Titanfall 2 update to add new pilots-only game mode and maps, multiplayer tweaks

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Right now Titanfall 2 is undoubtedly the best FPS game out there that you’re not playing. I should know, since I’m not playing it. I have the game though, but I just can’t avoid that damn siren call of Overwatch whenever I start-up my PS4. That being said, on the odd times I do jump into Titanfall 2, I have an absolute blast of wall-running, mech-stomping fun. One aspect of the game that I actually enjoy a lot more than I thought I would, is the Pilot vs Pilots game mode, where it’s all about running and gunning without any hulking Titans to call down.

And if you’re also a fan of this mode, then developer Respawn Entertainment have something just for you as they revealed over the weekend that the next game update will bring with it a new “pilots only” game mode. Called Live Fire, this is a fast-paced, closed quarters mix of Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag that plays out on a round-based, best of five system, and sees two teams of six pilots face each other in a small map in which they have one minute to either eliminate the entire enemy team or be left holding the one neutral flag on the map when the round timer runs out.

To facilitate Live Fire’s frantic style better, Respawn will be releasing two new maps that will only be playable in the new game mode. Named “Meadow” and “Stacks” respectively, these two maps are “tight, enclosed death boxes designed specifically for the fast-paced, intense nature of the mode”.

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If you don’t want to play Live Fire – or any other specific game mode, for that matter – you can now control that much easier as the update will also be tweaking Titanfall 2’s multiplayer playlist interface. Instead of having the different games modes split over two screens, everything has been streamlined to be visible on one screen. Additionally, you will now also be able to create customized playlist “mixtapes”, in which you can pick just the game modes you prefer, eg. Attrition, Hardpoint, etc., and then just hit Play knowing that you won’t suddenly get dropped into a game type you don’t enjoy.

Along with these significant changes, the update will also bring a new Coliseum map called Columns, multiple brand new Commander video intros for each Faction and also a new pilot execution animation. There’s no ETA on when this new update will drop, but Respawn did reiterate their previous promise that the update will be free to all players. So maybe I can finally shake my Overwatch addiction and go jam some more Titanfall 2 again.

Last Updated: January 16, 2017

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • Dutch Matrix

    Wait… what? Kervyn writing a gaming article??? Huh?
    I went to sleep and awoke in an alternate universe!

    • Do not adjust your monitor. We controll the horizontal and the vertical …

      • Hammersteyn

        Normally beer does that

      • Shhhh…. I don’t think the old LG crew have noticed yet that I’ve infiltrated their ranks!

  • MonsterCheddar

    It is really an awesome game. I just get gatvol of all the wall running you have to do in the campaign. I know, I know….Its part of the game, but I really struggle with it. The campaign is awesome and the MP even better. I love this game.

  • Guild

    Nice. Been waiting for some new content. Really is one of the best MP games aroubd

    • Hammersteyn

      I need to get back into this and Overwatch, but I never do

      • Ir0nseraph

        Once WatchDogs is done I should get back on MP till Mass Effect 🙂

        • Hammersteyn


    • Sageville

      We were talkimg about this the other day, im busting for new maps. Id also like to see a pro league type ranking, similar to ovetwatch.

      Much happiness!

      • Guild

        Ranked League play would be great. Not sure why they don’t turn TF2 into a competitive title. Maybe the market has enough FPS titles?

  • MonsterCheddar

    This game is a MUST PLAY. Most defintely.

    • Hammersteyn


  • Hammersteyn

    pilots-only game mode, now it’s just like BLOPS 3 🙁

    • MonsterCheddar

      That is true though. I like my Titan. That is why its TITANFALL.

      • I actually enjoy the Pilots vs Pilots mode more to an extent. The titans are great fun but most of the time all you see is Tone or Legion

  • Francois Knoetze

    Almost done with the campaign. Really really loving this game right now

  • chimera_85

    I fucking love this game.

  • MonsterCheddar

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