First Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test Weekend Kicks Off Today

on August 19, 2016 5:47 AM

The previously announced Titanfall 2 open beta weekend starts today on Xbox One and PS4. Right now can download the 12.56 GB file on PS4 (approx 17gb on Xbox One) and until the multiplayer unlocks you are able to play a tutorial-type level against bots.

However, the multiplayer servers will unlock at 8AM PT / 4PM BST. The first beta will begin on August 19 ending August 21 and will contain:

Modes

  • Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.
  • Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.

Maps

  • Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.
  • Homestead: The IMC have claimed Eminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.

The second beta weekend starts August 26 and runs until August 28. The second beta weekend will contain the following:

Mode

  • Amped Hardpoint (6v6): A new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score. Team work is the key to securing victory.

Map

  • Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.

Titanfall 2 releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28.

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