In the combat of #Titanfall2 and especially in the multiplayer, there is nothing worse than finally getting your Titan mech, climbing into the cockpit and then getting blasted to smithereens by enemy Titans or Pilots before you even get a chance to fight back. It has happened to me several times, which prompted me to think about how to make the best of each and every Titanfall.
1. Drop Your Titan In A Safe Zone
This may seem a little obvious, but as you get caught up in the combat, it can be easy to lose track of strategy, what with your desire to jump into your heavily armed mech and start crushing your foes. As you climb into your Titan, if you find yourself surrounded by a few of your opponents, it can take a little while to get your bearings. As you are acquiring them, hostiles have begun to fire at you, rapidly whittling away your health, destroying you before you have a chance to fight back. This is why dropping your Titan into a safe zone or one that is free from danger at that time is sometimes the best policy. It gives you a chance to analyze the battlefield and determine the best course of action.
2. Be Aware
Once again, it's an obvious one, but can be tricky when put into practice. Unless you are able to phase into your #Titan, it takes a few seconds to fully mount up into your mech. Those seconds, as well as the precious time it takes to run to your Titan's location, should be spent scanning the battlefield. Constantly check hostile Titan locations and your radar so that when you do get into your mech, you can either block, dash away or jump straight into the fight without hesitation. This goes somewhat against the above tip, but you have a greater chance of survival if you are aware of your surroundings. Do not get caught by surprise because you may not like that feeling it as much you would a surprise birthday party.
3. Block Well And Block Often
I know how you feel, you just want to jump into the action and fire your assorted cannons, lasers and rockets without a care in the world. Well, listen up because what I'm about to say may save your life: block. Every Titan has some form of block or shield and you should use it. Use it while advancing onto the open battlefield, use it while retreating, use it while fighting opposing forces.
Your block may not stop all the bullets or last forever, but it will prevent a notable amount of damage from striking your Titan’s metallic body, and that could mean all the difference in the world. A difference that could leave the enemy blowing up in a nuclear explosion instead of you.
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4. Do Not Overreach
I will say it again because it is important. Even though combat in Titanfall 2 is addictive and it is difficult to hold yourself back sometimes, you would be better off not overreaching your capability in open combat. There is no shame in retreating or slowing down to line up or charge up a shot. But use your abilities and weaponry wisely. It is sometimes more strategic and beneficial to retreat in order to reload than it is to stand there pummeling the the hostile Titan in the hope that you destroy them.
I will be honest, it works some of the time and you get some cool executions out of it, but it is better to pick your moment and strike hard and true, as opposed to leaving it all up to chance and going absolutely haywire.
Have you got any extra tips for success in Titanfall 2?