Respawn Heavily Hints at Attrition Mode Coming Back to Titanfall 2

September 16, 2016 Written by Alex Co

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While Titanfall 2’s tech test had three different modes that players had the chance to try, those who played the first game in the franchise might be wondering if fan-favorite Attrition will be making a return to Titanfall 2. For those not familiar with the game mode, Attrition is essentially team deathmatch (TDM) that had AI controlled bots that was seen as the first game’s “main” game mode.

At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, PlayStation LifeStyle had the chance to speak to Respawn’s Art Director Joel Emslie, and Chief Operating Officer Dusty Welch about Titanfall 2, and we asked whether Attrition or an Attrition-like game mode was coming back.

PlayStation LifeStyle: Will Attrition or an Attrition-like game mode be back or be available at launch? If not, part of a future update?

Respawn: *Both members grin*

Welch: Interesting question.

PSLS: And you’re smirking. Has this come up before?”

Welch: Interesting question. I would answer this way: The tech test was a very small subset of the game. We’re fans of playing (the original) Titanfall and all of its game modes, and just think people will have to wait to see what we provide next. Is that enough of a hint? But we’re all ears. I know the right people. I know the right guy. I know a guy and I think he’s listening.

Well, there you have it. We asked about Attrition mode, and Respawn grinned and kinda said something that, unless you can’t read between the lines, hinted that it is indeed coming back.

Would you want Attrition to be back for Titanfall 2? And would your decision whether to buy it depends on it? Stay tuned to our full interview with Respawn set to hit the site next week!