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Get ready for a nerfed Smart Pistol in Titanfall

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Titanfall’s Smart Pistol is a device that rapidly locks on to target, allowing you to fire a barrage of ballistics directly in to the cranium of an enemy pilot. It works like magic, allowing even the most unskilled player to run around the game like a futuristic Chuck Norris from the Delta Force of our imaginations. It is essentially hax. And it’s getting nerfed. Slightly.

On Friday Respawn’s detailed  the new magical unicorn cloud server-side patches, fixes and rebalancing that rolled out to Titanfall’s servers. Here’s why you’ve probably gotten fewer kills than you usually do, Smart Pistol wielders:

Balancing adjustments and general changes
– The damage indicator from Electric Smoke is now much more noticeable
– Search Drones will now show up in Classic Modes of Angel City
– Arc grenade/mine effects no longer draw on friendly Pilots and Titans
– Lowered the point value of defensive actions in Hardpoint mode and CTF.
– Increased the score limit in Attrition
– Flag Return points reduced
– Flag Carrier killed points reduced
– Explosives detonated by Dead Man’s Trigger are now slightly delayed
– Explosives detonated by Dead Man’s Trigger now play a warning sound before exploding
– Slightly decreased the damage of the Smart Pistol when not locked onto a Pilot
– Slightly decreased the hip-fire accuracy of the Smart Pistol
– Certain Burn Cards could be exploited to give multiple uses
– Evac Dropships are now more responsive to Pilots entering them
– Hacking a Mega Turret will now restore it’s health to full
– Cluster Missiles damage reduced against Evac Dropships

Bug Fixes
– Titan could become stuck in the position he lands in
– Auto-Titan wouldn’t stand up until you embarked into it
– Several rare server issues restarting the game in to the lobby
– Pilot could end up out of bounds while rodeoing a Titan as it is destroyed
– Pilot could warp through certain locations when jumping off a Titan
– Rodeoing a Titan that has been doomed by your SMR could kill you
– Players being able to enter some geometry in Smuggler’s Cove
– Titanfall will now give proper kill credit when it kills a Pilot embarking into their Titan
– Minions in Attrition now continue to spawn until the Epilogue begins
– Player couldn’t hack a Mega Turret console
– Server would sometimes error when leeching a Spectre
– Hardpoints sometimes awarded defense score to players not near the hardpoint
– Rare issue when ejecting from a Titan
– Server would sometimes error after a match while returning to the lobby
– Double XP burn card sometimes not being applied properly

Titanfall’s fun and all, but what it needs right now, more than balances and fixes is some new game modes. Thankfully, that is coming – though Respawn’s tight-lipped about the actual new modes, or when we might expect them.

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

98 Comments

  1. Norm the Horrible

    March 24, 2014 at 13:38

    Funny header image.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 24, 2014 at 13:39

    lol @ tweet reply.

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    • Norm the Horrible

      March 24, 2014 at 14:01

      Leaves little to the imagination doesn’t it?

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 24, 2014 at 13:41

    Auto aim is for pussies

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 13:45

      *console gamers
      Fixed it for you.
      Trolololo!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 24, 2014 at 13:48

        It auto-aims on PC too :/

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 24, 2014 at 13:49

          Yes. But it wouldn’t have been there if it was pc exclusive. Amiright?

          Reply

        • Sk3tz0

          March 24, 2014 at 13:49

          Auto Aim was invented for the retards that were playing Duke Nukem on a keyboard using the Spacebar as the Fire Button and the Arrow keys to move..

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 13:51

            If I remember correctly you could shoot straight ahead in Duke as long as the enemy was above your cross hair you would still hit them.

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 13:53

            I remember the giving the Stripper a dollar for some pixalated Nips.. whooop whoop !!!

          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 13:55

            hehehe

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 24, 2014 at 13:56

            ribbon pasties….

          • Norm the Horrible

            March 24, 2014 at 14:09

            Duke Nukem Forever … LOL

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 24, 2014 at 14:11

            Actually, it started years before that in Doom, and only applied to the vertical axis, not exactly the same thing.

          • HvR

            March 24, 2014 at 14:19

            Always felt that was some type of quick fix.

            Look we’ve created enemies on multiple levels in the final release.

            But we can not aim up or down.

            Doh!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 24, 2014 at 14:26

            heh. Can you imagine trying to move & fully control the aiming on a keyboard? It’ll be like playing finger-twister.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 24, 2014 at 14:21

            Yup, you are correct sir

    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 13:52

      Toss them a sniper rifle and send them to Auraxis, then watch them learn to aim.

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      • Jedi JJ

        March 24, 2014 at 13:53

        They need to be put in Pripyat with the Misery mod. That I would love to see.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 24, 2014 at 13:54

          LOL! I now the game but not the mod. Though the name says it all.

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          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:00

            Doot! Get the mod. It truly is misery. Changes EVERYTHING. I played twenty minutes on Friday just to check it out before getting into it the weekend. Died five times.
            I will admit, I’m a bit stubborn. I will refuse to use a different route. Not that I could see where I was going in the fog anyway.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 14:02

            You must be a master at Dark Souls then.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:03

            Uhm….haven’t played it yet.
            It’s on the list though.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 14:08

            Well it requires you to be stubborn. Like a mule only wishes it could be.

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 24, 2014 at 13:52

      it is for PUSSIES yes

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  4. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 13:50

    Titanfall has been out a month and already people want some new game modes because it wasn’t a complete game. EA has a solution though. It’s called DLC. You pay for crumbs and later you pay extra for more crumbs. I just can’t understand why people buy into this.
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a8WK5P1_460sa.gif

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 13:52

      They’ll probably also offer you the grand chance to pay R100 to have two different hats that you don’t get standard. One with a feather and one with a button.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 13:52

        Titans with hats? That would be funny.

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 24, 2014 at 13:54

          People said the same about micro transactions years ago. And look at the gaming industry now.

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 13:54

            It’s bullshit! (I blame Americans)

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 13:55

            It really is.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 24, 2014 at 13:54

      I honestly don’t understand how people could be bored of the existing modes or maps already, unless the game itself is actually boring after playing it for that long; in which case a new mode or map will only delay that by a few days.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 13:55

        And then they bring out more DLC. Longevity was always going to be an issue with this game.

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 13:58

      Titan Fail to entertain it seems 😛

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 14:03

      You do know you could be responsible for someone having an epileptic fit from seeing this at work… with the last memory of a duck stomping its feet and the words “breadcrumbs” what a way to go..

      Reply

    • Norm the Horrible

      March 24, 2014 at 14:04

      Gumboot duck has spoken.

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    • zeemonkeyman

      March 24, 2014 at 14:17

      See this I don’t understand? People complain that there is not enough modes yet on nearly every fps they only ever play one damn game type after the initial first month or so of release!

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      • Sk3tz0

        March 24, 2014 at 14:23

        Like Battlefield 3 One server Metro 24/7.. fuck.. or CoD Black ops.. Nuke town 24/7

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 14:28

        Yup, Team Death match

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:26

      Just realised this gif makes no difference to some poor colorblind person

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 14:27

        Oh snap.

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  5. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 24, 2014 at 13:53

    Auto-aim is the best way to play a FPS game. Eff skill and all that other stuff

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 13:58

      Best way to play a FPS is with GOD mode and UNlimited AMmo Cheats…

      Reply

      • Norm the Horrible

        March 24, 2014 at 14:03

        Remember doing once on the original Doom!
        😀

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        • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

          March 24, 2014 at 14:04

          iddqd or idkfa?

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 14:05

            such memories, oooooh there’s three circles on Darryns head. HL3 confirmed

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 24, 2014 at 14:05

            CONFIRMED

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:05

            Yessss

          • Norm the Horrible

            March 24, 2014 at 14:11

            Well spotted Sir.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 24, 2014 at 14:13

            Spots on Darryn’s face?

          • Norm the Horrible

            March 24, 2014 at 14:19

            That too.

          • Norm the Horrible

            March 24, 2014 at 14:06

            Think those were the ones… 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 14:07

            The are. Later FPS games it was easier. hit ` on the keyboard and type GOD and boom. invincible.

  6. saneman

    March 24, 2014 at 13:59

    When is TitanFall being officially released in South Africa? I cant wait to play this game!!!

    and i just got a new full hd tv

    FULL HD for meeeeeeeeee

    so stoked!!

    can not wait

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:02

      Not being released..

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    • Norm the Horrible

      March 24, 2014 at 14:02

      At the moment, it isn’t being released here.

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      • saneman

        March 24, 2014 at 14:04

        what do u mean not being released here? why then are all the south african gaming sites talking about it?

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        • Norm the Horrible

          March 24, 2014 at 14:07

          Well South Africans were playing the beta of it. Then we all took a CPA to the knee.

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:08

      There was a article about it last week or week before on LG..

      Reply

  7. AlbertaAsquez

    March 24, 2014 at 14:01

    Those players who stop and stand still a lot are going to find themselves being destroyed by pistol users who have time to get a nice strong lock. It pushes the game towards that movement style of play that they seemed to be promoting from the beginning. http://num.to/8579-2270-2446

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  8. TiMsTeR1033

    March 24, 2014 at 14:01

    What’s that brown shit on Darryns head? an Iron hit him in the forehead?

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 14:03

      It’s the mark of Budda

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      • Jedi JJ

        March 24, 2014 at 14:04

        The mark of power.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 24, 2014 at 14:12

        Henceforth he shall be known as “The Chosen One”.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 24, 2014 at 14:14

          Or maybe he should wash his Batman mask every now and then.

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 24, 2014 at 14:03

      Y U make fun of birth mark?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 24, 2014 at 14:04

        I never seen that. If it is his birthmark I never seen it before till now and I apologise then to Darryn.

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 24, 2014 at 14:05

          You’ll have to answer to his awesome power.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 24, 2014 at 14:06

            I didn’t know…

        • Norm the Horrible

          March 24, 2014 at 14:11

          Must be the reason behind the Batman mask…

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  9. Albertasquez

    March 24, 2014 at 14:02

    Those players who stop and stand still a lot are going to find themselves being destroyed by pistol users who have time to get a nice strong lock. It pushes the game towards that movement style of play that they seemed to be promoting from the beginning. http://phlpn.es/08pkau

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  10. Jedi JJ

    March 24, 2014 at 14:04

    Am I the only one who isn’t really bothered by the fact that it’s not being released here?

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 14:06

      I would think not. Zimbabweans are playing Titanfall at the moment.
      Personally being in deep with Sony it doesn’t phase me.

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  11. Albertasquez

    March 24, 2014 at 14:08

    Those players who stop and stand still a lot are going to find themselves being destroyed by pistol users who have time to get a nice strong lock. It pushes the game towards that movement style of play that they seemed to be promoting from the beginning. http://ll2.de/2/QYQ/

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:09

      What the hell dude learn to post.. ur spam matrix is fucked..

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 14:09

        I don’t trust the links he’s posting

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        • Sk3tz0

          March 24, 2014 at 14:10

          same comment different links.. i smell something Phishy

          Reply

        • Jedi JJ

          March 24, 2014 at 14:10

          Wireless printers are scary.

          Reply

  12. Mossel

    March 24, 2014 at 14:10

    I just want a MP game that can chuck you into any game mode, as long as it has the best ping and guys on your skill level.

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:11

      Hearts.. on Windows Game Section..

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      • Mossel

        March 24, 2014 at 14:15

        ?_?

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  13. Rince

    March 24, 2014 at 14:14

    What I want to know is whether the community has threatened the coders responsible for the rebalancing,. or whether the general IQ is higher than CoD players in Titanfall…

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 14:17

      I think the combined IQ rivals my Skyrim level.

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      • Rince

        March 24, 2014 at 14:18

        16? *RUNS

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 24, 2014 at 14:19

          OH. 16 is half of 32, which is the meaning of life. Half-life 3 CONFIRMED!

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          • Rince

            March 24, 2014 at 14:20

            Think you’ll find that’s 42 😛

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:21

            You can’t use your age.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 24, 2014 at 14:21

            Obviously I subtracted 10 for the sake of the joke. You spoiled it.

          • Rince

            March 24, 2014 at 14:22

            Trust me, it was already spoiled 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 24, 2014 at 14:24

            I agree, it was ruined the moment I wasted it on you 😛

          • Rince

            March 24, 2014 at 14:31

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:20

            O_O

          • HvR

            March 24, 2014 at 14:20

            One day all of us are going to be right..

          • Brady miaau

            March 24, 2014 at 15:44

            how is 32 the meaning of life?

    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 14:17

      Titan fall is CoD in the future watch there gonig to be a cross over DLC that explais the whole story..

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  14. Jesus Christ

    March 24, 2014 at 14:31

    i don’t know about some of those “hardcore” FPS game players like my brother, but i love it when a gun gets nerfed. Why? because i like challenge, i don’t like when i don’t even have to try.

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    • Johan du Preez

      March 24, 2014 at 14:49

      Why not play with the worst gun in the game from the get go if you want a challenge ?

      Reply

  15. satyendra singh

    March 24, 2014 at 15:14

    hello guys……

    Reply

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