Titanfall: Expedition coming May

The first DLC for Titanfall has been announced at PAX East. "Expedition" will be coming in May and it will continue the story told in the game's...

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The first DLC for Titanfall has been announced at PAX East. "Expedition" will add three maps will be coming in May and it will continue the story told in the game's campaign.

One of the new gameplay elements to be introduced in the first map (pictured) is wall-running on trees. Players will now be able to adjust their path while wall-running, choosing to jump from tree to tree, go higher or not. There will also be "zip-vines" for players to take advantage of.

War Games is another map in the upcoming map pack which "looks kind of Tron-y."

While map packs will be paid DLC, Respawn Entertainment promises that game modes will be free. Another new mode coming to Titanfall is 2v2 Last Titan Standing. In addition, new Burn Cards will be coming, with the next update to focus on Titan-specific abilities.

Another new feature coming to Titanfall is the ability to team up with players via hashtag. For example, you could play against other PAX attendees by using #PAXEast as a hashtag. "The goal is to make new friends for people you haven't had a chance to meet yet," Respawn explained.

A possible feature coming into the game is the ability to personalize Titans. "We're looking into that," the team said.

From The Chatty

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    April 12, 2014 2:08 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Titanfall: Expedition coming May.

    The first DLC for Titanfall has been announced at PAX East. "Expedition" will be coming in May and it will continue the story told in the game's...

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      April 12, 2014 4:00 PM

      Because the TitanFall 'campaign' was so awesome to being with!? Oi. Just give us more maps and different game modes. Maybe some Titan customizations like color or emblems.

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        April 12, 2014 4:02 PM

        Sounds like its 3 new maps in the DLC. New game modes and customizations they're saying will be free patches.

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        April 12, 2014 4:02 PM

        Did you read the article or just the blurb in the chatty?

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          April 12, 2014 4:54 PM

          Phhhfffttt. Why in the world would I read all the information make a rational post. Your suggestion has been taken under advisement.

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      April 12, 2014 4:07 PM

      #Shacknews lobby coming soon.

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        April 12, 2014 4:55 PM

        #Shacknews #SeriousBusiness

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        April 12, 2014 5:32 PM

        This'd be so handy on the XB1 -- just drop into the lobby and see who's willing to play!

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      April 12, 2014 4:34 PM

      We could organize shackbattles with that hashtag thing.

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      April 12, 2014 4:42 PM

      I don't think these new maps will be very good.

      The quality of maps in the base game is really uneven and those are the best tested versions. DLC maps are likely going to be poor.

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        April 12, 2014 5:27 PM

        k

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        April 12, 2014 6:06 PM

        You crazy

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        April 12, 2014 6:12 PM

        I've heard a lot of people say a lot of things about Titanfall. One of the only constant ones has been that everyone really likes the maps. You're the first I have heard say otherwise. That being said, only 3 new maps seems kind of lame, I was expecting more like 5.

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          April 12, 2014 6:19 PM

          alias is pretty pro gamer dude and tends to dislike things that aren't balanced for tournament-type equal footing competition. Maps like titanfall's aren't set up for that, it doesn't surprise me that he holds this opinion, and I can understand why

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          April 12, 2014 6:34 PM

          He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.

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          April 12, 2014 7:53 PM

          Lagoon and Relic seem to be the worst. I'd say Fracture and Boneyard are weak as well.

          Rise is... eh. It's cool way up top but if there are any objectives down in the lower levels it becomes a pain.

          Nexus is way too corridor based.

          The main ones I like are Angel City, Colony, Smuggler's Cove. Overlook and Outpost 207 are good too. Airbase, Corporate, Demeter and Training Ground are ok.

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            April 13, 2014 5:52 AM

            I really like the two you said you dislike. I think Airbase is my least favorite... Any map where I have to work so hard to drop my Titan somewhere that isn't a level above me pisses me off.

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        April 12, 2014 7:58 PM

        The game is from the guys behind some of the biggest shooters ever made on consoles and the DLCs were all tremendously popular. They aren't used to shipping crap, so I don't understand why you think they'd be poor.

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          April 12, 2014 8:09 PM

          They already included what I think are poor maps in the base game.

          The same maps that went through the most testing to get in a playable state. Now they are left with other maps that have had less testing and are charging money for.

          I'm pessimistic to say the least.

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            April 12, 2014 8:12 PM

            Is it your experience that DLC maps are usually worse than the maps include in the base game?

            I like to think that the developers can use their experience of learning what works and what doesn't, and apply that to make DLC maps even better.

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              April 12, 2014 8:13 PM

              I have never played CoD before this so I have no idea.

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                April 12, 2014 8:16 PM

                At least with their last few CoD games, the DLC maps were some of the best IIRC.

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                April 12, 2014 8:46 PM

                I wasn't specifically talking about CoD.

                The only games I've bought map packs for are Battlefield 3 and 4.

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                  April 12, 2014 9:41 PM

                  I've never actually played a game that had DLC map packs.

                  I can't imagine I'd ever really buy the Titanfall ones unless there is a compelling reason to keep playing. Already the luster is waning to me.

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                    April 12, 2014 9:49 PM

                    on a scale of '1' to 'the archvile', how autistic are you

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            April 13, 2014 4:37 AM

            You don't know they've had less testing. The DLC maps could have been in development from before the game was released.

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            April 13, 2014 7:21 AM

            You must suck at gaming...

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        April 13, 2014 2:30 AM

        you know what, I think they will be better because now they know what works and what doesn't. Before they could only really guess what kind of maps the public would like because the public has not played a game like Titanfall before.

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        April 13, 2014 7:21 AM

        Well this is complete bullshit. And the millions of people who bought and play titanfall would also disagree with you. These are the most innovative maps I have seen in many many years. The verticality of these maps is unprecedented. I think you just suck at wall riding and are one of those newbs always on the ground who can't figure out all the amazing paths that flow throughout these maps.

        Because practice...

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          April 17, 2014 5:56 AM

          Oh shut up, please. As if your opinion is fact simply because you delude yourself into believing that somehow everyone who bought Titanfall is impressed with it, when that is not the case. I haven't played the game, nor have any bias towards or against it, but I know that's not true as I've seen plenty of criticism towards this game, just as much as praise. Actually, come back when you don't just pull silly statistics out of your ass to backup YOUR OPINION. To put him down because he doesn't share your opinion just makes your biased crap more obvious. There was no need to be rude.

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            May 1, 2014 9:54 AM

            LOL and is your opinion supposed to be fact? FUCK OFF and learn wtf a good game is.

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        April 13, 2014 7:33 AM

        Hahaha thanks expert guy

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      April 14, 2014 8:51 PM

      I want to see more creatures/monsters thrown into matches to shake things up a bit.