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Respawn reveals PC specs and “Pilots” trailer for Titanfall 2

While most fans flocked to the original Titanfall for the giant mech fights, Respawn wants to remind everyone that Pilots will also play a huge role in Titanfall 2. The brand new “Pilots” trailer shows the heavily-augmented soldiers dashing around the screens, delivering a lightning fast attack, and flying away with the help of a grapple gun. Even a Titan seems to be no match for a well-trained Pilot.

In addition to a brand new trailer, Respawn has unveiled the system requirements for Titanfall 2 on the PC. The Titanfall 2 Blog has an overview of what kind of PC you’ll need to play the game on “Minimum,” “Recommended,” and “Ultra 4K60” settings:

Minimum

  • OS: Win 7/8/8.1/10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3600t or Equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD Free Space: 45GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet Connection: 512Kbps or Faster

Recommended

  • OS: Win 7/8/8.1/10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 or Equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD Free Space: 45GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet Connection: 512Kbps or Faster

Ultra 4K60

  • OS: Win 7/8/8.1/10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k or Equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD Free Space: 45GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet Connection: 512Kbps or Faster

Titanfall 2 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 28.

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Titanfall 2 Technical Test Impressions: A Heart-Pounding, Pilot-Crushing Good Time

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I didn’t play much Titanfall when it came out, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. I bought it on sale for PC and played it a little, but not as much as I would have liked to, as I’m just not really a PC gamer. But when I heard Titanfall 2 was coming to the PlayStation 4, I was thrilled. And I was even more excited to hear the developer was hosting an “Open Technical Test” this weekend. I logged in this weekend and I have to admit – Titanfall 2 was way more fun than I thought it would be. I’d say I’m hooked, but it’s more than the grappling hook – it’s the whole package. (more…)

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Titanfall 2 “Open Multiplayer Technical Test” kicks off this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One

Electronic Arts and Respawn have announced that Titanfall 2‘s Open Beta (which they’re calling an “Open Multiplayer Technical Test”) will be available to download on the PS4 and Xbox One beginning Friday, August 19. Players will be able to battle it out in a pair of modes all weekend long:

Modes

  • Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.
  • Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.

Maps

  • Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.
  • Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.

Players will be able to take part in Titanfall 2’s “Open Multiplayer Technical Test” for a second weekend beginning on Friday, August 26. In addition to the modes and maps from the first weekend, Respawn will add another mode and map for players to try out:

Mode

  • Amped Hardpoint (6v6): A new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score. Team work is the key to securing victory.

Map

  • Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.

Respawn plans to use Titanfall 2’s “Open Multiplayer Technical Test” to showcase some of the game’s new features including two brand new Titans (Ion and Scorch), as well as a few tactical abilities for Pilots including the Grapple GVun, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade. And for players who want to go in guns blazing, Respawn will include a variety of weapons including the Masttiff (“a deadly horizontal spread shotgun”) and the Alternator (“a dual-barrel SMG”).

Finally, if you’re interested in a look at the first live multiplayer stream for Titanfall 2, check out a replay of today’s pre-Gamescom livestream at Twitch.

Titanfall 2 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 28.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild named E3 2016’s “Best of Show” by Game Critics Awards

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The Game Critics Awards has handed out their annual “Best of E3” honors for this year’s show, and unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Show.” The massive open-air game also took home awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”

Even though Battlefield 1 secured the most nominations, only one other game was able to collect more than a single award, and that was Civilization VI, which was named “Best PC Game” and “Best Strategy Game.” This year’s “Special Commendation for Graphics” went to Sony’s God of War reboot.

All told, 13 games (and the PlayStation VR headset, which won for “Best Hardware”) were honored this year by the Game Critics Awards. The full list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)

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Battlefield 1 blows away the competition with five nominations from Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2016

e3expologoThe Game Critics Awards has announced their annual Best of E3 nominations, and DICE’s Battlefield 1 has asserted its greatness with five nominations, including one for “Best of Show.” Battlefield 1’s other nominations include “Best Console Game,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” and “Best Online Multiplayer.”

Five other games will compete with the historical shooter for top honors including Dishonored 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea of Thieves, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Titanfall 2. With four nominations apiece, Dishonored 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn will surely provide some stiff competition for Battlefield 1.

The Game Critics Awards will announce the winners for Best of E3 2016 next Tuesday, July 5. A complete list of this year nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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Titanfall 2’s Collector’s Edition includes a life-size Vanguard Pilot Helmet

titanfall2-collectorseditionIf you’ve ever dreamed of being a pilot in the Titanfall universe, then the Titanfall 2 “Vanguard SRS” Collector’s Edition is for you.

Priced at $249.99, the Collector’s Edition will include a life-size Vanguard Pilot Helmet. That’s right… it’s 1:1 scale, so you can wear it. The helmet includes a light-up translucent faceplate, as well as a detachable targeting laser and tactical spotlight. If you want to do something completely crazy and put it on a shelf, the helmet also comes with a display stand.

In addition to the helmet, purchasers of the Titanfall 2 Collector’s Edition will receive a USB drive, a field journal, patches, and a scarf:

Titanfall 2 “Vanguard SRS” Collector’s Edition

  • Dog Tag Flash Drive: A Pilot’s secrets must be carefully guarded, and what better way to keep them close than to store them inside your dog tag. This 8GB USB custom flash drive cleverly retracts into the dog tag on an 18″ metallic ball chain.
  • Pilot SRS Field Journal: An essential accessory for every Pilot, the field journal is 3″ x 4.5″ and features an aluminum case, pen and Vanguard Squad logo.
  • Vanguard Pilot Helmet Replica: The iconic Titanfall Pilot helmet has been brought to life in this 1:1 full scale replica. Featuring mixed material elements, the helmet includes a battery operated blue light-up translucent faceplate, blue status/task light, functional tactical ARC rail system/an adjustable interior head strap and display stand.
  • Helmet Accessories: A tactical spotlight and targeting laser sight. These two battery operated helmet accessories are designed to be mounted on the ARC rail system of the helmet. Independently operated, the functional mounted spotlight will light up the night and the simulated laser sight features a super-bright non-projected red LED.
  • Squad Morale Patches: Proudly display your squad affiliation with two morale patches, Macallan’s Marauders and Ion, with male Velcro-style hook backing to secure onto loop patches of helmets, uniforms, tactical vests, and backpacks.
  • Vanguard Shemagh Scarf: The Vanguard Shemagh Scarf is designed to protect a Pilot’s head and neck from the sun and blowing sand of harsh alien environments. The Vanguard Scarf measures 42″ x 42″ and features an original custom designed Titanfall pattern, making it an essential multi-use travel tool for every Pilot in your squad.

The Collector’s Edition will also include the in-game Titan customization options included with the Deluxe Edition, which is priced at a much more wallet-friendly $79.99 on its own. Titanfall 2 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 28.

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Titanfall 2’s multiplayer trailer packs a punch; Open Technical Test to be held prior to launch

After unveiling the game’s single-player campaign this morning, EA and Respawn blew the lid off Titanfall 2‘s multiplayer during their E3 Pres Conference with a brand new trailer. In addition to six new Titans, Respawn is adding a grapple gun to the game for faster movement and to pull enemies in for an up-close-and-personal attack:

In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their best-in-class gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans.

Everyone will get a chance to test out Titanfall 2’s multiplayer during an “Open Technical Test” that’ll be held sometime before the game’s launch. Respawn is encouraging fans to sign up for the Titanfall Newsletter at the game’s official website to learn more about the “Open Technical Test” in a future update.

Titanfall 2 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 28. A Deluxe Edition, which includes instant access to exclusive Warpaints and Nose Arts, two camouflages, and more, will also be available.

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New Titanfall 2 trailer confirms October 28 release date and single-player campaign

EA has uploaded the first trailer for Titanfall 2 just hours before the start of their E3 Press Conference. The two-minute video confirms that Titanfall 2 will indeed include a dedicated single-player campaign, which will focus on the “unique bond between man and machine”:

Pilot and Titan unite as never before in Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated Titanfall 2. Featuring a crafted single player campaign that explores the unique bond between man and machine, players will step on to The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming a Pilot. Stranded behind IMC enemy lines, and against overwhelming odds, you must team up with a veteran Vanguard-class Titan and uphold a mission you were never meant to carry out.

Titanfall 2 will launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 28, and we’ll get a second look at it this afternoon when developer Respawn Entertainment turns the focus towards the game’s multiplayer modes during EA’s E3 Press Conference, which begins at 4:00 PM (Eastern Time).

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