Respawn entertainment released a whole host of information at E3 last week about the next patch set to hit Titanfall this month. The update follows on from a previous patch in May, and currently has no confirmed release date. When the patch does finally drop, it will bring with it two new game modes and some much requested Titan customization options.
One of the criticisms early on with Titanfall was the lack of game modes, with just five available to play upon release and a distinct lack of variation within those five. Respawn is attempting to address that issue with two new game modes.
The first is “Marked for Death”, a game type built heavily on team play, where one player on each six man team is marked for the opposing team to hunt down and kill. Each team will have to communicate well to find the perfect balance of defending their own team mate while also attempting to find and take out the enemy marked player.
The second is that of “Wingman Last Titan Standing”. Unlike “Marked for Death” however, “Wingman LTS” is a much less original addition to the game. Essentially it’s a two player variant of the normal six vs six LTS game type, and although it will arguably require a more tactical approach it is still a rehash of an existing mode.
Along with the two new game modes comes a much requested feature for Titanfall, that of Titan customization. Players will now be able to select from three different audio types for the voice of their Titan with the current stock voice of “Betty” being joined by “Lisa” and “Jeeves”. Through the completion of in-game challenges a number of decals can now be unlocked and equipped to a Titan's exterior, adding a level of personalization previously not seen in the game. Additionally, those players who spent hours staring at the sky shooting at invisible ejecting pilots, in an attempt to complete the original 50 kill Gooser Challenge, will also find their reward in the form of a special Titan emblem.
Some details regarding smaller changes also came to light with the announcement of Titan Burn Cards which will allow players to boost Titan weapons and abilities, a feature previously restricted to pilots only. A matchmaking update means that the lobby will now attempt to keep skill levels as evenly distributed as possible by shuffling players from one team to another, as opposed to the current method of searching for new players. A host of new achievements will also be coming to support the Expedition DLC, which was released last month.
Titanfall's next patch hits later this month and full notes are expected to be made available prior to the update. Titanfall is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.