Titanfall PC Free to Play for 48 Hours

EA launches new "Game Time" promotion with Respawn's multiplayer shooter.

Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer-focused shooter Titanfall is currently free to download and play on Origin for a period of 48 hours. The freebie is part of Electronic Arts' new "Game Time" program, which unlocks the entire Titanfall experience--not just a demo version of the game.

The Game Time clock begins when you start the game for the first time and runs down in real time, meaning the clock will continue to tick when you get up to take a break. In other words, it's not 48 hours of straight gametime. Game Time for Titanfall is rolling out now across the world over the next several hours, so if it's not available yet in your market, it will be soon, EA says.

If you decide to purchase Titanfall when the 48 hours in up, you don't need to worry about starting over, as your entire progress is saved, allowing you to pick up right where you left off.

EA didn't say which games it plans to offer as part of the Game Time promotion in the future, but these titles will appear on Origin's Free Games page. Though Titanfall is available to play for free for 48 hours, EA says Game Time duration will vary by game.

Game Time is the second goodwill program EA has launched for Origin this year. It follows Origin's "On the House" promotion, which offers up a free game to keep. The current free game is PopCap's casual strategy game Peggle. Others have included Battlefield 3 and Dead Space.

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124 comments
santinegrete
santinegrete

oh! and I tought it was just a weekend. I couldn't play it nor download it this particula weekend. Man, having  a relationship sure has it's cons. XD

SacredGray
SacredGray

No. I want this game to die. All the months of manufactured hype and pointless 3-sentence "articles" telling you it's awesome because reasons.... this is what deserves to happen. I want this IP to die an agonizing death, wailing for attention.

maltnut
maltnut

Meh, Origin.  *Thppppt*

parapreston
parapreston

I bet most the people bashing the game are just ps4 owners just bashing because they cant play it so they pretend they played it and say it sucks lol. Why all the hate from sonyfanboys for xbone? I own both consoles and rarely even turn on the ps4 anymore. Maybe when some good games finally come out for it I will dust it off. But I don't bash sony for no reason like they do to xbone.

lewibaygo
lewibaygo

Played the free trail finished campaign both sides glad i didn't buy no way a full game so much potential in the stories universe need a single player like watchdog's/GTA with some kind of drop in/out if they want to continues down this route not worth 100 Bucks will most likely pick it up in again in a bundle later this year along with GTA 5 and BF4 so glad i held fire on next Gen and had a decent PC rig to do me over until all the best titles drop in 2015  

toddx77
toddx77

I just bought the game when my free time ran out because I was having so much fun.  I don't understand the hate as this game is fun.  I have never had trouble finding a game as there are always people playing, even right now at 2:48 AM.  Also I have never been disconnected during a match, just twice in the lobby.

lilflipp
lilflipp

Sit through 50gb of download or play Planetside 2.... decisions decisions decisions.

Deamon59
Deamon59

don't bother, it's locked at 60 fps, runs like sht (worse than battlefield), and looks worse than battlefield maxed out. And im running it on an i7 4770k, 16 gb ram, 2 2gb 760. i get over 100 fps in bf4 maxed out.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

People are seriously complaining about the downloads? It took me 3 hours, and my connection is a measly 10mbps. 


That being said, the game is optimized pretty well. Hitting 110 FPS on my 7970 with everything on High, textures set to Insane, and 8x AA. 

xboxps2cube
xboxps2cube

playing it now for the first time..... if you bought an xbox one for this.... hmmm....

normanislost
normanislost

free for 48 hours but it'll take you half that time to download the ridiculous 50GB install


and then there's origin to deal with.......

Latiran
Latiran

Overrated and overhyped trash. 

Dissentioncc
Dissentioncc

Sec, my titan is rea......zzzzzzzzzzzz.

No one cares.

dustycpu
dustycpu

Man...this is so awesome...IF IT WOULD LAUNCH! I love that after a 50GB download, it doesn't even launch. Not crashing...not freezing...not hanging. Click play and NOTHING! Thanks Origin, for being the broken Family Dollar version Go-Bots to Steam's Transformers.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

wow, they are really getting desperate. I heard it wasn't doing well on pc, but I had no idea it was this bad. sadly not many pc gamers will bother even if its free to play. sorry but, titanfall just isn't the kind of game that appeals to hardcore pc gamers really. it will never do well on pc, iv known this all along since it was first announced. perhaps they'll do better on the sequel if they make it less noob friendly and if they bring it to ps4.

lorider25
lorider25

6v6 with bots?  I think I'll stick with PlanetSide 2, thank you very much!

toddx77
toddx77

I am loving the game and I am someone who doesn't do MP unless it is an MMO.  The game is so much more fun than I thought it would be.  I have had no trouble finding a match and have been doing fine even though I only started playing about 90 minutes ago.  I'm trying to decide if I should but it at half off right now.

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

that's a mistake..., only playing this for 48h, will scare off so many who never palyed it before..  (unelss the match ups are done in such a way, that they only play against other newbies, otherwise it will be a boring fist 48h playing against Titanfall pros, if you never played it before..., you need more than 48h to get into the game, when playing against experieced players too...)

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

after got in my first game, my first thought, this game is dying on PC, player base is extremely low, takes forever to find enough players to find a game. 50G install is a joke, the graphic looks like a mid end 360 game, it has no business on PC and next gen. 

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@SacredGray Yes because all the people playing it deserve it not to exist anymore. Because it reviewed very poorly and has horrible critical reception across the board. What game IP's would you say deserve to NOT die?

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@lewibaygo  You should try using punctuation like commas and periods. Its really hard to read what you said.

s9picymchaggis
s9picymchaggis

@toddx77 Did you buy the DLC? I am in the same boat as you, I kept reading all the negative but the game is a blast!

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@toddx77  I played it to was able to level up to 17  over the free weekend. The issue I have with the game is lack of content. It seems they try to have a story. But that could be so much better . They could make a full single player offline campaign. They should have expanded on that with about 15 to 20 missions and it would be  worth the price. For $60 as the game currently is you should be getting all the DLC included for that price. I'm going to wait for TF2 and maybe they will have more in the game. If they had  included a real campaign they may have sold more than the 2 million (roughly across 360, XB1 and PC) that they have currently sold. It was also clear to me nobody was playing this game on PC it was taking around 10 minutes to find people to play a match.

santinegrete
santinegrete

@Deamon59  are you having fun playing the game or you're benching a 1000 barrel map?

Stebsis
Stebsis

@Deamon59 So people shouldn't bother because graphics and locked to 60 that's already very acceptable? Because those make any game good or bad...

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@stage4saiyan The game is optimized like crap. I can get 60FPS when playing all the maps except for 2. 2 maps are completely unplayable because of FPS drops.

CHJL
CHJL

@normanislost  reason why I'm not even bother with this game or the free hours

actual game is probably less than 10GB but they didn't bother to compress the audio files.

ZeroRaider
ZeroRaider

@normanislost Get a better Internet connection, peasant. Are you PC master race or not? A 50 GB download takes me about an hour.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@normanislost I know.  50 GB??? That's the biggest download I've ever seen by far.  How can it possibly be that big?  I heard you can play all the levels in a couple of hours.

toddx77
toddx77

@dustycpu How long did you wait? When I launched the game for the first time it took almost a minute to come up.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

@Aaronp2k What it needs is player run servers where you can set up custom game types. There's a reason TF2 is still so popular (in addition to still being fun).

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@Aaronp2k 

"perhaps they'll do better on the sequel"...

yes, exactly.. and with a real singleplayer campaign..

(TF2 could become what BL2 is to BL1...)

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@toddx77 

how much did MS pay you to say that?

(it's about the same fun COD ist.. , besides wallrunning and jetpacking is far to minor.., and does not come close to Gears, Halos or L4Ds MP gameplay nor fun... and the Titans battles are not as explosiv/divers as Halos vehicle battles..)

toddx77
toddx77

@s9picymchaggis I haven't bought the DLC yet as I am fine just playing Attrition at the moment.  I might buy it at a later date though.  I think all the negative stuff is just coming from the fact on consoles it is only on xbox and since the xbox is the console everyone picked to hate this generation Titanfall gets hate.  

Stebsis
Stebsis

@spartanx169x @toddx77 Why does every game need to have campaign? Devs should do what they do best, and with Respawn's case it's clearly the multiplayer. Not every game needs multiplayer, but not every game needs single player either. And how much do you think single player would've added to the game? 5-10 hours and then people just go to multiplayer and stay there like with every mp focused game

toddx77
toddx77

@2tonjunk @dustycpu Have you tried re starting? Try Origin customer chat, they are can sometimes be really helpful.  I would say un install then re install again, but I know you probably don't want to waste more time installing it again lol.

toddx77
toddx77

@ninboxstation Never cared for Gears or Halo MP and L4D MP always had too many elitists that would always kick so I didn't play much of it and I find Titanfall to be more fun than COD but I haven't played COD since MW3.  

toddx77
toddx77

@Stebsis @spartanx169x I felt there should have been a campaign because I prefer SP and you do get more for your money.  However Respawn didn't really have the resources to do SP because they were a new company and making a campaign would cost more: script writers, character artists, voice actors, etc which would cost more compared to just doing MP, but even though most employees were former Infinity Ward employees they were still a new studio so I am sure EA probably didn't want to spend anymore than they had too..  Also the whole idea of Titanfall would have made a cool SP game since Call of Duty 4 had a great story, but I am having fun with Titanfall as it is.  I have never had to wait 10 minutes for a match so I don't know why you had too.  As for lack of content I only play Attrition so I am fine on content at the moment lol.