Future ‘Titanfall’ Updates to Include Titan ‘Nose Art’ Customizations & More

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Titanfall Titan Customization Update Nose Art Decals

Now that next and current-generation players can all enjoy Titanfall, following the launch of the game on Xbox 360, attention now turns to what Respawn Entertainment has planned post-release. Ever since the game first debuted in Public Beta form, the studio has been hard at work stamping out bugs and high-profile glitches, balancing weapon damage and XP rewards, as well as streamlining user interface features. While certain changes have been controversial (especially adjustments to Hardpoint Domination scoring), Respawn has significantly improved the overall Titanfall experience.

Without a doubt, there are still a number of issues with the current build as well as a laundry list of adjustments that fans are hoping to see implemented but, one month after release, the team is starting to see enough breathing room to address development of new content. Earlier this week, we received new information on the first Titanfall DLC Map Pack and now Respawn is detailing a comprehensive update plan that includes both free and paid-for content.

The update comes in the form of an official post from Game Director, Steve Fukuda, at the Titanfall blog. In the post Fukuda expands on previously hinted at additions and lays out Respawn’s post-launch plan – which offers a mix of ongoing “improvements” (balancing and bug fixing), “convenience features” (UI updates), “infrastructural features” (new modes), and fresh content (Titan “Nose Art”).

You can check out the full breakdown of upcoming adjustments and planned features in Fukuda’s posting but, in the interest of time, we’ve highlighted the most interesting aspects below:

Improvements:

  • This is all about the core health of the game.
  • Our ongoing improvements to matchmaking also fall into this group.

Convenience Features:

  • These are not huge infrastructural pieces, but they will make your life more pleasant in Titanfall, and they tend to be related to things you use or do repeatedly.
  • The next update will bring more convenience features such as: the ability to rename your custom loadouts and to make custom loadouts specific to each game mode, a way to filter your Challenges by criteria such as ‘closest to complete’, and displaying the final scoreboard from your previous match in the Last Game Summary so you can review the scores at your leisure in the lobby.

Infrastructural Features:

  • Whenever possible, we want to get these kinds of features out early in beta form, in order to get your feedback and arrive at the best possible result through multiple iterations.
  • In future updates, we’ll be bringing you the first wave of custom Private Match options, allowing you to personally tweak your Private Match experience in a variety of ways.
  • Competition-oriented and what we call ‘competitive spirit’ features also fall into this category.

New Content:

  • Some of the new content we are developing for future updates include a new Burn Card set, and Titan “Nose Art” Insignias that you can use to customize the identity of your Titan.
  • We are also developing new game modes and game mode variants.

The post goes on to suggest that any updates and new content will be entirely free to the Titanfall player community -  with the exception of DLC map packs. Details are still scarce on the recently announced Expedition Map Pack, which is set to debut three new maps (Swampland, Runoff, and War Games) for an expected price point of $9.99 – or as one of three pieces of DLC in the $24.99 season pass).

Titanfall Expedition DLC Details

That said, looking over the list of upcoming “free” features, it appears that frugal Titanfall players are still on track for some intriguing additions down the line. A lack of new titan models has been a sore spot for gamers that had expected more variety in the title’s titular mechs but inclusion of customizable “Nose Art” should be a fun compromise. Nose Art isn’t going to sate the desire for drastically different titans (which the team is likely saving for the inevitable Titanfall 2) but should help players feel like their personal titan isn’t cut from the exact same mold as other mechs on the map. Fukuda doesn’t indicate the extent of Nose Art customization, or how obvious the decals will be in-game, but we can expect to hear more details whenever the team is ready to actually implement the feature.

In-depth Private match customization is another oft-requested feature set and Respawn has been working hard to include robust options for non-public match-ups. What the studio considers a “variety of ways” is anyone’s guess at this point but, given the over-the-top multiplayer experience of Titanfall, it’s safe to assume there will be a few unconventional options thrown in to go along with standard Call of Duty-like elections.

Titanfall Improved Matchmaking

Even though the latest update from Respawn is short on concrete details, it reveals an extensive plan for Titanfall support that should be encouraging to gamers who assumed that the studio would double-down on expensive DLC map packs instead of refining the core experience. No doubt, those willing to purchase Map Packs will be treated to some intriguing new locales in the coming months – but it’s great to hear that casual players who might not have the money for DLC will also be given some exciting reasons to prepare for more Titanfall.

We’ll keep you up to date as further official information is revealed regarding future content (both free and paid).

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MORE: Titanfall Impressions and Gameplay Video

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Titanfall is now available for the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Source: Respawn Entertainment

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  1. Yawn.. how about increasing player counts, which is easily the most criticized part of your game.

    • If they did that it would be way too crowded.

      Maybe Titanfall 2 can have bigger maps and 12VS12. I just want more guns, maps, burn cards and a HARDCORE mode.

      • Too crowded.. then increase the map size as well. These aren’t unreasonable requests neither are the problems you mentioned. I just hate how these big Triple A companies would rather dish out DLC to vacuum more money out of us then address the core issues and problems with the game.. Why keep making accessories and after market parts for a car that has 4 flat tires, kind of defies logic.. At least in my eyes. I think it just comes down to simple greed and lack of ambition.

        • This game is not without faults, yes. BUT Titanfall is great considering the MANY things in it that has never been done or attempted before.

          I do hope they make an option where there are game modes where there are 12 vs 12 on bigger maps… CoD had that after all.

  2. I would like to see a 4 or 6 player co-op gametype. Where players and their titans would survive for x amount of time against aliens until they are evaced, or all killed.

  3. So I bought Xbone with this game.. and I keep going back to my PS4.. Am I the only one that really feels this game was way over hyped? there just doesnt seem to be alot going on in it for a $60 game imo

    • I totally agree. I think the hype machine has blinded a lot of users to the obvious problems. Whoa.. a mech game, my god that has never been done before.. Its cool that you know own the XB1 now but when I saw that Titanfall bundle I just laughed. I was like wow your getting the console a little cheaper but you are getting a very unflattering and over hyped game with it. I had tons more fun playing Dead Rising 3 to be honest, at least that game had a story lol.

      • Also every single retailer I’ve bought games from, Microsoft, Best Buy, Amazon ect all thought it was necessary to send me individual emails about how I absolutely NEED (not want) Titanfall in my life. I literally found it to be completely disgusting, can you shove it down my throat just a LITTLE bit more? If the game is that revolutionary and earth shattering I’m pretty sure people will pick it up on their own.. Honestly the game kept me entertained for a little over a week then I went back to Battlefield 4 and pretty much counted my loses. Haven’t looked back since.

        • Well my wife’s friend is the wife of the lead game designer for Titanfall so I thougt “hey thats cool. Ill support a friend of a friend”… yeaaa I want to write him and say “You and I are no longer friends of friends” lol
          I mean maybe it will get better further into the multiplayer but with no real campaign its just very bland to me only a 6v6 multiplayer. And they filled the extra multiplayer enemies with grunts that run around are are pests for no reason.
          I dont care too much because it was a digital download so its not like im going to get rid of it and I was wanting to get an Xbone soon since trade in values were dropping quick and I wanted to get rid of my 360 and ps3 so I just bit the bullet. I just need to make some more friends on Xbone now.

    • Oddly im the opposite. My PS4 catches the dust bunnies. My two go to games at the moment are Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies. PvsZ was a surprise at how fun it is and they have given two significant chunks of DLC free.

      • I am debating on getting dead rising 3 as my 2nd game for xbone. Maybe I just need to get into the Xbone abit more. Ive had the ps4 since november and just got the xbox so it might be im just use to the ps4 more now. Even though I played the 360 and my ps3 collected more dust than a condom at a comicon.

        • Your viewpoints are on par with both my own feelings as well as some of the opinions I’ve seen posted elsewhere. I like Titanfall, as a time killer, but it was nowhere near what I expected when I purchased my XB1 bundle. The games I’m anxious for are Witcher 3, and Shadow of Mordor..both of which will be available for both consoles. If you want to add me up on XB1 fee free, I always enjoy meeting new people. Nerorising21

  4. It’s obvious the guy saying game was over hyped is a ps4 troll. Ps4 currently has one exclusive title that is mediocre at best. How could Xbox be getting dust ? Lies . Xbox has more games and an online service superior… Titanfall is a great game and if you don’t think so, why is advanced warfare a carbon copy? They did it right and Titanfall 2 will be epic and once sony gets it on their console , all you fanboys will love it too. Haters

    • I assume you are talking about me. Well sorry to disappoint you but I own both a 360, and an Xbox One. Truthfully the only console I don’t own is a Wii U. So yah I’m not a fan boy or a sony pony at all. I can just see through overhyped crap.

      • Making unfounded assumptions only makes you look like a fool.

  5. I love this game yes it was probably over hyped but every big new game is I think that too many people expect the world when a new game comes out yes the game has its down falls but what game doesn’t and as for the lack of story or campaign I was upset at first too but if i was them i would focus on multiplayer too because i know so many people that don’t even play the campaign in most online shooters so why waste the resources I think people need to go back to just playing video games and stop being such harsh critics.

  6. Titanfall could be better but it is still fun. Play with a group of friends or some friends you met in a game that you guys WON. Campaign is a joke but ive played some COD campaigns that had a story but just plain sucked to.. oh well I guess ill just have to keep dropping titans on titans, kicking pilots and all other lower life forms in the groin. Dont use the ogre to slow for my taste.. stryder can dodge anything if your fast enough

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