Respawn to stream Titanfall Frontier's Edge DLC gameplay. Watch it here! [Update: Coming July 31]

Respawn is offering a first look at the new gameplay for Titanfall's upcoming Frontier's Edge DLC today at 12PM PDT. Let's watch it together!

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Update: The Titanfall stream is wrapping up. Here's what we've come away with so far.

1. The Frontier's Edge DLC will be available on July 31.

2. The Black Market being added in the next update will use in-game currency to buy Burn Card packs, emblems, etc. Black Market currency can be earned through achievements, daily challenges, and discarding excess Burn Cards.

3. New achievements will be added with the next update.

4. Multi-GPU support is being added for PC users.

5. Patch notes will be posted next week.

6. Gen 1 players (launch players) will get a special emblem to indicate their status as early adopters.

7. Marked for Death and other "limited time only" game modes will remain available in Private Matches, even after they're taken out of public playlists.

8. Framerate and performance optimizations are coming in the next patch, addressing issues like screen tearing across both Xbox One and PC.

The team then played through the game's three maps. Here are some brief impressions.

Export: A mining town filled with warehouses and zip lines connecting them. The map includes electric fences as hazards to Pilots and Titans. Choke points are located along the bottom of the map.

Haven: A futuristic city setting, with towering hotel resorts. Respawn described it as "Space Vegas." Hotels and nightclubs are large enough that they fit Titans along the bottom floor, while Pilots can scramble up each story and do battle in individual rooms.

Dig Site: An open map that takes place in a mining area. Construction equipment and facilities are built over a barren planet. Respawn says that it adds a "Total Recall" vibe.

For more, watch the archived stream below.


Original story: Respawn is preparing to deploy the next piece of Titanfall's planned Season Pass content. Frontier's Edge looks to add another three maps to the mech-based shooter, though there hasn't been a lot revealed in terms of gameplay. That's about to change today.

The studio is taking to their Twitch channel today to show off Frontier's Edge's three maps: Dig Site, Haven, and Export. The presentation will then be followed by a live Q&A from the developers. A release date is also likely to be announced, so if you're eager for more Titanfall action, be sure to watch the live stream below.


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    July 23, 2014 11:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Respawn to stream Titanfall Frontier's Edge DLC gameplay. Watch it here!.

    Respawn is offering a first look at the new gameplay for Titanfall's upcoming Frontier's Edge DLC today at 12PM PDT. Let's watch it together!

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      July 23, 2014 11:41 AM

      I really wanted to like Titanfall but the CoD business model they are following doesn't really provide me with a lot of hope for building a community a la TF2.

      I'm sure they made a ton of money, but the game just ends up being pretty stagnant after a while. Which works for them because, hey, new sequel coming out a year later!

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        July 23, 2014 12:18 PM

        I don't really care for COD: Ghosts, but they definitely have an at least somewhat acceptable approach to DLC (if you presume to consider DLC acceptable at all) that has evolved over the years from previous COD offerings.

        Basically, they include 3 new maps, plus one map remake, and a 'Horde Mode' map which by itself can make the DLC a purchase worth making (if you're into that sort of thing). Also, they include some new gimmick, be it a special character appearance and/or a new gun.

        Obviously, TitanFall DLC can't include remake maps yet but three maps is definitely not quite enough. They need some catch or gimmick to help make these map packs sell so that more people play them.

        Here are some obvious DLC ideas...

        More game modes. I mean, how is there not an Arena-based football mode for this game like they've had in Halo for years now?!?!

        Special characters / skins. Just do the obvious Transformers tie-in already and let me play as Megatron.

        Non-Titan vehicles. Releasing more Titan chassis for this game would likely cause too much imbalance. But you could add in hoverboards or some other transportation mode like we used to have in Unreal Tournament.



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          July 23, 2014 12:29 PM

          I'd like to see some analysis on the game reporters to figure out what is really working on the business side.

          Obviously EA and Activision have picked the locked down very corporate methods. Valve is basically 'sure whatever'.

          Wonder which method produces bigger money hats.

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      July 23, 2014 11:59 AM

      I'd actually like to see some more SP content too. I mean the story was lean, but it was kind of cool and fun and the maps could be reused in the multiplayer rotations.

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        July 23, 2014 12:03 PM

        wait this game had SP? where? i enjoy the game but there isn't any single player too it. i would love to find out more as to why this battle is going on and what is the cause. give me a reason to actually fight.

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          July 23, 2014 12:14 PM

          No, it had "Campaign Multiplayer." You play Attrition or Hard Point (it's predetermined depending on the specific campaign map) on the regular MP maps and there's a few small scripted sequences and a bunch of voiceover that amounts to a radio play.

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            July 23, 2014 5:49 PM

            Its also impossible to actually play now because nobody wants to do it at all.

            I tried off and on for a few hours yesterday to do it. No players at all. :(

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              July 23, 2014 6:09 PM

              If you play late/early, try changing data centers?

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                July 23, 2014 7:03 PM

                It bounces you through data centers if nobody is in queue for a game type. Still no luck.

                I'm sure the story is crappy. I just wanted to take a peek at it if possible.

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                  July 23, 2014 7:06 PM

                  r/Titanfall has a day of the week where they try and get campaign play going. Tuesdays maybe? I can't remember, the next time I see it come up I'll SM you.

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                    July 23, 2014 7:09 PM

                    Didn't they change it so campaign is longer necessary for the titan chassis unlocks? Probably even less people interested in doing it than before.

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                      July 23, 2014 7:15 PM

                      Yes they did. I think they just unlock as you climb to 50 for the first time.

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      July 23, 2014 12:04 PM

      Early notes:

      1. Black Market being added - Uses in-game currency to buy Burn Card packs, emblems, etc.

      2. New achievements are coming.

      3. Multi-GPU support coming for PC users.

      4. Patch notes will be posted next week.

      5. Gen 1 players will get a special emblem to indicate their status as early adopters.

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        July 23, 2014 12:11 PM

        I don't understand #5. Unless you mean people who've had the game for a long time but never regenerated?

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          July 23, 2014 12:13 PM

          It means if you've had the game since launch, I believe.

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        July 23, 2014 12:13 PM

        I missed the beginning. For #1 did they say you could buy specific BCs or are they going to be random packs?

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          July 23, 2014 12:14 PM

          They mentioned it in passing, but they'll hopefully go more into detail as the stream goes on.

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            July 23, 2014 12:19 PM

            I hope they talk about #1 and #4 more.

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        July 23, 2014 12:29 PM

        OK, so the packs are random but they have types. Standard, Tactical, Ability, Titan, etc. For sure you can sell burn cards you don't want, dunno if there's another way to earn credits.

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      July 23, 2014 12:18 PM

      Haven's actually looking pretty neat. Very Battlefield/CoD-style, in the sense that it's a giant city playground.

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      July 23, 2014 12:22 PM

      I like how some of the dudes playing are just pretty awful at traversal.

      Some of the dudes are decent at least though.

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        July 23, 2014 12:23 PM

        I'm wondering how much (if any??) is because the streams are always XBone and some of the devs (I hope) prefer PC?

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      July 23, 2014 12:39 PM

      Other tidbits:

      1. Export - A mining town filled with warehouses and zip lines connecting them. Includes electric fences as hazards to Pilots and Titans. Choke points along the bottom of the map.

      2. Haven - Futuristic city setting, with towering hotel resorts. Respawn described it as "Space Vegas." Hotels and nightclubs are large enough that they fit Titans along the bottom floor, while Pilots can scramble up each story and do battle in individual rooms.

      3. Dig Site - Takes place in a mining area. Construction equipment and facilities are built over a barren planet. "Total Recall" vibe.

      4. Marked for Death and other "limited time only" game modes will remain available in Private Matches.

      5. Framerate and performance optimizations coming in the next patch, addressing issues like screen tearing, etc.

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        July 23, 2014 12:40 PM

        6. Get Black Market currency through achievements, daily challenges, and discarding Burn Cards.

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      July 23, 2014 12:44 PM

      Stream is on consoles, can't watch.

      Also, new weapons (or a significant changes to existing weapons) is the only thing that would bring me back to Titanfall.

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      July 23, 2014 12:57 PM

      Nice, 7/31.

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      July 23, 2014 1:03 PM

      Post has been updated, for anyone that missed it.

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      July 23, 2014 1:07 PM

      Ozzie you need to get this on PC so we can play.

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      July 23, 2014 7:03 PM

      They also confirmed that the 120Hz/144Hz fix from Update 3 that they broke with Update 4 will be fixed again.