Respawn has announced another monthly care package of (mostly) free stuff for Titanfall 2 that doesn’t feature a Frontier Defense mode. So that’s a bummer, but the “Monarch Reigns” update does include the new Monarch Titan, a mid-range Vanguard class that can suck power from enemy Titans to boost its own and allies’ shields, plus a new map, a reworked map, a new execution manoeuvre, and some new premium content for black market cash buyers.
The studio is launching a video to show off everything in the update sometime tomorrow, but for now, here’s what’s dropping out of orbit next week, 30 May:
NEW TITAN: MONARCH
Monarch is a mid-range Vanguard-class Titan that can upgrade itself on the battlefield through her unique Upgrade Core. Pilots select a path of upgrades and try to survive long enough to reach her final form.
NEW MAP: RELIC
Set among the old wreck of the IMC carrier IMS Odyssey, Relic is a worksite where Pilots have created clever wall running routes by hanging pieces of the wreckage between buildings. The map consists of the wreck of the Odyssey in the center of the map that splits the two town areas.
Created with frontlines in mind, the gameplay is all about assaulting and controlling the center and engaging in firefights from the great viewpoints of the ship against the varied defensible positions in the Town.
MAP UPDATE: CRASHSITE
We worked on a collision pass for Crashsite, fixing around 100 instances of getting bumped, bonked, stuck or tripped up. During the clean-up, we also wanted to experiment with more mobility options. To that end we’ve added 8 ziplines to get around the map faster and a few more wallrunning locations.
Now You See Me [Cloak] – I’d explain this one but let’s wait for the trailer to really show this off.