Titanfall’s new DLC was announced in April at PAX East and will become available sometime this month.
So far we know that there are 3 maps to be expected: Runoff, Swampland and War Games and also some esthetic additions to the game including the ability to customise your Titan with things like decals. Expedition will sell at £9.99 in the Origin store, if you have purchased a Season pass this will be free.
Here are some of the screenshots
Here’s a little info on this map from Geoff Smith, a Titanfall designer
“A lot of changes had gone into the main game in a year and I was wondering if Runoff would hold up. Runoff was an experiment to try and make a small map but still allow Titans enough pathing options so that they don’t feel constrained or limited.”
“The core concept of the level is multiple layers of paths: concrete canals filled with water and trash below, and upper levels that are cleaner and more industrial,” Smith wrote. “I thought the canals would be cool for Titans to fight in, with Pilots able to jump across them. I also set out to make more choke points in the level, something that is pretty hard to do in our game, at least for Pilots with their enhanced mobility.”
This map is said to be set in the same place as the training simulator, a virtual reality, with lots of things throw in to make a sort of wall-running playground. Different sections of the map create the hardpoint zones, while the sections in between are more alike the training simulations. The IMC side of the map is an airbase building whilst the Militias side is a chunk of Angel City…at night.
Since the map is supposed to be a virtual reality suite, there will be areas that purposefully show glitching out, an effect we saw in Saints Row IV and not something I’m fond of at all. On the upside, Respawn have said that this will be “one of our most wallrunning friendly maps” which, since that’s my main mode of travel, is good to hear.
To put it bluntly, there’s little we know about this one. There’s tree’s and stuff like this…
Honestly, if this is all we can expect, I am a little disappointed. I would happily pay another £5 for the pack if there were some more weapons but mainly some more game modes. Hardpoint is the only fun one for me. Hopefully this is something in the making.