Titanfall 2 Will Host Two Open Beta Weekends for Console Versions

on August 16, 2016 12:05 PM

Electronic Arts announced that their mech-action shooter Titanfall 2 will receive two open beta weekends for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners. The game is coming to both platforms as well as, PC on October 28.

The beta will contain two new mechs, Ion and Scorch, for players to test and get familiar with. This will also give players a chance to test out new abilities, Holo Point, Pulse Blade, and Grapple.

Additionally, this will be the first time for some PlayStation 4 owners to get their hands on the fast paced multiplayer shooter.

The first beta will begin on August 19 ending August 21.

The publisher details what’s available:

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‚Äôs 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 weekend will start on August 26 and end on August 28.

The publisher details what’s available:

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.
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