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Titanfall picks up massive patch, introduces private matches and more

Titanfall

Have an Xbox One? Then you probably should be playing Titanfall, especially if you’re a fan of first-person shooters. There’s a patch to Titanfall rolling out today that will make gameplay even more fun. Let’s check out what’s new in Titanfall.

Fire up Titanfall and you’ll be asked to download an update. That’s if the system doesn’t already automatically update the game in the background when you’re away from the console. Here’s what you can look forward to for Titanfall on Xbox One:

New features

  • Private matches: private matches can now have between 2 to 12 players with 1 to 6 players on each team. There is no XP gain, challenge progress or achievement unlocking while in a private match. All private matches played via the Xbox Live Cloud Compute.
  • Party colors: green is in, while blue is out, for seeing party members and titans on the mini-map. UI on the HUD and other places is also now green for friendlies vs. blue.
  • Auto-Titan color in obituary: your auto-Titan now shows up in the obituary with the gold color that your name does.
  • Menu changes: Multiplayer is now the default option and located at the top on the main menu.
  • Party app shortcut in menus: All menus now have a shortcut to open the Xbox One’s party app.

Game balance changes

  • Gooser challenge: Gen 5’s nearly impossible “Gooser” challenge has been reduced to killing 5 ejecting pilots from the 50 it was at previously.
  • 40mm magazine capacity and Extended Mag: Default magazine in the 40mm was too powerful and has been reduced to 12 rounds per magazine from the 20 it was at previously. Extended mag has been dropped from 25 to 16.
  • Titan Quad Rocket mag size change: default magazine has been increased to 5 from 4, while the extended has gone to 6 from 5.
  • Titan Quad Rocket damage vs Titan shields: Now only takes 4 shots with the quad rocket to take down a Titan’s shields. Previously required 5 shots.
  • Titan Quad Rocket ‘Rapid Fire’ Mod’s mag size change: Increase the Rapid Fire Mod’s magazine to 18 from 16.
  • Amped Kraber Titan damage change: This burn card now does a lot more damage against Titans. It’s now a “small arms” weapon against Titans. Does 800 damage vs. 100. Insane. Can’t wait to use it.  
  • Hardpoint Domination and CTF scoring changes: Numerous changes to how scoring works on both Capture the Flag and Hardpoint Domination. Way too many to detail, you’re going to need to hit the source to read all the changes to these game types.

Bug fixes

  • Titan shields now protect friendly rodeo players from explosion damage.
  • Archer now locks onto top of a heavy turret rather than the base.
  • Grunts now show up on mini-map when they shoot.
  • Many, many more bug fixes. Check source below for full list.

Future update

  • More custom loadout slots
  • Ability to rename custom loudout slots
  • Last game summary to show scoreboard from previous match
  • And much more!

We’re digging the changes that Respawn Entertainment has made to Titanfall. We can’t wait to get home and play the game. Let us know if you’re already rocking the patch (on either Xbox or PC) and what you think of all the changes.

Source: Titanfall

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Titanfall picks up massive patch, introduces private matches and more

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Not really. A lot of first-person shooters get tweaks like this after being launched. Games like Halo, COD, Battlefield, etc need balancing tweaks once the community starts playing.

Gears of War has always been a prime example. You really don't know how things are going to work until they're out in the wild. Then you can adjust.

You arent wrong. The matchmaking (even the "fixed" version) is broken. I put well over 2 days of game time in Titanfall and with the bad matchmaking, disconnects, weapon balance issues i finally traded it in. I will get it again someday when more things are fixed. (seriously, shotgun to the face vs. Getting kicked in the face, who should win that battle?)

I've just started playing, it's fun but there's really nothing groundbreaking, it's not the second coming of Jesus Christ like someone on wpcentral made it out to be, and the game itself is just... Eh. Most of this has been done before, and done better.

My favorite "mechanic" is how I can snipe people across the map with the assault rifle when aiming down the sights, but when not aiming down the sights... Just don't even bother. The programming logic behind that gun is a joke.

I have no problem with most of what you're saying but....

Have you ever used an assault rifle? More specifically, have you ever tried aiming down the barrel, and then tried firing from the hip?

There's a reason why real soldiers use sights haha

A) My point was from both ends- it's impossibly accurate down the scope, as well as impossibly inaccurate in normal firing position. I can't imagine that the bullets spray at 90+ degrees away from the barrel in real life. Also, recoil in a modern rifle is almost negligible with shock absorbers and such in the butt of the rifle- Titanfall is supposed to be far in the future. Recoil, to that extent, would not be a factor.

B) If you insist that this ridiculous recoil is realistic, well what fucking good is that? If you want games to be "realistic", then all players must also fall over and die in one or two hits.

C) The argument "it's like that because it's realistic".... Titanfall gave up its claim to realism when it adopted this joke of a mechanic: you regenerate health by hiding behind cover, where presumably all your body parts grow back... Nevermind the giant robots everywhere. imo games are always worse off for the incredibly selective "realistic" elements.

40mm cannons will probably always have alot of recoil. They have dampeners and shock absorbers all behind the barrel some ship even have hydraulic shock absorbers ontop of all the other shit to limit recoil and they still shake the ship when they fire. The Titan 40mm doesn't look to have the room for all that added equipment so recoil would be ridiculous. Just my 2cents as CF Soldier.

There's a Titan carbine!?! Or you mean the chain gun? Or am I totally on another planet and talking out my ass...which is entirely possible. Lol

There are always room for changes. One because they can. Two, because it makes the game better. three, a game is usually complete but changes may accord. Four, is this comment a half full or half empty comment.

kinda yeah. this game was released and works great. these are just balance tweaks and minor bug fixes for a pretty much flawless game.
now BATTLEFIELD 4 ON THE OTHER HAND... im still waiting for the freaking beta to end 6 months in!

Ya, I'm kind of bummed about that. Really liked it, but 12 standard rounds now? Maybe 20 down to 16, but 8 less rounds is a lot less.

I think that was all EA servers. I couldn't play. Titanfall or BF4 on Xbox one and I couldn't play BF3 on 360.. Both Titanfall and BF4 are back up now

Not being funny, but why does it matter. Surely where the is green, you see red. But where there is red there is green. And what you think is red is actually green?

As long as they are differing in hue, why does it matter what the "acutal" colour is, and not your perception?

(Not being funny, I just don't get why its a problem. If I saw blue as green, and green as blue, I would just always presume the sky is green, and grass is blue, but they would "look" different)

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It's not a different color, it's an absence of color differentiation. When thin lines of green/red are surrounded by other colors, they become harder for colorblind people to see. They don't change colors; they are literary missing.

Zoz is correct, but I thought I'd elaborate a bit with some personal experience. My father is colourblind. Where we see green, he sees brown. Where we see brown, he sees brown. Where we see dark red, he sees brown. All shades of blue and purple are indistinguishable from each other. Orange, yellow, and bright red look indistinguishable from each other. Playing "I Spy" with him has been some of the most frustrating experiences in my life.

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NOOOOOOOOOO not GREEEENNNNNN!!!!!!! Color blind people love blue! (including me) :(  Now I will be shooting everyone

Had an update bug on beta dashboard. Went to update said it was done. Closed screen. Click on titan fall wouldn't open. Digital copy. Fix- went to power settings changed to energy savings mode. Turn off and then on. Update started correctly when I clicked on the game.

I'd like to see a full on death match mode. No teams just everyone against everyone. I'm not much of a team player. I'm all about me.

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Why don't they allow for more avatar and game customization? That is really a simple thing--different faces, colors, etc. And for the colorblind players, make the whole map color-customizable! Pick your own favorite colors for friendly vs foe. Or change the color of the reticle, etc.

I'm so glad they buffed my Quad rocket. My "charge in, shoot, and titan punch" play style really benefits from the Quad rockets explosive damage up close, especially in the Hardpoint matches. Now with that extra round I can be a bit more reckless lol. I'm also glad that they dropped the Gen 5 regen requirement challenge "Gooser" down to 5 from 50. I started my Gen 5 journey yesterday and went from level 1-25 without killing ANY ejecting pilots. What must I do?! lol.

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