About a month ago, Titanfall 2‘s developers at Respawn Entertainment unveiled its DLC plans for 2017, and now the studio has divulged even more concrete information regarding the forthcoming Monarch Reigns update’s new Titan and map ahead of its launch next week on May 30, 2017. As the next update’s title would suggest, the next Titan to be added is named the Monarch, while the fresh map is called Relic. Both can be seen in the first two stills found further below.
According to Respawn Entertainment, the Monarch is a “mid-ranged Vanguard-class” mech with an Upgrade Core that allows Pilots to alter and adapt it over time by improving certain combat abilities and allowing it to drain power from enemy and allied Titans alike in order to boost its shields. As far as the game’s forthcoming map is concerned, Relic is a work site built around the crashed Odyssey, the IMC carrier from Titanfall 2‘s campaign, and it has been “created with frontlines in mind” to drive players toward “assaulting and controlling” the center of the new area.
As found in the two images directly above, Titanfall 2‘s Monarch Reigns update is also set to put out Prime skins for Ronin and Tone, as well as new nose art, camos, and callsigns that can be purchased through the in-game store. Additionally, the existing map known as Crash Site will receive some tweaks to address various collision issues, and it will also get new zip-lines and wall-running locations for further Pilot mobility.
Finally, Respawn Entertainment will also use Titanfall 2‘s Monarch Reigns update to incorporate a free execution called Now You See Me. The developer explained that it’s somehow related to the Cloak tactical ability, but no further details regarding the move was provided.
When Titanfall 2‘s Monarch Reigns patch comes out, Titan Brawl will be added to the Featured Mode once more, and all modes will get double XP for a limited time to celebrate the update’s release. Not to mention, Respawn has declared that a “major” balance update will be implemented sometime after the fresh content drops. All things considered, with the developer continuing to provide Titanfall 2 with such sumptuous post-launch support in the form of free DLC, it’s safe to say that the game’s fan base is thankful to have stuck by the title’s side since it released last year.
Titanfall 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Respawn Entertainment