Game update eight for Titanfall was released yesterday, and it's a really big one. It adds a brand new cooperative game mode called Frontier Defense, ranked play, 'map stars' and a bunch other fixes and additions.
Frontier Defence is a four-player spin on familiar wave defence modes, in which you'll face off against a bunch of new enemies including the very nasty sounding 'Nuclear Titans'. That can't be good.
Sand Trap is the latest map from Titanfall's upcoming DLC pack IMC Rising to get an from Respawn.
"Sand Trap is my attempt take some of my favorite lessons from Titanfall development along with some new ideas and put them together to make a brand new experience," writes designer Chris Dionne.
Respawn Entertainment has Titanfall DLC map pack IMC Rising.of 'Zone 18', one of three levels that make up the upcoming
Designer Geoff Smith says the map was originally intended to show off the Last Titan Standing mode, and describes the general feel as "almost a paintball field for Titans". Which sounds like an excellent concept.
In a move which seems to somewhat undermine the point of the game, Respawn has revealed that there's a Mech-free Pilot Skirmish mode coming in Titanfall.for
Okay, when you add in those special abilities and cool parkour moves maybe traditional infantry combat does have a place in the game. It gets rid of the AI bot companions too, which is a fine thing as far as I'm concerned.
Respawn is introducing a new 'Black Market' for its next Titanfall update, meaning players will be able to buy and sell the game's Burn Cards using in-game credits.
If that sounds like the developer might be hoping to make a sneaky bit of extra cash from real cash micro-transactions, fear not - "NO MICROTRANSACTIONS!," defiantly. "The only way to get Credits is by playing the game!"