Rumor: Titanfall 2 will release in October

A Reddit post claims the game will hit this fall, and will add a grappling hook to players' mix of mech-toppling tools. 


A Reddit user with a source "in the know" claims Respawn will deploy Titanfall 2 in October, and will add new abilities and items such as a grappling hook to the original game's foundation of cool maneuvers.

"I've been sitting on some Titanfall 2 information that was shared with me, and I've finally got the go ahead to post," wrote user ILoveGoogleGlass. "Titanfall 2 will release in October and the Mountain dew leak is indeed legitimate. They've added a ton of new pilot abilities including the addition of a grappling hook."

He goes on to claim that the hook will be used extensively, good for situations such as swinging up into your Titan, Batman style, and for giving yourself a boost while free-running, and yanking foes out of midair.

"The pre-order bonus will be a handgun called the Violator. Multiplayer maps are bigger which I can assume they upped the player count to go along with them."

This mysterious stranger, who so loves Google Glass, claims the following image will be used in the game's official box art.

He vanished as quickly as he appeared, claiming only that his source is knowledgeable about all things Titanfall. We do know the game will launch this year, and E3's just a few weeks away, so questions surrounding a release date should be answered definitively soon enough.

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    May 24, 2016 4:35 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Rumor: Titanfall 2 will release in October

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      May 24, 2016 5:22 PM

      Great, this AND BF1... Wtf EA??

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        May 24, 2016 10:12 PM

        I definitely think this is part of why they let BF1 happen. It allows Titanfall to run in the futuristic setting against Cod. While Battlefield gets to play around in the Great War which is a more interesting setting at this point anyway.

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      May 24, 2016 5:54 PM

      Titanfall is one of all-time favorite games. I hope the Titanfall 2 PC version doesn't suffer from the same lack of players online as Titanfall 1. I've never seen more that 325 players online worldwide playing it. Whereas the Xbox One version usually has about 5,000. ( I have both versions ). Why is this?

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        May 24, 2016 5:55 PM

        PC gamers have more (and better) options to choose from.

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        May 24, 2016 6:45 PM

        I wanted to like it - but I just couldn't get into it. The sensory feedback wasn't there. Weapons felt weak. I didn't feel bad ass. Hoping they make the adjustments for the next one'

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          May 25, 2016 10:32 AM

          Yeah it was fun at first but got stale pretty quick for me.

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        May 24, 2016 8:56 PM

        Titanfall on PC suffers a few balance issues and some extremely severe netcode problems that really don't affect console versions.

        It uses netcode similar to CS:GO before Valve acknowledged the hit detection and desync issues.

        The matchmaker was also completely horrible at balancing teams, I gave up hitting Diamond 5 because it would frequently match me and the only other diamond player on the same team against a team of silver or lower ranked players.

        That would guarantee a rank drop for both Diamonds because of however the rank scoring worked you needed to kill players in a similar skill bracket to progress, didn't matter if you had a perfect game if you weren't faced against those of similar rank you couldn't score enough points to progress in rank and would lose progress.

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          May 24, 2016 8:56 PM

          Or diamond 1, whatever was highest rank.

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        May 25, 2016 7:22 AM

        Unless it gets released on steam, it won't have many player.

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        May 25, 2016 1:34 PM

        I think the answer is pretty obvious.

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      May 24, 2016 6:40 PM


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      May 24, 2016 7:30 PM

      Grappling hooks are cool. I wonder if it's a loadout item rather than base feature everyone has, though. Who wouldn't want to equip the grappling hook??

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      May 24, 2016 10:03 PM

      Huh, neat!

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      May 25, 2016 2:59 AM

      Rumor: Half-Life 3 will release in October.

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      May 25, 2016 8:40 AM


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