Titanfall beta gets slightly extended

The Titanfall beta, originally scheduled to end tomorrow, will instead wrap up on Wednesday.

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The Titanfall beta went open over the weekend, letting those with an Xbox One (with Gold) or PC (who signed up in time) have a crack at the mech-shooter. Respawn has announced that it's been extended for an extra day, which should come as something of a relief to late-comers who weren't otherwise going to get much time with it.

The beta was originally set to end tomorrow at 6 PM PST, but a tweet from Respawn (via Game Informer) instead changed the date to Wednesday, February 19. The same end time, 6pm PST, still applies.

As previously reported, the beta includes three game modes: Attrition, a team deathmatch mode; Hardpoint Domination, a control point mode; and Last Titan Standing, a mode with no respawns and matches going until only one team has any remaining players left alive.

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    February 17, 2014 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Titanfall beta gets slightly extended.

    The Titanfall beta, originally scheduled to end tomorrow, will instead wrap up on Wednesday.

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      February 17, 2014 9:58 AM

      So, what are impressions so far? Mostly curious how buggy or bug-free it is...

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        February 17, 2014 10:21 AM

        It seemed mostly bug-free. There is a glitch on the burn card page that causes the screen to flicker but that's the only issue I've run into like that. The interface could use some polish and consistency on PC, but it's generally fine.

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          February 17, 2014 10:42 AM

          There's also an issue with the in game VSync option causing severe performance loss. After I disabled it, it was south sailing.

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        February 17, 2014 10:52 AM

        Only bug I've had so far is with the beta fast resume on the Xbone - sometimes it will get stuck at a "Your connection timed out" message and no amount of hitting A will allow it continue, no matter what the caption on the screen says. Seems intermittent. Starting another game then immediately switching back gets me back in.

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          February 17, 2014 12:02 PM

          BF4 has same issue at times .. sign out out and sign in again fixes it with BF4 so maybe with this one too

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          February 17, 2014 4:36 PM

          Hit Guide, Start/Menu button, then Select Quit. Hit A to relaunch.

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        February 17, 2014 11:27 AM

        No bugs or crashes for me on pc.

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        February 17, 2014 12:51 PM

        I've played about 12 matches now, all with a 360 controller on the PC.

        With a GTX660 on an i5-750 with 8 GB of RAM, it runs mostly smooth at 1280x768. The only time it has any noticeable slowdown is in one specific part of one specific map but it's not that significant. That being said, even with the default settings which are mostly high detail, some of the textures look really gross... especially some of the ones when you're getting into a titan. I'm not sure if it's a glitch or they didn't put the final textures in the beta or just my settings but my textures are set to HIGH so I dunno.

        The game plays pretty acceptably with a controller on the PC. They give auto-aim assist to controller players. Shotgunning and using the seeker pistol thing are easy. Piloting a titan is easy. Using an assault rifle or anything at range is harder. Parkouring all crazy isn't so easy, would probably be easier with a mouse and keyboard. I still have a 1:1 kill ratio and am in the middle of the pack most games though.

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      February 17, 2014 10:33 AM

      I haven't seen any bugs, besides it sometimes picking the wrong refresh rate for my CRT monitor.

      The video options are lacking though. No way to set a framerate cap or set refresh ratef, and there aren't as many options as in Battlefield, which I think should be the standard for FPS's.

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      February 17, 2014 10:34 AM

      Already?! I was hoping they would be another wave of beta invites :(

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        February 17, 2014 10:39 AM

        I thought it was open to mostly everyone now but I could be wrong.

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          February 17, 2014 10:40 AM

          Oh I see, if you happened to sign up in time, lame.

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            February 17, 2014 10:45 AM

            Have you tried going to the sign-up site?

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              February 17, 2014 10:55 AM

              Oh, I got in on Friday heh. I was saying lame for people who weren't able to get in.

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      February 17, 2014 10:36 AM

      Oh yeah, and turning Vsync off caps the framerate to 60, which totally sucks for people with 120hz monitors. I'm sure that will be patched though.

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        February 17, 2014 12:26 PM

        Make sure vsync is forced off in your drivers and triple-buffering is forced ON in your drivers, then enable triple-buffering in Titanfall.

        Original credit to Noobler: http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=31506775

        On my system I have to disable/reenable triple-buffering in Titanfall's options every time I launch the game, but that's easy.

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      February 17, 2014 10:41 AM

      Started to play it today, really really fun to play

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      February 17, 2014 10:56 AM

      I started playing this today, spent a couple hours on the multiplayer. Don't like it, I feel like they have a good shooter going, but I wish the Titans had been handled differently. Destructible environments would have been great in this game. Towards the end of the maps it just feels underwhelming, here you have these huge Titans fighting and once they're gone it looks like it did before.

      If anything I'd increase the size of the map.

      I also think the Titans die too fast. I know why, it's to give everyone in the map a chance at having one. The best players get theirs first, then the noobs in the middle, then the best players at the end again.

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        February 17, 2014 11:49 AM

        I feel the same. Kind of wish I didn't buy it already. At least I managed a bit of a discount through GMG though. Hopefully the full game will have larger maps. I was also really hoping for destructible environments as well. The titans don't really feel epic.

        Another major issue I have are the AI. They are idiots. They all seem to just group together and don't kill anyone. I feel like they are just there for some lucky person to find and rack up a few points. Wish they would either make them more of a threat or just remove them and bump up the player count instead!

        I guess overall I've just been finding the game boring. You just run around shooting guys, get a titan, run around shooting guys, lose titan and then run around shooting guys...

        Hopefully there will be more to the final version though!

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        February 17, 2014 12:21 PM

        I enjoyed my time with the beta. The gameplay wasn't quite as unique as we were led to believe in the trailers but it was still good. I guess that was to be expected in anycase. The game feels like a mash up between several games and that will appeal to a lot of people.

        The maps selected for the beta feel fine for pilot gameplay but as soon as you get in your titan it starts to feel a bit constrictive.Hard to say if that is a good or bad thing considering the Titans are more or less powerups or rewards for performance. The trailers suggest the game has a multiplayer campaign so I have a feeling there will be larger maps that we just haven't seen yet.

        I will most likely buy the game but I am going to wait for reviews to talk about the other game modes and the state of the game servers at launch.

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      February 17, 2014 10:56 AM

      Seriously i wasn't expecting much from this game, I never watched any videos, but after playing the beta for a couple of hours i went and preordered it.

      The game runs super smooth (fps going between 50 and 60) on my pc all setting maxed (textures at insane) + 4x msaa at 1080p on an old i5 760 and a msi gtx 670 oc pe.

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        February 17, 2014 11:03 AM

        I have a similar setup and I'm getting 110-130 fps with the same settings. Try forcing VSync off in your nvidia drivers (for titanfall) and then enabling Triple Buffering in-game; that should unlock your framerate.

        Also you can start the game with the commandline "+cl_showfps 1" to see your frames. My command line args are: +novid +cl_showfps 1 +m_rawinput 1

        Honestly though I'm not sure if the rawinput cmd does anything; I can't say I noticed any difference at all.

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          February 17, 2014 11:13 AM

          Cool thanks for the tip, I'm gonna try that when I get home later tonight.

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          February 17, 2014 12:29 PM

          I definitely had to turn my mouse sensitivity back up a little after enabling raw input; I'd had it completely minimized prior to that.

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            February 17, 2014 12:53 PM

            I have the slider as low as it can go and still have to lower the DPI on my mouse to get it playable for for me; but I'm pretty eccentric in my ultra-low mouse sensitivity. Hell, my mouse pad is two-feet wide.

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        February 17, 2014 11:29 AM

        It runs pretty damn snappy maxed out on my 6950.

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      February 17, 2014 11:40 AM

      I'm guessing this is because they didn't get any data that first day when the servers were down.

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      February 17, 2014 11:57 AM

      PC Beta: I never got an email confirmation that I got in, but I just noticed I've got it available in my Origin account! Downloading now...

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        February 17, 2014 3:39 PM

        Thanks for this. I was monitoring my e-mail all weekend and saw your post and shook my fist at the sky for not getting an e-mail notification; I could have been playing this a lot sooner!

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      February 17, 2014 12:03 PM

      I can't get it to work. It keeps telling me that it needs to update but the folder is already in use by Origin. Even after a restart it gives me this finger so I'm just going to pretend that I'm not missing out on anything even though it's the only thing I obsess over when I look at my stupid PC.

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        February 17, 2014 12:17 PM

        bummer. where you planning to buy the game regardless?

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        February 17, 2014 12:25 PM

        Did you try changing the install directory just for fun?

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          February 17, 2014 12:31 PM

          I'll give it a shot when I get home tonight.

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            February 17, 2014 12:33 PM

            Maybe also change your temporary download location. For example I have my download dir set to a bit platter HDD but the install dir set to an SSD.

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              February 17, 2014 5:00 PM

              Did both of those things and I didn't realize that stupid Origin was d/l'ing installers to my SSD again. Presumably because I'm stupid.

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        February 17, 2014 1:51 PM

        did you try shutting down your PC. Giving it to someone that knows what the fuck? And then going to spend your hard earned cash on an XBOX ONE and using that? It might work better for you...

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          February 17, 2014 2:17 PM

          I will kick you right in the ass, slappy!

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            February 17, 2014 4:18 PM

            but think of all the fun.... Wolf, Bagel, Raoul, Emocore, Normality, Pink0R, Rampancy, Dg3nr8..... the list goes on.

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              February 17, 2014 4:59 PM

              I got it working and oh boy oh boy is it ever good times I'm totally going to skip it at launch though because EA got my Battlefield 4 money and by the time they'd squashed the bugs so I could actually play it, everyone else had moved on and I KEEP GETTING SHIT ABOUT BUYING AN XBOX ONE THAT I DON'T EVEN WANT RIGHT NOW GOSH

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      February 18, 2014 2:12 AM

      I put in a few hours over the weekend and had absolutely zero bugs. The game is hella fun. To begin with it really just feels like a CoD derivative, but as you customize your pilot and get a feel for the wall running, the awesome reflective bullet shields, and the weird dodge mechanic they gave the titans, it starts to set itself apart.

      I'm going to resist pre-ordering but this is the game that finally made me decide to update my rig.

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      February 18, 2014 2:32 AM

      I just got MVP on Hardpoint by defending a point almost the entire match while I had my Titan help. Even if I missed seeing an enemy player approach, my Titan would shoot at them and tip me off that they were coming. So much fun!