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Titanfall 2's first free map dropping from orbit next week

The first new Titanfall 2 [official site] multiplayer map will arrive next week and, well, it’s not really a new one. Respawn Entertainment have fancied up the first Titanfall’s map Angel City for the sequel, see. They’ve rolled it into an update along with a new weapon for pilot and new weapon options for titans, and the whole thing will launch next Wednesday. As promised, the map will be free (though there is one bit of silliness afoot, I’ll explain in a bit). The gang have also detailed their plans for future updates, including special temporary modes with different rules.

First, the foolishness. The Angel City’s Most Wanted update will hit on Wednesday, November 30th but the only people allowed to play it then are folks who pre-ordered. Everyone else will need to wait until Saturday, December 3rd. That’s silly. Still, it’s nothing compared to the damage that paid DLC maps did to the first Titanfall so EA certainly could do worse.

As for future updates, expect new weapons, new maps, and new modes, including temporary oddities which sound like the ‘Brawl’ modes Blizzard are putting into everything nowadays:

“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.”

Oh, and with next week’s update they’ll start selling purely cosmetic items which don’t change anything or nothing so don’t sweat it, okay.

If you’ve not picked up Titanfall 2 yet, do give it a think. Read Wot Adam Thought and note that it’s only £25 right now.

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