titanfall2

“Luscious” probably isn’t the right word, but I’m so hyped for this that I can’t even. Jetpacks! Giant robots! Pew pew! Featuring two modes and two maps, the first Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech test is out now on PS4 and Xbox One, and will be rock ‘n’ rolling from today until Sunday. The mech-squee is real.

According to an update over on the PlayStation Blog, here’s what’s what:

Modes

  • Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode in Titanfall 2 that pits you and your teammates against an opposing team of Pilots as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure to deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed! Once a bounty Titan shows up you’ll want to focus all fire and take it down as a team for a massive payout!
  • Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Think you have what it takes to be the best Pilot on the Frontier? Put your combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic eight-on-eight Pilots-only mode.

Maps

  • Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs as cover against combatants below, as well as numerous interiors to maneuver through for a variety of firing positions without being spotted. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can easily be ambushed unless they head off the main pathways and into the surrounding fields.
  • Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land when valuable natural resources are found. A series of raised, rocky plateaus with a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and buildings when needed. Titans control the large rolling fields, so be extra cautious when traveling between the plateaus.

The download size is approximately 12 GB on PS4 and 17 GB on Xbox One. Why is it different sizes? I don’t know. 

If you miss it this time around, a second tech test is scheduled for next weekend, 26-28 August. More info about that over here, click click boom.

Titanfall was the best Call of Duty game that wasn’t a Call of Duty game that nobody played. Now you can make up for that.

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