The team over at Respawn has just dropped an amazing, lengthy update on the official Titanfall 2 Blog about upcoming DLC, all of which will be free, and the first bit of which will be dropping next Wednesday! After a brief introduction, full of class and gratitude for fans' outpouring of love for the game, the posts makes it very clear that any significant DLC released for the game will be free for all players.
"First let’s look at the big picture and make a crucial point about our DLC vision crystal clear: All maps, modes, weapons —anything that has effect on gameplay— will be free for all players that bought Titanfall 2. We believe that in order to maintain a healthy community we shouldn’t be segmenting players behind paywalls for these things."
Just when you think you couldn't love Respawn any more, it also revealed that it will be opening an in-game store where you can spend your money if you want to throw some extra support that way. No loot boxes, though, you only pay for what you want. They'll be selling skins, camo, and Prime Titans for modest prices, and there will be no RNG to screw around with. "If you see something you like, you buy it and that's it. These in no way effect stats and are purely cosmetic." Praise you, Respawn, you really do get it.
Now that I've got my gushing out of the way, let's cut to the chase. The first batch of DLC, called Angel City's Most Wanted, drop next Wednesday. Here's what you can expect (all content below will be completely free):
Angel City map: A fan favorite map from Titanfall 1 is reborn for Titanfall 2.
- Fans that pre-ordered Titanfall 2 will get access to the Angel City map starting on November 30. All other players will get access to the Angel City map starting on December 3rd.
Wingman Elite Pistol
Titan Kits: Get more customization for your Titan with these all new kits.
- Ion: Refraction Lens
- Splitter Rifle splits 5 ways
- Scorch: Scorched Earth
- Flame Core ignites the ground, leaving thermite in its wake
- Northstar: Threat Optics
- Enemies are highlighted while zooming in
- Tone: Burst Loader
- Aiming allows the 40mm to store up to 3 shots to burst fire
- Legion: Hidden Compartment
- Power Shot has two charges
- Ronin: Phase Reflex
- When doomed, Ronin phases out of danger
- Pilot Execution: Inner Pieces
- Phase into an unsuspecting victim
The post goes on to reveal that before more DLC lands next year, we can expect plenty of in-game events to fill out the rest of 2016, including:
GAME MODE TWISTS
Changing things up and trying out new ways to play is a big part of how we work here at Respawn. We’re carrying that philosophy over to multiplayer with semi-regular events that will change up rule sets on certain games, giving them a “twist” to how you might normally play them. Changes like these force players (and ourselves) to look at the game differently and try some things you may never have tried before.
DOUBLE XP WEEKENDS
Beyond new content and rules that change the game, we’re also big fans of giving excuses for all your friends to pile into Titanfall 2 over a weekend to reap bonus XP, level up faster or unlock a weapon you’ve had your eye on and generally have some fun. Don’t forget to coordinate with your Networks to optimize your happy hour merit madness!
TOP NETWORKS RECOGNITION
Networks represent our grand experiment to make Titanfall 2 a meaningful social experience for all players. Being a part of a Network is a great way to meet new people and get bonuses for playing, so every week you’ll find us calling out a few Networks we think are worth checking out. You can join as many Networks as you like, so make a point to join one that interests you! It’s a great way to meet fellow Pilots and have fun together.
Make sure to follow @respawn because every Wednesday we’ll get doing random giveaways that could be anything from the Titanfall 2 Art book, signed posters, and much more.
So. Much. Stuff. It's a great time to be a Titanfall 2 player. If you haven't played this game yet, get on it. It's the most fun you'll have in multiplayer this year!