During Respawn Entertainment’s PAX East panel, the studio announced Titanfall‘s first paid DLC, as well as some of the new free content coming to the game in the future.
Calling it “Expedition”, the paid add-on will included three new maps like “Swamplands”, featuring tall trees that players can wall run and jump off of, chaining runs and jumps from tree to tree. “Wargames” plays off the Training Simulator level, which the studio says looks very “Tron-y”. “Runoff” will round off the trio of new maps arriving this May.
“In the wake of the Battle of Demeter, IMC Expeditionary Forces travel deep into Frontier space to recover from their recent defeat. On an uncharted world, the IMC begin construction of a new fleet operations base, using newly acquired water collection and filtration plants to support the new base. When drainage operations reveal ancient ruins and artifacts of an unknown origin in a nearby swamp, Spyglass activates an archaeological team to investigate the site. To maintain battle readiness at the new base, IMC Pilots use simulation pods to train for anticipated Militia raids, based on lessons learned in Angel City and IMC Airbase Sierra.”
As a part of more free updates, the studio is also working on new game modes. During the panel, Respawn mentioned a new version of Last Titan Standing called “Wingman”, turning it into a 2 vs. 2 game mode, highlighting more team-oriented gameplay.
A bunch of “new ideas” are also in the works for the game, including a system that uses hashtags to match like-minded gamers and easily allows them to game together. New Burn Cards are also in the works.
More customization and stat-tracking features will also be implemented in the future, allowing people to personalize their Titan further and engage in more competitive play.
Short term game mode alterations are also on the plate, meaning players can expect new weekly game mode tweaks, offering new experiences constantly. The most popular variants will stick around the longest, says Respawn.
You can pick up Expedition as a standalone add-on for $10 this May, or as a part of Titanfall’s $25 Season Pass.