An enhanced image pulled from the Titanfall 2 website appears to reveal that titans will have the same wall-running capabilities pilots do in the sequel.
Now that we know that Titanfall 2 will be showcased during the EA press conference at E3 2016, speculation about what the game will entail has been running wild. Respawn has teased fans with what they can expect from the upcoming shooter with a teaser trailer and a blurry image on the game’s official website, but an enhanced version of that image may have revealed an E3 2016 surprise early.
The image, if it is legitimate, appears to show that in Titanfall 2, titans will be able to wall-run. Wall-running is a key gameplay feature in the original Titanfall, and it is what made the pilots useful when not piloting the Titans. It will be interesting to see if Respawn enhances the pilots in some other way to make them unique compared to the titans.
If titans are indeed able to wall-run in Titanfall 2, it will be yet another new ability given to the mechs in the sequel. The Titanfall 2 teaser trailer seems to confirm that the titans will have access to swords this time around as well, so it looks like the titans will be far more fully-featured in the sequel.
See the wall-running titan image right here:
The original Titanfall only had three different titan classes, in the form of the Atlas, Ogre, and Stryder. Perhaps wall-running and sword-wielding are new abilities given to one of these pre-existing titan classes. Alternatively, perhaps these new abilities are possessed by brand new titan classes set to be introduced to the franchise in Titanfall 2.
With Titanfall 2 having a single player campaign, another possibility is that some of these abilities will be reserved for campaign mode. The titan seen in the blurry image has a very distinct look to it, and for that reason, could be the titan that players control in the story. If that’s the case, it’s possible that titan wall-running will be exclusive to the campaign, for the sake of balance between pilots and titans in Titanfall 2‘s multiplayer component.
Of course, the bright yellow titan seen in the image could also indicate that Titanfall 2 will simply have more customization options than the original game. There’s a chance that Titanfall 2 will allow players to really make their titans their own, whereas in the original game, titan customization was very limited compared to other shooters.
With E3 2016 just a couple months away, we will be learning more concrete information about Titanfall 2 very soon. It’s possible that Respawn will either confirm or deny wall-running titans at E3, and may also show off a little of the game’s campaign mode. Titanfall 2‘s presence at E3 2016 should help answer many of the lingering questions surrounding the game, so fans of the franchise should tune in to EA’s E3 2016 press conference on June 12th.
Titanfall 2 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.