Electronic Arts doomed Titanfall 2 to financial mediocrity by releasing it the week between its own Battlefield 1 and Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare last November. But developer Respawn Entertainment soldiers on (we salute you), revealing the next free DLC for the game, Colony Reborn, coming on March 30.
The pack will see a remake of the original Titanfall map, Colony, as well as a new R-101 pilot weapon, complete with scope. And if you like your killing up-close and personal, a new execution called Curb Check should get the adrenaline flowing.
The paid part of the DLC includes purely cosmetic items, such as new Prime chassis for the Northstar and the Legion. In addition, there will be 20 new camos, patches and banner each to go with five new Titan nose art designs and a new warpaint.
Respawn also announced a free weekend and double XP for players to coincide with the DLC release, running from March 30 to April 3. In addition to multiplayer, the Training Gauntlet and the single-player mission The Beacon are being added for everyone to try. Both will continue to be free after the multiplayer weekend ends.
CEO Vince Zampella has been rather miffed at the treatment of the popular franchise, saying he is even uncertain if EA will allow a Titanfall 3. He was rather appalled that TF2 was being wedged for release between two other powerhouse franchises, one of which he helped build. "It definitely feels a little odd. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is from my old studio, that I built," he said. "And they're repackaging my old game that I built, on a brand that I built. So it's kind of like you're throwing it all against me. OK, I can live with it," he said at the time.
Sales of the game have been disappointing, through no fault of Respawn, but the developer plans to keep pushing forward for its loyal fan base, even if the next step in the franchise isn't known.
Alas, poor Titanfall 2. We knew you well ... and loved you.