Titanfall: Images and details for upcoming DLC map, Runoff

Respawn releases first images and gameplay details for one of the maps included with this month's Expedition DLC.

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment today released the first images and details for the Runoff multiplayer map, one of three new maps included with this month's Expedition DLC. Designer Geoff Smith writes on the game's website that Runoff was originally planned to ship with Titanfall, but it had to be cut due to time constraints.

He explains that the core concept of Runoff is that is has multiple layers: concrete canals with water and trash on its lower levels and upper levels that are cleaner and more industrial.

"I thought the canals would be cool for Titans to fight in, with Pilots able to jump across them," Smith says. "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."

The first sketch for Runoff.

Runoff is set around three main buildings, the largest of which houses two inlet tubes in its center. The other two buildings are connected with sky-bridges and billboards that you can wall-run across.

"The trench below these buildings is the central artery of the entire map. If your Titan falls down into these trenches, you will have to travel back to either end of the map to find a ramp back up," Smith says. "The trenches also serve to help you escape quickly when your Titan gets into an unwinnable fight."

For more on how Runoff is set up for Titanfall's CTF and Hardpoint modes, check out the full post on the game's website.

"Runoff ends up being a pretty fun level that plays very differently in each game mode," Smith said. "You'll find yourself using different areas of the map depending on what you choose."

Runoff is one of three new maps coming to Titanfall through the upcoming Expedition DLC. The other two are called Swampland and War Games, the latter of which Respawn detailed at length last week. We're still waiting to hear more about Swampland.

The Expedition DLC, launching sometime this month, is included with the $25 Titanfall DLC Pass and can be purchased separately for $10. A new 2v2 Last Titan Standing mode is also coming to Titanfall sometime in the future and will be available as a free download for all players.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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39 comments
Paoksis
Paoksis

DLC and Microtransactions 101: A guide on how to make more money,than actual sales profits!


Man,i should be working on such companies and rip today's gamers every last bit of their pennies

gajbutler
gajbutler

Bored of hearing about Titanfail, all hype, no substance.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

With a new COD on the way, Titanfall's 15 minutes is about up.

jttwister9
jttwister9

Defintely getting this map pack when it drops cant wait hopefully they add more game modes dont think I will play a 2v2 last titan standing mode too much. Would love a vip type game where each team has one player thats a titan and the objective is to destroy his titan and it rotates till one team has no more titans

quakke
quakke

Your game still doesn't work with dual GPU. How about you atleast fix your game before starting milking? Good god you people make sick. You're so damn greedy for money.

Earthen80
Earthen80

The fact that this article only has 26 comments tells you all you need to know about the waning interest in this game. 

kusto1891
kusto1891

Ps4 fans says this is a ripoff. Then ps4 player gets excited for the re release of the same game last summer. Tlou

hotwog21
hotwog21

have fun finding a game once  the playerbase is thinned out over those that got dlc and those that didnt. U can thank the cod kiddies for that :)


And good luck with titan fall 2, reskinned, repacked, new box art and dlc all over again. LOL 

how special do u feel now?


xantufrog
xantufrog

Looks like an interesting level!

R3FURBISHED
R3FURBISHED

I would like to start playing Titanfall again, a DLC might be the perfect time.

blackace
blackace

Game is awesome. More content is great. More free content still on the way as well. Woot!!

jako998
jako998

Cant wait to get this. Titanfall is really Fun and its still Kicking. Im just hoping Respawn  will make a DLC with New Weapons and More Game modes.. that's what it really needs. But after that, amazing game

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

They really need to add a hardcore mode with no mini map (unless its a burn card), no kill cam and no damage direction indicator.  I'd also like to see pilot only modes and game modes with objectives other than hardpoint and CTF.  

Barighm
Barighm

I thought this game would really explode when it hit the 360, but apparently it has not.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I read the title of the DLC as "Ripoff". Looks like my mind subconsciously knew the truth.

rasterror
rasterror

I can't wait. I'm still loving this game and finding time to play in between my back catalog of games.

wookiegr
wookiegr

I hope they plan to allow players a way to pick the new maps. I hate playing the same old maps and hate even more that I have no choice in what I'm thrown into. Still, I look forward to it either way ;)

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

nothing i haven't seen before... 

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@gajbutler Titanfail, how original. Never read that one before. (Sarcasm - just in case you're an idiot.) If you're tired of hearing about Titanfall, why did you click on the article? Far as I know, nobody is forcing people to read gaming articles. 


P.S. I bet you never even played the game. Anyone who says its a complete fail hasn't played it. Even people who don't like FPS's say its a decent game. To say its a complete fail when its in the #1 slot for sales week after week is a fail in itself. U.S. Charts - Titanfall #1, infamous SS #7. U.K. Charts Titanfall #1, infamous SS #15.


Yes, Titanfail indeed.

glacius_x
glacius_x

@HipHopBeats True. But then COD will only have about 10 minutes as well... unless of course they actually change outdated engine and game play.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@Earthen80 Waning interest? You're kidding right? Check the charts. Still #1 in sales week after week pretty much everywhere. Infamous SS is #7 for comparison.


In the UK it is dominating big time.  #1 every week. infamous is #15.

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

@hotwog21 Finding a game will be no problem at all for either sides, but that was a really good try to put people down, even though it had zero effect on anyone.

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

@hotwog21  the douchebag store called, and they ran out of you. So stop being a douchebag already.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Blazen702  


Same here.  I rented this and its been over 2 weeks.  I can't bring myself to take it back.  There's just something about its 'pick up and play' feel that keeps me coming back. 

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@Barighm  Why would it? Just because 360 has a 70 Million plus installed base doesn't change the fact that the X1 version is the superior CONSOLE version of this game.

Zookzor
Zookzor

@Barighm  I know what you mean, it had poor sales for the 360 and absolutely no gaming sites have said a word about it. Maybe word got around after the original release on the "ONE" that it doesn't have the longevity that other fps's have. Also I think its that, paired with the no offline single player because believe it or not, a large portion of fps sales are bought for the measly 5 hour campaign that they offer.

Aleperez75
Aleperez75

hotwog21, he is not mad, he is stating the obvious.