New Titanfall Update Unlocks Titan-Free Skirmish Mode

Marked For Death is also now a permanent game mode.

Titanfall's sixth major update, which introduces a Titan-free Skirmish mode, is due to go live on Wednesday.

Updates to both the Xbox One and PC editions of the game will unlock the 8v8 mode, which removes both AI bots and Titans to create a more traditional first-person shooter mode.

Developer Respawn Entertainment announced the update on the game's official home page, where it also announced that Marked For Death is now a permanent game mode.

Marked For Death nominates one player as a high-value target for everyone else to eliminate, and has proven to be popular within the Titanfall community.

"When we first introduced Marked For Death, we were planning to rotate it out for another mode after a couple of weeks, but the enduring popularity of the mode convinced us to bring it on full-time," Respawn wrote.

Numerous other improvements, additions and tweaks are detailed on the Titanfall update notes found here. They include colorblind support, as well as the option to buy Burn Cards from the Black Market.

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yellowsanchez
yellowsanchez

for console it is alive and well but for pc it takes quite a while for a match to be found so i doubt i will return on pc

logangta5
logangta5

Cool! now it gets even better. 

steelmouth
steelmouth

So the game is steel good right? ya'll steel enjoying it right? I only ask because its good when our exclusives have a long staying power and gets some love 

Adam802
Adam802

Awesome! love this game!

unreal849
unreal849

So... it's back to being a copy of cod?  :P

rasterror
rasterror

Play TF like CoD and you'll die very quickly and very often.

_termahnator_
_termahnator_

That's like saying because battlefield has defuse game mode, its back to being cod.

alexanian
alexanian

@unreal849 if COD had parkour you might have been close. but nope.....try harder

Myron117
Myron117

When i played the beta i could tell the game would be rather shallow and repetitve (hense why i wont touch it until iys below £10). To those who are enjoying it still, thats great, but i think a lot of hate stems from peoples shame for falling for the hype . They expected more for a title that was designed for the last generation on a meagre budget but portrayed as a true next gen game.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Destiny could very well fall into the titanfall hype train.

Hope not, because I preordered it because the beta was fun.

However, this massive hype has me worried.

The only difference I see is there are articles questioning aspects of destiny like raids, lvl caps, planet numbers and so on.

Of course the articles were after I preordered digital but at least they didn't come a couple weeks after release like on titanfall.

cvantu
cvantu

@Myron117  I think you're just making assumptions. Most of the hate comes from people who don't own the game, have played the game, and a good portion of those are simply PS4 fans. Respawn delivered exactly what they said they were delivering. They didn't mislead on what the content of the game was providing. Anyone who bought the game based on hype and not the actual sources that said was in the game, is a complete fool. You'll see that same response to Destiny. Sometimes the hype just spurs out of control to raise peoples expectations beyond reality. Titanfall  is a balanced multiplayer only shooter from the makers of COD. It delivered a unique experience by balancing several gameplay mechanics into a single gameplay experience. It actually succeeded in what Respawn was proposing. Additionally, it is actually a fun game as well. I don't play it as often as I did, but I still have moments where I go back to it for some enjoyment. My wife enjoys the game as well.

cvantu
cvantu

Now wait for the Titanfall haters to make this sound like bad news. Simple fact. People requested such a mode to be provided, it changes the game to offer something a bit refreshing, and new modes are always welcomed to bring people back to the game.


I know it is fun and games to make fun of Titanfall, but we all know that when Titanfall 2 comes to PS4, that these same people will be parading with joy. Much like how these same people are so excited for Destiny after spewing Halo hate.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

To be fair. It is very strange they made an update with a mode to ditch the whole premise of the game.

It was on sale at amazon I almost bought it. This update news which I read very soon after makes me glad I didn't. Seeing all the excitement about an update which essentially makes a 8v8 fps makes me question what the devs did wrong to hold interest in the original ideas.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

That's my point. It's was supposed to be a whole refresh on FPS.

This mode kinda does away with a lot of the uniqueness it sounds like.

I didn't bad mouth it. Just giving my impression on reading that news along with the moving onto to something new after this update.

Just my thought when I read it, that's all nothing more.

xboxlegacy
xboxlegacy

@lrdfancypants 

>It is very strange they made an update with a mode to ditch the whole premise of the game.

They have a ton of games completely revolving around the titans, and this mode throws a fresh change of pace, a little bit of variety in the mix. To say it ditches the entire premise of the game is ridiculous, it's an FPS at it's core.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

It's just the impression I was left with. Like I said it's a combo of the we are moving on after this update to new things and here is a very requested mode that drops bots and titans.

xboxlegacy
xboxlegacy

@lrdfancypants 

You say that like one game mode makes the entire game not the most fresh FPS in the last 10 years...

Martyr77
Martyr77

Where's the update that unlocks a better game than Titanfall?

rasterror
rasterror

After the update where the PS4 unlocks better games.

cvantu
cvantu

@Martyr77  Where's the Gamespot update that rids tr0lls like yourself from participating in the community? Maybe one day you'll provide something with substance.