Titanfall's next update coming soon; adds loadout, private match options

The next big patch for Titanfall will be released alongside its first DLC.

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Respawn has revealed the list of changes and improvements being implemented in Titanfall's third update, which will be out on the Xbox One and PC later this month alongside the Expedition DLC.

The full list of patch notes for Game Update Three was published on the official Titanfall website today. Many of its most noteworthy additions are things we've heard were coming previously, but are nonetheless much-appreciated. These include providing access to a scoreboard for the previous game in the post-match lobby, allowing loadout names to be changed, and providing two custom, mode-specific loadouts.

Each game mode's first custom loadout will be earned after playing that mode five times, and the second will be awarded after completing the tenth match in that mode. These loadouts should make it much easier for players to tailor weapons and abilities to the type of match at hand; in the past, matchmaking could pull players right into a match without providing time to customize loadouts for the match about to be played.

New settings for private matches, which were added in last month's patch, will be made available. These new options include score and time limits, minimap availability, respawn delays, and the ability to tweak AI difficulty.

Other changes include dealing with quitters (they'll now earn a loss even if they leave before a winner is named), increasing the damage done by Nuclear Ejections, and altering Dome Shields. A number of bugs are being stomped out by this patch, too, including improvements to matchmaking that should make it less likely that players end up in the same map or mode multiple times in a row.

A few system-specific updates are included in the update as well. The PC version will add support for refresh rates up to 144 frames per second and allow players to easily mute each other from the scoreboard. The infamously long audio installation has also been reduced. And on the Xbox One, a new icon is being introduced on the scoreboard and in the lobby to designate players that are in a party chat.

According to Respawn's Twitter account, this patch will be out on the same day as the Expedition DLC, which has yet to be given a specific release date. We know it's coming sometime this month for the Xbox One and PC, with an Xbox 360 release coming sometime afterward. The DLC consists of three maps--War Games, Swampland, and Runoff--and will be available for $10, or as one of three parts of the $25 season pass.

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Discussion

38 comments
StHapns247
StHapns247

This is some impressive post-launch support. Not only bug fixes, but a lot of additions and tweaks.

Now all they need to do is add in a map voting system and work on matchmaking (stacking a team with 4 gen 10s is a little ridiculous).

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

I know it affects the balance of the game (that is surprisingly good in TF) but i hope someday Respawn adds some more titans and weapons. Its the only aspect of competitive FPS that i think it's lacking in TF.

Divisionbell
Divisionbell

How about making private matches not require 6 people to play?

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

The main issue is high server pings and matchmaking stacking teams and not breaking them up

rasterror
rasterror

I wish I could have my pilot look like Eren while I running and jumping around the forest. Hell, I'll even take Armin. And if I could play as my girl Mikasa then I'd go crazy.

NTM23
NTM23

I enjoyed Titanfall for the very little I played. I say very little because I could only stand to play through both 'campaigns' and a few MP matches beyond it until I was done and felt I saw everything I needed to. That being said, how about an actual, good campaign that explores the characters and the setting that has been created? I hope to see a more fleshed out single player campaign, but I doubt we'll see one unfortunately; well, it's unfortunate to me anyways. Furthermore, it was a huge turn off and really lacked replay value due to no splitscreen, as well as the fact no one else I know has a One. It's kind of sad, because I was actually hoping for that next game everyone would be talking about for a long time, but to me, Titanfall is not it.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

I hope they finally fix the FPS drops on some maps and long loading times that were added in a recent patch.


Game ran better when it was in BETA.

DragonessAthena
DragonessAthena

Every day they announce something new, but refuse to give us a release date........

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Sounds good. Hopefully they fixed:

-over powered jump kick.

-match making (match similar lvl players)

-only allow defeated team to see where evacuation ship will be via marker.

And added:

-map voting

-objective based game mode(s)

-pilot only mode

-hardcore mode that has no killcam/mini map.(unless a but card is used)

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@DariusMKN I think I remember them either saying or me reading something that they will in fact have another titan class or two at some point.  I'd assume that would bring a few new weapons as well but I'm not 100% positive.  Hopefully they show something at E3.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

@NTM23  you barely played it then and wasted your money

maximo
maximo

@NTM23  Based on your comments it is obvious that you have not played Titanfall. What's more worrying is that you feel the need to me on here to spew bullshit. Pathetic.


Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I highly doubt you own a One or have played Titanfall. You see, the demographic that love these games on Xboxes don't care about a campaign and can play online shooters for hours on end for days, weeks, months, and years.

Why do you (allegedly) own a One? Everyone knew from the initial trailer what the game was going to be - except you, apparently.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

What system do you play it on? I've rarely seen slow downs on Xbox One.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@Gravity_Slave  Yeah that jump kick is a joke. And people with a high ping can jump kick you from a good amount of distance away. It's hilarious how that looks in the replay camera.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Lol just checked the site out. seems the only thing they bothered to address in the patch was the matchmaking. Not much of an improvement anyway. Although I like the private match options. Hopefully the DLC will beef up the game mode options.

DragonessAthena
DragonessAthena

@Gravity_Slave There is a Pilot Only mode in the Multiplayer section. And I would love no killcam/minimap.. That was the worst thing to happen in FPS.

NTM23
NTM23

@b74kd3th 


I didn't buy it, my brother did, and even if he didn't, I probably would have, because I know my brother loves MP. Don't reply to me like I'm talking negatively towards it as if I hated it, because I don't. As I can see, it seems there are more than one of you that misunderstood my comment, and that's unfortunate.

NTM23
NTM23

@maximo More like based off what you interpreted by my comment, which is incorrect.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Exactly. I don't think he played TF either. Who really buys an FPS just for a SP campaign?! Lol it's the MP that people play for months, long after the campaign (assuming there is one) has been completed.

NTM23
NTM23

@Sevenizz  


You'd be wrong than, in more ways than one. I have both a One and PS4, and I am not a huge fan of MP, but have found many great single player campaigns on the Xbox consoles, you sound ignorant to me. I knew what Titanfall was going to be since it was first shown, I never said I didn't, and I was hesitant from the get-go, I just wished for more.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Jump Kick is crazy fun. Especially when you're both in close quarters and you have to reload.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Um there is no pilot only mode in the MP. You know something we don't? Lol

NTM23
NTM23

@themc_7 


Oh, and there are more main multiplayer maps than the campaigns ones, though I couldn't get into all of them because it's selective, and you don't get to select the maps to play on, from what I remember. So, it is the same, and than some. 

NTM23
NTM23

@themc_7 


Yeah, I think they all took my comment as "Titanfall sucks, and Xbox sucks!" when in fact that is far from my attitude on it. As I said, they misunderstood. I think the worst thing though, is that they think I'm dishonest... Oh well.

themc_7
themc_7

@NTM23  wow you are receiving some excessive hate. I understand what you mean. I'm in the process of playing the campaigns. I've gone through the militia and I'm nearing the end of the IMC. Because the campaign is PvP I feel like I'm sort of missing the story and I don't care about the characters. Are the multiplayer maps the same as the campaign maps? 

NTM23
NTM23

@nickpeck36 


I can tell that you didn't even read my comments. If you did, you'd know I said I didn't buy it, my brother did... Wow. Furthermore, you're in the minority, at least when it comes to game sites. I think it's the other way around; how most people wouldn't fret if there's no MP, as long as there's a good single player campaign. Your whole comment was based on you believing I bought it, so you wasted time there.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@NTM23 If you are not a huge fan of MP games, when in the hell did you buy Titanfall?  You said you knew plenty about it yet you still bought it and are complaining about it being MP only and how you wished it had a campaign... Who sounds ignorant?


I have seen stats where 65%+ of CoD buyers haven't even touched (by trophy/achievement tracking) the single player mode at all, or only lasted to get the first level trophy/achievement before never touching it again.  People play games like that for the MP exclusively.  Some people play CoD/BF games for hundreds to thousands of hours because that's what they prefer.


Like Vince Z. said, why spend 2 more years and millions of dollars more on a SP campaign that people will finish in 5-6 hours to never touch it again when they can spend more time and money on making a solid MP game (which is what it was always intended to be)?  I get it, some people play the SP and that's totally fine, I do just to get the easy tropy/achevments, but I don't miss them if they aren't there.


Look at the new Wolfenstien game, it doesn't have MP, should I buy it and complain that I can't play MP even though I already know it doesn't have it?  Come on..

NTM23
NTM23

@Sevenizz  


I don't have live, my brother does, and it allows me to use the online stuff as well, and yes, I have Xbox, because you're wrong, it's not all about multiplayer, so I don't know why you keep going on with that, that's something Sony trolls say... 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You don't like multiplayer games, yet you own Xbox consoles and you have an Xbox Live account.

Something doesn't make sense here.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I think you just flat out missed.

themc_7
themc_7

@Sevenizz  when I attempt a jump kick I usually just jump, melee over my opponent's head and then they shoot me. What am I doing wrong?