Console owners will have some fun this weekend, as Respawn Entertainment’s multiplatform Titanfall 2 will offer a tech test on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. (And also next weekend, too!)
Four loadouts await us during the betas, but don’t worry: you can customize them in the retail version of Titanfall 2, so you won’t be „locked.”
Quoting EA in what you can expect during the weekends:
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.
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.
The second weekend will have these, as well as the following:
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.
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.
Available Titans will be Ion and Scorch, Pilot abilities will be Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade, weapons will be the Masttiff and the Alternator (the former is a shotgun, the latter is an SMG). Finally, players can try out Networks, which is new to the series. It makes finding and playing with friends “fast and easy,” according to the press release.
The final game will be out on October 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.