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Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech test to launch this weekend

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Respawn Entertainment has announced the launch dates for the Titanfall 2 multiplayer tech tests.

Xbox One and PS4 gamers will be able to join in the fun for the next two weekends, starting on August 19-21 and continuing on August 26-28. As reported earlier today, the tech test isn't coming to PC.

There'll be two maps and modes available during that first weekend, while the second will add another of each.

Related: Titanfall 2: Hands-on preview

Here's what Respawn is letting on:

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 Eminent 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.

On the second weekend the following content will be added:

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.

In post on the PlayStation Blog, Respawn said it couldn't wait any longer to let gamers in on the sequel.

Titanfall 2 launches worldwide on October 28.

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