that pre-ordered Titanfall 2 will get access to the Angel City map starting on November 30. All other players will get access to the Angel City map starting on December 3rd.
  • Wingman Elite Pistol
  • Titan Kits: Get more customization for your Titan with these all new kits.
    • Ion: Refraction Lens
      • Splitter Rifle splits 5 ways
    • Scorch: Scorched Earth
      • Flame Core ignites the ground, leaving thermite in its wake
    • Northstar: Threat Optics
      • Enemies are highlighted while zooming in
    • Tone: Burst Loader
      • Aiming allows the 40mm to store up to 3 shots to burst fire
    • Legion: Hidden Compartment
      • Power Shot has two charges
    • Ronin: Phase Reflex
      • When doomed, Ronin phases out of danger
  • Pilot Execution: Inner Pieces
    • Phase into an unsuspecting victim
  • Stats screen
  • FAQ menu
  • In-game store

Angel City’s Most Wanted is just the beginning of our support for Titanfall 2. We will have more drops that will differ in size and scope but the additional maps, modes, and weapons available will continue to be free. We’ll be revealing just what these are next year but in the meantime here’s what kind of events and updates you can expect from us for 2016:

  • GAME MODE TWISTS
    Changing things up and trying out new ways to play is a big part of how we work here at Respawn. We’re carrying that philosophy over to multiplayer with semi-regular events that will change up rule sets on certain games, giving them a “twist” to how you might normally play them. Changes like these force players (and ourselves) to look at the game differently and try some things you may never have tried before.
  • DOUBLE XP WEEKENDS
    Beyond new content and rules that change the game, we’re also big fans of giving excuses for all your friends to pile into Titanfall 2 over a weekend to reap bonus XP, level up faster or unlock a weapon you’ve had your eye on and generally have some fun. Don’t forget to coordinate with your Networks to optimize your happy hour merit madness!
  • TOP NETWORKS RECOGNITION
    Networks represent our grand experiment to make Titanfall 2 a meaningful social experience for all players. Being a part of a Network is a great way to meet new people and get bonuses for playing, so every week you’ll find us calling out a few Networks we think are worth checking out. You can join as many Networks as you like, so make a point to join one that interests you! It’s a great way to meet fellow Pilots and have fun together.
  • SOCIAL GIVEAWAYS
    Make sure to follow @respawn because every Wednesday we’ll get doing random giveaways that could be anything from the Titanfall 2 Art book, signed posters, and much more.

And this is just all the stuff we’re ready to talk about right now! We’ve got more that we’re working through but isn’t ready for prime time just yet. What I hope you’ll take away from this as that this is just the start. We are committed to supporting Titanfall 2 for the long haul and look forward to taking this journey with you.

Alright! And with that let’s take a look at some of the rad community content you busy bees have been making.

COMMUNITY CORNER

One of my favorite things after launch is seeing you guys start posting art, gifs, gameplay or whatever you think of. Here are just a few of my favorites from this week:

Titanfall Cake by @carifantastic via Twitter:

Pilot Cosplay by Troy Maturo:

Lego Titans by Marlus Herrmann

@Berduu on Twitter has been taking some stunning screenshots of Titanfall 2. Check out his single player gallery here.

TOP NETWORKS

ReadyUpLive [Xbox] – A Network that is all about having fun in Titanfall 2 and boasts to be one of the friendliest groups out there

Frothys Frontier Force [PC] – Frothy’s Pilot School series on YouTube is helpful for new or veteran players alike. This is great group to play with if you’re looking to get better at Titanfall 2

Titanfall Tuesday [PS4] – The long-standing Titanfall community playdate continues with Titanfall 2 and every couple weeks you can play with Respawn devs.

SEE YOU ON THE FRONTIER

We’re excited about the future of Titanfall. We have a great game, a passionate community, and lots of content and events coming out over the next few months. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

*Special thanks to @berduu for graciously giving us permission to use his amazing screenshots for the blog.

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