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Titanfall’s CTF and Pilot Hunter modes pulled from PC playlists

Saturday, 17th May 2014 14:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter playlists have been removed from the PC version of Titanfall.

Respawn said the two modes can still be played via Private Matches and Variety.

The playlist culling was due to “overlong wait times” which caused a “poor experience” for players.

“We have an amazing and large PC audience with the vast majority of users predominantly playing Attrition and Hardpoints game modes,” said Respawn in an update on its blog. “CTF and Pilot Hunter have not been widely used modes on the PC version, so players trying to access these modes had overlong wait times to find other users and it was making for a poor experience.

“We want to make sure that not only is there compelling content in the playlists we offer, but that the experience of joining a match works well. We’re tracking what playlists players are choosing, and we’re going to continue to look at unpopular playlists and add new ones on both platforms.”

Respawn said it is currently working on new modes and updates and play to continue rotating Pilot Hunter and CTF in for future playlists.

New riffs on game types will be added and are currently being worked on.

“Our goal is to have a wide variety of playlists that are popular and changing,” the studio continued. “That said, we will not remove modes from Private Matches, so there will always be the option to select them for competitive and personal play.”

The latest content release for Titanfall occurred this week with the Expedition update. The content will arrive on Xbox 360 next month.

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8 Comments

  1. Panthro

    So instead of fixing the issue they flat out remove the game modes altogether?

    What shitty fucking developers.

    I don’t have Titanfall but I bet there is a crowd of people out there that liked those game modes.

    #1 2 months ago
  2. JAMBO4170

    But there aren’t that many modes, so not even enough players to fill those and they just pull them? Pay full retail price for mp only and having modes pulled is not cool

    #2 2 months ago
  3. Revelate

    @Panthro
    You didn’t play Titanfall, so you do not see the whole situation.

    CTF – is very uncomfortable mode for this game and for these maps that we have in the game. It is or way too big or way too small for this – that ruined the whole fun and dynamic. Maps too unbalanced for this mode. That’s why this mode was not very popular since the game released

    Pilot Hunter – just another Attrition(TMD in Titanfall), but bot kills do not count. That doesn’t make any sence, cuz instead of fighting with the whole pack of enemies, you have to search and run a lot just for find ANYONE, which is very big problem on the big maps, especially on Expedition DLC maps(which is veeeeery big).

    #3 2 months ago
  4. Revelate

    “but I bet there is a crowd of people out there that liked those game modes.”
    I assure you, very little PC gamers will crying about this modes, because most of them playing standart “Attrition” or “Capture a Point” modes.

    ….How long people will yelling about things they never tried -_____-

    “So instead of fixing the issue they flat out remove the game modes altogether?”
    You do not have the game to estimate what they fixed or what they didn’t -__-

    #4 2 months ago
  5. CPC_RedDawn

    @ Panthro

    How can they “fix” the game modes that NOBODY IS PLAYING!!??

    If no one plays the game modes then for the small number of people that do they have extremely long wait times to find a game and get matched with other players.

    This happens time and time again on BOTH PC and Consoles. Just look how many people play TDM on COD compared to S&D!

    There is NO fix for that, why offer something that only a very small percentage of your players want to play. Those small number of players can still access the game modes in a private match type so it is not completely gone.

    It is true that offering dedicated servers would probably help people find the game modes they want easier but it still want make more people play those game modes.

    I would rather them take the modes away and focus on making newer better ones or using those left over server power to increase performance server side for the modes people actually play. Leading to an even better experience for the majority of players.

    #5 2 months ago
  6. silkvg247

    When will they fucking do dedicated servers??

    #6 2 months ago
  7. kkaiaa7

    v

    #7 2 months ago
  8. foofly

    I actually enjoyed CTF in Titanfall. So now we have what three game modes and a less than half a dozen levels for full price. I paid £20 for Titanfall PC and I even think that was too much. EA want me to pay out for more? Not a chance.

    #8 2 months ago

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