A Pilot-Only Mode is Finally Coming in Titanfall’s Next Free Update

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You’ve been requesting it, and Titanfall is finally getting it. In Game Update 6, announced today, developer Respawn Entertainment is introducing a brand new multiplayer mode called Pilot Skirmish that does away with both AI and Titans, pitting 8 pilots against another 8 pilots in straight up player vs. player combat.

In addition, Marked For Death will become a permanent game mode, earning its own dedicated playlist and allowing players to create their own Marked For Death custom loadout.

The update will also offer three new colorblind options — protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia — which will affect the color of IFF glows, crosshairs, and player names in-game.

Adding more Burn Card options, players will also be able to buy individual Burn Cards in the Black Market from a limited, ever-shifting stock. A new Burn Card called Roll The Dice is also being introduced that allows players to tap into their entire deck while in a match. Lastly, the new Burn Card Auto Fill option will tell the game to auto fill empty Burn Card slots at the end of every match.

Game Update 6 is also removing the loss penalty for players that enter a losing game that is over half way complete. Late wins will count, however.

Here’s the rest of Game Update 6’s hefty list of tweaks and improvements, as detailed on the official Titanfall Blog. A release date was not yet specified.

IMPROVEMENTS AND OPTIMIZATIONS

FX Optimizations – Optimizing effects processing and moving more effects rendering work onto additional CPU cores is a good thing. So we did that.

Matchmaking – Faster searching, improved team balancing, increasing the likelihood of being in full games, and drastically lowering the chance of having lopsided (e.g. 6v3) matches.

  • The score is now shown in the center of the screen at the end of each Last Titan Standing round.
  • New HUD Icons for team Titan counts and players using Burn Cards have been added. Last Titan Standing now shows the number of Pilots left alive on each team.
  • New voiceover for Round Won and Round Lost events as well as noting whether the gap between the teams’ scores is increasing or decreasing.

GAMEPLAY CHANGES

  • Titans no longer show up on the minimap when they dash.
  • Atlas and Stryder melee damage values have been switched to mirror their original design intent. The Titan melee damage order is now: Stryder, Atlas, Ogre from least to most. This is also consistent with the hierarchy of damage for the Big Punch mod.
  • To stem the influx of Burn Cards at higher levels, the Bonus XP-to-Credits conversion rate for max level players has been adjusted.
  • As part of the pan-galactic stimulus package, credits for selling rare Burn Cards have been increased from 200 to 400.

BUG FIXES (All Platforms)

  • For the Black Market we slightly reduced the chance to get rare cards in the Standard Pack, and increased the number of rare cards in the Premium Pack from 4 to 5.
  • The Auto-Titan vortex effect should no longer orient incorrectly.
  • Fixed the shotgun, vortex fireback, and arc cannon bypassing Titan shields when used against a Pilot doing a friendly rodeo.
  • The map Export no longer contains areas where you can shoot through covered windows.
  • Grenades should now be better at predicting their movement at high frame rates.
  • Fixed a rare crash bug on Demeter in Campaign mode.

BUG FIXES (Xbox One)

  • Fixed issue where a user couldn’t sign in to Titanfall if there is a second account on the system which has access to Titanfall DLC content which the first user doesn’t.
  • Fixed incorrect leave game dialog behavior when in a party.
  • Connecting a SmartGlass device to the X1 while Titanfall is running should no longer cause a crash.
  • You should no longer be able to get behind walls when rodeoing a Titan that is ejecting on Relic.
  • Titan OS no longer says that you are being attacked by an Enemy Pilot when you are inside an enemy Dome Shield.

BUG FIXES (PC)

  • Fixed incorrect leave game dialog behavior when in a party.

Coming Soon in a Future Update

  • New game modes including Wingman Last Titan Standing.

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