Following the most recent update that added a third weapon slot to Titanfall 2, the developers at Respawn Entertainment are continuing to incorporate post-launch content into the first-person shooter, with a forthcoming patch set to add a new mode called Frontier Defense, as well as two maps. In order to detail exactly what these add-ons will be, the studio decided to show off the expansion materials in a fresh gameplay trailer.
As seen below in Titanfall 2‘s Operation Frontier Shield trailer, Frontier Defense is set to be a cooperative, wave-based Horde-like mode coming to the title next week on July 25, 2017, and it will support five maps in total at launch. In addition to the new mode, the first-person shooter will also receive two new maps that will be free to all players, with the first being called “Rise” – a remastered area from the original game that includes long sight lines – and “Township,” which comes to the release’s PvP Live Fire mode.
Those looking to get a handle of Titanfall 2‘s Frontier Defense mode should know that it will put players up against five waves of increasingly difficult enemies to defeat, and killing them offers up money to be spent on various tools and items. Additionally, Frontier Defense will have five difficulty levels from which to choose, as well as a new Titan progression system that will unlock upgrades for Titans.
As usual with Titanfall 2‘s updates, the next patch will include a few new cosmetic items to purchase alongside the free DLC. Specifically, new Elite Warpaints are coming for Titans and weapons, and owning the new weapon Warpaints will give players a 10% chance to earn a double XP token at the end of a match, while also granting a merit boost for teammates. These will be available in a bundle until August 28, but they will have to be purchased individually after that. Alternatively, the Titan Warpaints provide players and their teammates with an XP boost in Frontier Defense, and are only available until August 28.
Taking all of this into account, all of the aforementioned add-ons coming to Titanfall 2 should be evidence enough of the developers at Respawn Entertainment’s dedication to the first-person shooter’s fan base. Plus, it’s truly difficult to say that the studio isn’t engaged with the game’s community, especially after it also paid tribute to a player’s deceased dog by adding a banner to the title to commemorate the beloved pup’s passing.
Titanfall 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Respawn Entertainment