So many companies lock beta access to highly-anticipated titles behind pre-order incentives, but that's not the case with Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella has confirmed that a pre-order won't be necessary for participation in the upcoming Titanfall beta.
The mech-shooter's has a beta phase reportedly slated for February 14, which Respawn hinted at last month. Just prior to this weekend, Zampella tweeted that a pre-order would not be necessary for participation, but noted -- with a smiley face that -- that he'd give access to people supporting Respawn first, if he could.
You will not need to have the game preordered to get in the beta. I'd give it to them first for supporting us if it were possible tho =)— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) January 30, 2014
That's not to say you shouldn't reserve Titanfall anyway, if only because of how awesome the game is turning out. In an earnings call last week, publisher EA also assured their partners that Respawn's flagship title won't be a repeat of DICE's Battlefield 4, referring to its unplayable state.