According to a tweet from developer Respawn Entertainment, the fan favorite Titanfall map Angel City will be coming to Titanfall 2 as a free DLC for all players.
This past weekend wrapped up a two-weekend opportunity for gamers to try their hands at Titanfall 2 via an open beta. The sequel to 2014’s highly praised first-person shooter and mech mashup game is set to release in a couple months, and Respawn Entertainment seems eager to get players on board with the title.
Fans of the first game will be excited to learn that the developer will be including one of the series’ most iconic maps in Titanfall 2. Angel City, one of the most beloved and recognizable battlegrounds from Titanfall will be coming to Titanfall 2 as a free DLC.
The announcement was made via Respawn’s Twitter account so the amount of information was small. But one point the developer made was that any players who pre-order Titanfall 2 will gain access to Angel City three days sooner than everyone else. However, Respawn didn’t provide any details on when the DLC as a whole is set to release for players.
Respawn also hasn’t shared any pictures or video of the map, so it’s unknown if it will look the same as its predecessor or if it will sport a new look. Considering the trend of other shooters reintroducing past maps to new games with upgraded designs and graphics, chances are high the same will happen with Angel City in Titanfall 2. This is, of course, speculation on our end, so take it with a grain of salt.
Unlike other shooter games (and most video games, for that matter), all of Titanfall 2’s DLCs will be free. That means anytime Respawn introduces a new map or game mode, all players will have access. In fact, other than pre-order players gaining access to Angel City a few days before the rest of consumers, it looks like all players across all platforms will gain access to Titanfall 2’s DLC at the same time.
The reasoning behind offering all DLC for free to all players is a move by Respawn to avoid splitting the community. This is a different strategy by the developer, but it's one that is sure to be much appreciated by the Titanfall community. It seems to be following a trend amongst other game developers as of late, albeit largely those responsible for multiplayer games that rely heavily on new maps and modes.
It’ll be interesting to see if Respawn offers any additional classic maps for Titanfall 2, as well as what other announcements the developer has planned for the next couple months. With Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare set to release around the same time as Titanfall 2, Respawn still has a hefty challenge ahead to remain in the spotlight.
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Titanfall 2 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 28, 2016.