The video game developer Respawn Entertainment officially announces the release date of the first free DLC map for its first-person shooter Titanfall 2.
Prior to the release of its mech-centric shooter Titanfall 2, one of the most exciting aspects leading up to the game’s availability was developer Respawn Entertainment’s promise to eventually include free DLC for the title, because it “[didn’t] want to split the community.” Thankfully, it seems as if the initial round of gratis post-launch content is set to make its way to the game soon, as the first free DLC map will come out on November 30 for those who pre-ordered Titanfall 2 ahead of its release.
According to a blog post from Respawn Entertainment on the matter, those who didn’t secure their copy of Titanfall 2 before launch with a pre-order will still be able to access the content, as they can download it starting on December 3. As previously announced, the free map is going to be Angel City, which happens to be an area from the first game in the series. It will be included in the Angel City’s Most Wanted update.
Not only will Titanfall 2‘s Angel City’s Most Wanted update provide players with a new map, but also it will introduce other items such as weapons and Titan abilities for each mech class. Not to mention, an in-game store is also going to be added with the update. A full rundown of what free content is going to be included can be found over on the next page.
For the sake of clarity, all of Titanfall 2‘s DLC maps and modes are going to be free, but the in-game store is being incorporated so that fans can buy comestic items such as skins, camo, and Prime Titans for a “modest price,” as described by Respawn. However, the developer failed to provide specific price points, but it’s safe to presume that more details on the costs will come about when the in-game store arrives next week.
As far as Titanfall 2‘s future for the rest of this year is concerned, Respawn has declared that there will be “semi-regular” events including playlists with revised rules. Nevertheless, specific details on the matter weren’t given. Plus, Respawn also promised to hold double XP weekends later this year, with the developer planning to highlight Titanfall 2 Networks that seem appealing to the studio.
Taking all of this into consideration, it seems as if Respawn Entertainment is ready to provide Titanfall 2 with a steady stream of post-launch content in order to keep fans fully satisfied. As a matter of fact, the developer specifically stated in its post that it’s “committed to supporting Titanfall 2 for the long haul,” with the game’s publisher EA also confirming franchise commitment to the brand not too long ago despite its underwhelming sales upon launch.
Titanfall 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.