Developer Respawn continues to faithfully plug away on Titanfall 2 for its fans, despite little promotional assistance from publisher EA. A new free DLC pack called The War Games is coming on June 27, bringing some new maps, a third weapon slot for pilots, a new execution and a new mode called Free Agents.
The maps took most of the focus in a new update on the Respawn blog about the DLC. The first map is entitled appropriately War Games, offering "civilian shops, tall buildings for window-to-window fighting, and city streets for Titan combat from the Battle of Angel City, and the large, open tank garage facilities for hand-to-hand Pilot combat from the Battle of Airbase Sierra." The idea for the map is a VR simulator that Frontier pilots use to train for life-like recreations.
A new Live Fire map is also being introduced called Traffic, which is a "weathered test site where pilot positioning is pitted against mobility across two busy thoroughfares. Dense cover makes every corner a threat, with room for snipers to hide in the back fields."
- Shadow Boxing [Holo Pilot] Execution: Get 20 pilot kills while a holopilot ability is active (Both normal holopilot and boost ability holopilot nova count.) Does not retroactively count.
- Third Weapon Slot for Pilots: Equip a primary, secondary, and anti-titan weapon.
- Titan Brawl added to permanent list of game modes. Titan damage will be displayed instead of assists.
- New Featured Mode called Free Agents
Respawn promises more details as the DLC gets closer to launch, along with a full list of balance changes and bug fixes.
John Keefer posted a new article, Titanfall 2's The War Games DLC Coming Next Week
It's weird to me how Respawn doesn't mention that the map is another remake from Titanfall.
Not that more ports from the original are a bad thing, I'll gladly take War Games over plenty of maps that shipped with TF2, but with some of these announcements they're acting like they are brand new. Which I suppose they are for people coming to the series late, but it's still strange to me how they don't say stuff like a fan favorite is coming back.
Would acknowledging a returning map like that generate less hype or more? There has to be some decision behind it.
Third weapon slot? Now I might finally use the pistols!