Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Technical Test Begins on August 19 for PS4 & Xbox One

August 16, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

EA and developer Respawn Entertainment announced today that the Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test will be taking place across two weekends later this month for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first Tech Test will run from August 19 to 21, while the second will run from August 26 to 28.

A PC version of the test isn’t happening because they’re “still making the game better” and they don’t want to risk players digging into the test and spoiling single-player details.

For that first weekend, you’ll be able to play these two modes on these two maps, with a level cap of 10:

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 Imminent Domain on a small commune’s 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 includes everything from the first weekend, while also adding the 6v6 Amped Hardpoint mode, Forward Base Kodai map, and a level cap of 15. For Amped Hardpoint, it’s a twist on the first Titanfall’s Hardpoint Domination mode, now offering double team score when you amp a Hardpoint you’re defending.

Both weekends will include two all-new Titans (Ion and Scorch), a range of Pilot tactical abilities (including Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade), and a variety of weapons (including the Masttiff spread shotgun and Alternator dual-barrel SMG).

Respawn explained why they’re holding the Technical Test:

The main reason we are doing a MP tech test is to satisfy an engineering goal – to stress test our servers and prove that they can scale. Since our server backend is per-platform, it means we only actually need a single platform to test this. More platforms can be a good sanity check, but we don’t need to test them all to make sure we are on a good path for launch.

You’ll be able to watch Titanfall 2 multiplayer gameplay today on Twitch at 11am PT/2pm ET.

Titanfall 2 releases on October 28 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Titanfall, PS Blog]