Titanfall 2 won’t ever have a season pass for new multiplayer maps and modes, according to the game’s creators.
In a blog post, Titanfall 2 dev confirmed that any additional multiplayer DLC will be free of charge going forward, meaning you’ll never have to pay more than the price you purchased the game for. It’s a tactic that hasn’t been widely adopted across the industry, with many game makers still charging for DLC and expansion packs, even on launch day.
But Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, the creators of Titanfall 2, say your wallet is safe (for now, anyway):
“This means no splitting up the community and it all starts with the legendary Angel City map, remastered from the original Titanfall. This means once you’ve purchased Titanfall 2, your investment includes a full single player campaign, the full multiplayer maps and modes, and long-term support with no hidden costs."
The post continued: “You can pre-order the game to play 3 days early, but it will never cost you extra.”
Titanfall 2 is a new first-person shooter game that follows the original TItanfall (2014). It’s available for Microsoft Windows, PS4, and Xbox One, and goes on sale today, October 28. The story follows Jack Cooper, a solider who wants to pilot a Titan, the large warrior mechs that debuted in the previous game.
In our review, Titanfall 2 scored 4.5/5 stars, and was praised for its impressive and inventive solo campaign, superb combat and movement mechanics, and excellent multiplayer that improves on the original. Here’s our verdict:
“Titanfall 2’s campaign is one of the best surprises of the autumn 2016 season; smart, superbly-paced and packed with action, it tramples over the likes of Halo 5 and Killzone: Shadow Fall, making this the new sci-fi shooter for CoD: Infinite Warfare to beat. And while it’s the speed and action that sucks you in, you’ll remember it for its invention and unexpected heart. Put that together with the multiplayer, which refines what was already great in Titanfall, and you have an essential, all-action FPS which proves Respawn’s greatest work might not be in the past."
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