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Play Titanfall for free this weekend

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EA and Respawn’s mech-and-pilot shooter Titanfall was the big hit at last year’s E3, and was even rather well received by critics upon its final release. Unfortunately, the game was denied a local release because its cloud-powered servers are too far away from Africa. Maybe you’ve been wondering what the hype is about. If you have a bunch of spare bandwidth, you can give it a shot this weekend – for free.

The game will be free to play for the weekend, as part of EA’s new “Game Time” promotion. 

It’s Game Time! This is a brand new program on Origin: it’s free time with full games. Origin Game Time isn’t a demo, it’s the full game playable for free for as long as there’s time on your Game Time clock. And we’re kicking off Origin Game Time with a truly massive experience: Titanfall on PC.

This weekend you’ll be able to download Titanfall and play for free for two days straight. We’re launching Origin Game Time for Titanfall across the world over the next several hours, so if you don’t see it available yet in your territory, you will soon. Origin Game Time games will appear on our Free Games page when they’re available to download.

Of course, Titanfall won’t appear on the South African Origin store, so you’ll have to use your brainboxes to create a faux one based in the US or UK. If you do happen to see what you like, remember that buying an Origin code for Titanfall from somewhere like Evopoints.co.za will allow you to download and play the game on your usual Origin account.

Last Updated: June 20, 2014

86 Comments

  1. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 20, 2014 at 12:01

    lol, I’ll pass.

    Reply

    • Monado

      June 20, 2014 at 12:01

      Pass it to Pieter, he’ll enjoy it

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 20, 2014 at 12:10

        Hahaha

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 20, 2014 at 12:10

        XD

        Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 23, 2014 at 11:46

        🙂

        Reply

  2. Monado

    June 20, 2014 at 12:01

    I love Evopoints. started using them when I made a US PSN account

    Reply

  3. Sk3tz0

    June 20, 2014 at 12:07

    You know a game is kak when EA starts giving it away for free so soon after its release.

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 20, 2014 at 12:10

      You said it

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 20, 2014 at 12:15

      They are turning into car salesmen. “Why not take it for a drive before you buy?”

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 20, 2014 at 12:17

        I thought that’s what demos were for?

        But now that you mention it… Open betas for games where no bugs are fixed, free play weekends…

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    • Kromas

      June 20, 2014 at 12:17

      … for 2 days. Just call it a demo.

      Reply

  4. cookiemonster

    June 20, 2014 at 12:09

    Eish…….

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  5. Hammersteyn

    June 20, 2014 at 12:10

    Nope, too much effort for starters.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 20, 2014 at 12:10

      NOOOOOPEROONEY

      Reply

  6. MrChinwag

    June 20, 2014 at 12:15

    Titanfall is the Console equivalent of Spain World Cup Hopes and Dreams.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 20, 2014 at 12:15

      Well Spain did get something for their efforts…
      http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/amXe5PX_460s.jpg

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 20, 2014 at 12:22

        Heh, you were holding on to that one, weren’t you?

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 20, 2014 at 12:26

          I’m sure one for England will pop up as well

          Reply

      • Sk3tz0

        June 20, 2014 at 12:27

        Wouldnt say Successfully..

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 20, 2014 at 12:33

          Well they did “play” the full 90 minutes of ever game.

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 20, 2014 at 12:35

            Please define “play”.

            every*
            You should probably cut back on the coffee and get a good nights sleep.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 12:38

            But I can almost see the future.
            *Sees me making more spelling mistakes

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 20, 2014 at 12:46

            Probably.
            The future is a very big place after all.

      • Rince&exhale

        June 20, 2014 at 12:54

        Eish cus eim Shpanish?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 20, 2014 at 13:01

          Next you’re gonna start wearing a kilt
          *Shudders

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 20, 2014 at 13:03

            Who says I ain’t!?

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 13:08

            *RUNS with bottle of brain bleach

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 20, 2014 at 13:10

            You’re Scottish?!?

          • Rince&exhale

            June 20, 2014 at 13:37

            I could be!

  7. Ottokie

    June 20, 2014 at 12:19

    I smell desperation.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 20, 2014 at 12:20

      How many copies did Titanfall sell?

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        June 20, 2014 at 12:23

        I really tried thinking of a funny comment but my brain is just pfffff today.

        Reply

  8. Aries

    June 20, 2014 at 12:23

    “Titanfall across the world” except South Africa

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  9. Dean

    June 20, 2014 at 12:24

    How big was the download again? If memory serves it’d take the weekend just to get it down for you to play the damn thing.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 20, 2014 at 12:24

      Downbload wasn;t that huige. Extracted, it was 30gb of uncompressed audio.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 20, 2014 at 12:30

        I think I remember the actual pre-extraction download was about 8gb.
        That’s about a day and a half worth of downloading for me.

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    • Sk3tz0

      June 20, 2014 at 12:28

      Probably Spend the Saturday Downloading and the rest of Sunday trying to find a game 😛

      Reply

  10. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    June 20, 2014 at 12:25

    Titanfall is a bunch of fun. if you can, you should at least give it a shot.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 20, 2014 at 12:32

      I actually wouldn’t mind but:
      1. Setup new Origin account
      2. Download (Probably done by tomorrow evening)
      3. Saturday is pub and rugby time
      4. Sunday and I haven’t even turned on my PS4 (or fed the cat)

      It’s still a nice gesture of EA though

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 20, 2014 at 12:38

        Essentially my dilemma as well. The other part of it is, do I really want to sully my computer with another Origin account? Also, I have the new warframe patch to download for PS4… do I really want to give Titanfall priority over games that I actually want to play? And then… Sundays are spent watching bad movies, and it would be improper to play a bad game, while my missus watches a bad movie all on her own.

        That’s just not cricket!

        Also, Titanfall sucks! There I said it.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 20, 2014 at 12:39

          XD

          Agreed on the bad movies part, that’s when I get adventurous with NetFlix

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2014 at 12:42

            We’ve been doing bad movie Sundays for a while now, the shit that we’ve watched would bring tears to the corpse of Roger Ebert.

            There are two movies that we couldn’t finish. We stopped them halfway and watched something else (a) Twilight and (b) This is 40.

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:43

            Ha you should watch. Iron Sky or Asian School Girls.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2014 at 12:44

            I’ve seen Iron Sky.. wow… holy wow.. I’m yet to see Asian School Girls lol

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:45

            And Sharknado. Ive yet to watch that..

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2014 at 12:47

            Oh yes, I need to add SHarknado to my list. Last week we re-watched Giant shark vs mega octopus

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:56

            Wait till u start watching japanese gore Movies like Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 12:49

            Iron Sky was so bad! I couldn’t stop watching

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 12:49

            Halfway? Madness!

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:42

            Dude there are some GEMS in the bad movie section of Netflix.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 12:48

            Yeah, some are so bad you can’t look away

      • FoxOneZA

        June 20, 2014 at 12:41

        You gonna need a VPN to get it here on PC.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 20, 2014 at 12:44

          O_o

          Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 20, 2014 at 12:55

        PUB TIME IS WINNERS TIME! TO THE GREASED UP POLE! HOOOO!

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          June 20, 2014 at 12:58

          YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO POLE DANCE!!!

          Reply

          • Rince&exhale

            June 20, 2014 at 13:02

            It’s our quick exit though! @hammersteyn:disqus and my hero den is disguised as a strip joint you see!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 20, 2014 at 13:03

            XD

          • CAE9872

            June 20, 2014 at 14:21

            Forget about whether you can or cannot – I do NOT want to see Rince on that pole…hey on a minute! That is all wrong.

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 12:33

      If I could have started the download yesterday morning I would definitely give it a try.

      Reply

    • Sk3tz0

      June 20, 2014 at 12:40

      If u had to choose. Destiny or Titanfall..

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 20, 2014 at 12:40

        Destiny all the way….

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 20, 2014 at 12:43

        That’s like choosing between the promise of epic and the taste of failure.

        Reply

  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 20, 2014 at 12:34

    The fact that you have to cheat the system to get a copy of this game should leave you with a foul taste in your mouth. Quite frankly, I think local gamers are far too forgiving of being treated like dirt.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 12:36

      Wasn’t it that spirit of not being forgiving that caused this problem in the first place?

      Not that I’m complaining or anything.
      That spirit saved me a few hundred Rands.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 20, 2014 at 12:40

        It saved us all a couple hundred Rand on a coffee coaster. In hindsight, I actually think whatsisname took a lot of flack, but in the end he saved us from a really shit and undercooked game.

        Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 20, 2014 at 12:42

      So you recon since our flaming comments never got us Titanz’s we should toi-toi Comrade? 😛

      Reply

      • Sk3tz0

        June 20, 2014 at 12:44

        We should throw stones and Burn tires.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 20, 2014 at 12:46

          FOR GAMEZ! AND DORITOS!!!

          Reply

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:46

            AND BEN AND JERRY!!!

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 20, 2014 at 12:47

            What happened to Tom?

          • Sk3tz0

            June 20, 2014 at 12:48

            He ran off with Chuck to open a Florist in San Francisco

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 20, 2014 at 12:45

        In the streets, young comrade fox… muahahahhahahah All the way to parliament!

        Reply

        • FoxOneZA

          June 20, 2014 at 13:50

          And all the way out! 😀

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2014 at 14:22

            Into the gardens, then all the way to the labia! That’s how we roll!

  12. Sk3tz0

    June 20, 2014 at 12:39

    To Hell with it.. they can rather Re Open the Destiny Servers for the weekend.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 12:45

      Now that seems like a good idea.
      Both from a gaming and marketing stand point.

      Reply

      • Sk3tz0

        June 20, 2014 at 12:45

        Its a good idea because i had to work most of last weekend and Im off this weekend 😛

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 20, 2014 at 12:47

          That’s the gaming stand point.
          From the marketing stand point, they’d be able to steal some of the people who might otherwise play Titanfall.

          Reply

  13. Fugly Gamer

    June 20, 2014 at 12:40

    So is this where South African Gamers get another chance to tell EA and the world that TITANFALL can be played in SA?

    Reply

  14. Rince&exhale

    June 20, 2014 at 12:52

    But you need Origin. Leaving that out there…

    Reply

  15. GreenhillsCondo

    June 20, 2014 at 13:16

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 20, 2014 at 13:17

      At least you’re honest.

      Reply

  16. brad coetzee

    June 20, 2014 at 13:50

    50 gig download? If I start now, I may be finished sunday eve!

    lame

    Reply

  17. Brian Murphy

    June 20, 2014 at 14:38

    Might give it a shot, I may hate the idea of using another digital delivery platform, but I’d be lying if I said Origin wasn’t fucking ridiculously fast for downloads.

    Reply

  18. HisDivineOrder

    June 20, 2014 at 14:40

    This is definitely an attempt to get the stragglers to buy them some Titanfail. The numbers are dwindling away to nothing.

    Reply

  19. Michel Simmons

    June 20, 2014 at 18:49

    It should be free to play period considering its a online game only. Paying to play it only adds another price either monthly or yearly sub just to play a game you bought, when the only way to play is online to begin with.

    Reply

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