Hallelujah, it's raining mechs. #Titanfall 2 just dropped for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and as we gear up towards a fall of fragging, there's good news about the future.
Titanfall 2 Multiplayer DLC Will Be Free To All Players
Respawn and EA have announced that all of Titanfall 2‘s post-launch multiplayer maps and modes will be free. Respawn Entertainment outlined their future plans for Titanfall 2 on their official blog, and were insistent that there would be no 'Season Pass' for special access.
No Season Pass required: all maps & modes will be free in Titanfall 2 Multiplayer. 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. You can pre-order the game to play 3 days early, but it will never cost you extra.
This is big news. The free multiplayer content will definitely earn Respawn and EA a ton of karma points among the multitude of gamers that are tired of opportunistic money-grubbing and arbitrary divisions.
The lack of a paywall for DLC also means that players will stick with the game in the long run, because they won't get burned out on microtransactions or feel hard done by compared to a privileged strata of users.
We'll Pass On That Pass
Respawn have insisted that there will be no additional cost to players after they purchase the game. Players who pre-ordered get early access to the multiplayer map ‘Angel City’ 3 days before it is released to everyone else, but that's it in terms of exclusive content.
This pledge of free content and long term support stands in stark contrast to rivals like Battlefield 1, which offers players a ‘Premium Pass’ that will unlock access to DLC as it releases over time. This pass costs a whopping $49.99. It's no surprise that many players are fed up with this kind of model. If Twitter is anything to go by, Respawn Entertainment have had it up to here with it, too:
Let's hope that publishers and developers are inspired by Respawn and EA's direction and take notes. Here's to the budding Titanfall 2 community, may you have a long future of enjoying new content together ahead of you.
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