Frontier News Network 02.17.2017

Hey friends,

We identified some new bugs during the QA process for the Live Fire update that we’re currently addressing so getting it through certification is taking longer than expected. We held off releasing FNN last week while we worked on polishing things up because we don’t reveal dates until the updates have passed cert. We had hoped to give you a confirmed date this week but due to the delay we are going to go ahead and provide more info of what’s coming so you can see everything you’ll get. Today we’re revealing full patch notes of what to expect as well as a breakdown of content and features for the Live Fire Update. As soon as we pass certification we’ll share the release date.

Mixtape Matchmaking - You’ll notice a complete overhaul of the matchmaking menu. Thanks to hard work from the team and feedback from the community, this new feature will allow you to create your own “mixtape” of modes to your heart’s desire. Now, this is still in a sort of ‘beta’ stage but it’s at a point where we want to get it in front of our players to help us polish and refine. You may see some issues and we have a lot more we want to do with it but we feel like this is a good start to improving the matchmaking experience for Titanfall 2. We will be collecting data as players start using this new system and with your feedback we’ll continue to improve it.

Featured Playlist - Here we will be swapping out new modes each week that we think you should play and for some of them we’ll reward you with Double XP events for checking them out. We feel like this a good first step in giving some of the less populated modes their time in the spotlight and show off new ones.

Live Fire Mode and Maps: A new Pilot vs Pilot elimination game mode! It’s a 6v6 round-based with no respawns, you will have one minute to eliminate the opposing team in order to win the round. You can also win the round if your team is holding the neutral flag when the round timer ends. The team to win 5 rounds first wins the match.

There will be two maps, Stacks and Meadow that will support Live Fire mode only. Live Fire will be a limited time mode that will show up on Featured Playlists. We’ll be rotating this with other modes that we want to feature. Live Fire is different from what we’ve done with new modes in the past so we are keeping it as a featured mode only and will not be a part of the regular modes to choose from. We’ll be monitoring how popular it is and decide how often we run in the Featured Playlist based on data and community feedback.

New Execution: Inspired by the Stim, ‘Last Hit’ packs a punch and you’ll see it show up with the rest of the executions in the Pilot customization options.

New Coliseum Map – Go mano a mano in a brand-new map called Columns that adds a twist to the existing formula.

New Factions Intros – We’ve added some new dialogue for your faction leaders so enjoy the new pep talk as you drop into that next match.

Live Fire Patch Notes are available here:

Thank you for your patience with us. This hasn’t been ideal for anyone but we’re working hard to make sure this is a great update.

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