EA announces a Titanfall 2 free multiplayer trial, giving gamers free access to the game’s “full multiplayer offering,” including the Angel City’s Most Wanted DLC.
Respawn Entertainment’s new shooter, Titanfall 2, has received many positive reviews, particularly with regards to its multiplayer. Fans have boasted about the game’s explosive online gameplay, while Game Rant‘s own Titanfall 2 review says that, although the first Titanfall set the bar high in terms of multiplayer, the sequel doesn’t disappoint.
For those that haven’t already experienced the multiplayer for themselves, there is good news, as EA announces a free Titanfall 2 multiplayer trial. Beginning on November 30 for EA Access and Origin Access subscribers and beginning on December 2 for everyone else, the free trial will offer the “full multiplayer experience” before it concludes on December 4.
This multiplayer experience will also include Titanfall 2‘s first free DLC drop, Angel City’s Most Wanted. Launching on November 30, the content is part of Respawn’s plan to release all Titanfall 2 DLC maps and modes for free and includes a new map along with new weapons and new Titan abilities. An in-game store is also being added in the update, with players able to pay real money for cosmetic items such as skins and Prime Titans.
This free trial could go a long way towards turning Titanfall 2′s poor sales around. Sandwiched between (EA publishing label-mate) Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2‘s sales were massively impacted. EA has also been forced to defend the Titanfall 2 release date, despite a general agreement that the positioning hurt the game’s sales potential
Although Titanfall 2 wasn’t the only game to suffer from lower-than-expected figures this year, with Watch Dogs 2‘s first week sales also down over the first game in the series, it was enough for many to doubt the series’ future. EA stated that it is “committed” to the Titanfall franchise, but Respawn Entertainment’s co-founder Vince Zampella admitted that the team doesn’t know whether or not it will make a Titanfall 3 and that, looking at sales, “it’s too early to tell.”
What’s positive, at least, is that the Respawn team may have some time to make up lost ground. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has also said that as Titanfall is a franchise, it’s about the “long run,” rather than day one or even week one sales. Free DLC releases and free trials like this can certainly help to reignite interest in the game well after its launch, but it’s yet to be seen just how successful they can be.
Titanfall 2 is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.