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Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Tech Test Begins August 19

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Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Tech Test Begins August 19

Hello, PlayStation Nation! I’m Drew McCoy, Producer on Titanfall 2. On behalf of everyone here at Respawn Entertainment I’d like to welcome you to the Titanfall 2 open multiplayer tech test. We’re excited for you to get your hands on the fast, fluid, Pilot and Titan gameplay that is at the core of Titanfall, and to help us find any issues with our servers and backend systems before we launch worldwide on October 28.

The tech test will be taking place across two weekends: August 19 through 21, and August 26 through 28. Both weekends will feature two of our newest Titans (Ion and Scorch), a range of Pilot abilities (including the Grapple, Holo Pilot, and Pulse Blade), as well as a variety of weapons and load-outs for you to play with.

Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Tech Test Begins August 19

For the first weekend we’ll have two maps and two modes that highlight just a taste of what Titanfall 2 has to offer.

Modes

  • Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode in Titanfall 2 that pits you and your teammates against an opposing team of Pilots as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure to deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed! Once a bounty Titan shows up you’ll want to focus all fire and take it down as a team for a massive payout!
  • Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Think you have what it takes to be the best Pilot on the Frontier? Put your combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic eight-on-eight Pilots-only mode.

Maps

  • 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 as cover against combatants below, as well as numerous interiors to maneuver through for a variety of firing positions without being spotted. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can easily be ambushed unless they head off the main pathways and into the surrounding fields.
  • Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land when valuable natural resources are found. A series of raised, rocky plateaus with 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 buildings when needed. Titans control the large rolling fields, so be extra cautious when traveling between the plateaus.

Both modes will be playable on both maps.

Then for the second weekend, we’ll be adding an additional map and mode to the tech test:

Additional Mode

  • 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!

Additional Map

  • Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. This is a medium-to-small map with the main building dominating the playable space. 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. As a Pilot, keep an eye out for two escape chutes that run from the interior of the main building to the roof!

Titanfall 2, PS4

Regarding progression, the first weekend we will be capping progression at level 10. Then on weekend two, we’ll raise the cap to 15 and give players a chance to unlock some pretty cool items, including the Mastiff — a deadly horizontal spread shotgun — as well as the Alternator — a dual barrel SMG (my personal favorite when paired up with the Gunrunner attachment).

Also, make sure you check out our all-new Networks feature. Available in-game on and Titanfall.com, Networks is designed to make finding and playing with friends quick and easy.

So, why are we doing a multiplayer tech test? Well, first, we just can’t wait any longer to let you all see (and play) what we’ve been working on for the last two years; but just as importantly, we need your help.

By enlisting the help of PlayStation gamers around the world we’re confident that we’ll be able to find, fix, and kill potential issues before launch so we encourage you to play as much of the tech test as you can. If you find an issue or bug please head over to our forums and let us know. Oh, and feel free to give us bucket loads of feedback — we’re dying to hear what everyone thinks!

We hope everyone has a great time and is looking forward to October 28 when the game launches — we wouldn’t be able to do it without your help.

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  • This is EPIC!. I can not wait for some Titanfall action on my PS4!

    • I’ll probably find out during the tech test but I haven’t been following Titanfall 2 because I don’t know if there’s bots in the multiplayer like in the first. If so I’ll pass.

  • is this open to everyone? how do we participate?

    • Open for everyone. Still can’t figure out how to participate though. I think that they will share the details via their news feed https://www.titanfall.com/en_us/newsletter/

    • According to the Titanfall website all you do is search for it in the Playstation store from your system. And it looks like it’s open to all.

    • aaron_bush_96

      The tech test aint even on the PSN store. Just comes up TF2 standard and deluxe. Nothing else. Am i missing something. Did EA **** up Australia again?

  • CrusaderForever

    Yes! I cannot wait! Out of all the FPS games coming out this fall this is my #1 purchase! Thanks for the beta cannot wait to finally get a chance to play Titanfall.

  • Hope the game won’t sink like the original Titanfall. The servers are almost empty on the Xbone and PC

  • ossiecastro5

    Glad I wont need to subscribe to an “Insider” newsletter or such to have access to this. Thanks for making this purely open.

    • R3ncrypt1on

      You don’t need to be an insider to play the BF1 beta, all insider gets you is a 1 day early access to it.

  • oh omg Titanfall 2

  • asilentnoise

    wow, awesome. I loved the first one and can’t wait to play this. Still a bit disappointed its coming so close to BF1. Gonna have to figure out how to juggle both.

  • talishkavonzua

    I cannot find the link in the PS Store to download the Beta..

    • The title literally says Aug. 19th you need to wait until friday to see it in the store. Most likely noon.

    • aaron_bush_96

      Its the 19th now and got an email saying to download it and it is starting. Not on Psn store. Is it US only? kind of stupid there is no Preload.

  • so when can we down load the test ..and im asking because I have one of the largest Titanfall to communities on PlayStation Network and would like to pass the word to them were all hyped and ready to play check out Titanfall 2 (clans&mp) on psn and join to find team mates fast we have pro players there as well to help..https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GPmI-2WlIK8TK3uo-LgSA hit us up on sevenstich @ youtube to see killer titanfall videos and thanks!!!

  • Are there bots in this game like the first?

    • Probably. If you read the details on Bounty Hunt mode, it sounds like bots will be involved.

    • Dahugebigbang

      Bounty Hunt has bots, but Amped Hardpoint and Pilot vs Pilot do not have bots.

  • Have been dying to play Titanfall since it was originally announced. To say I’m psyched for TF2 would be a bit of an understatement!

    TF2 looks amazing and I’ll be there for both tests. Thanks for bringing this to PS!

  • Spectrethane

    Can’t find it in my PS4 store… What time is it being released? Maybe it’s location locked?

  • Shadow_Walker07

    Can’t find it in the store!!! Has anyone downloaded the game?

  • I got it. I don’t now how you don’t have it. Reached rank 5 already. Best game 2K16.

    • Jk. I’m salty. Can’t find it. I did see though it won’t be out til 9 am PT 12pm ET and 11am CT 10am MT

  • RyanMcMains10

    I still do not see the Beta in the store, it only offers the Deluxe and Standard edition. Is anybody else seeing this?

  • For those who can’t find the beta through the console, use the phone app. It shows up on the app. Hope this helps!

  • Yes, like x_kilme_x said….

    access the playstation store from your phone or PC. Search for Titanfall and the demo will be there. You can even initiate the download if you paired your system.

  • ….it’s 12.5 GB

  • Shadow_Walker07

    Is it just me or is everyone experiencing a lot of lag. The game is unplayable.

  • FIFAONTHEWALL

    Hi just tried playing Titanfall first I noticed is the button configuration, it doesn’t have flipped buttons where you can have R1 to shot instead of R2 the same with the L1 & L2. That’s a most figure for players like me. Old school. Thx.

  • IAMAWEZINGYOUNOT

    I want to know if you download TF2 tech test through the 19-21 do you have to download another TF2 tech test 26-28?

  • I never even played the first TF..but I think I will be definitely giving this a go.. still waiting on the download..my ISP is terrible to say the least

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