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First Titanfall 2 open multiplayer Technical Test to be held this weekend

The Titanfall 2 technical test for PS4 and Xbox One will be held across two weekends, starting August 19.

We expected the news on the tester to be announced during the multiplayer livestream at gamescom 2016 today, but early news is always nice.

Two Titanfall 2 multiplayer modes will be available across two maps this coming weekend.

Here's word straight from EA's mouth:


  • 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.


  • 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.


The second weekend of the Titanfall 2 open multiplayer technical test kicks off the following weekend on August 26 and will contain content from the previous weekend along with a new mode and map.


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.


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.

Those participating will have access to Titans Ion and Scorch, various Pilot tactical abilities including Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade.

Weapons include the "deadly horizontal spread" shotgun known as the Masttiff and the Alternator which is a dual-barrel SMG.

Finally, players can try out Networks, which is new to the series. It makes finding and playing with friends "fast and easy," according to the press release.

Titanfall 2 will release globally on October 28 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Gamescom 2016 run this week, August 17-21. Day one is for trade and press, and opens to the general public on August 18.

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