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The latest from the Frontier News Network is in and Titanfall 2 owners can look forward to another round of free DLC, appropriately named Colony Reborn. The update is coming on March 30th and will include a new map, weapon, and pilot execution for all players, as well as new purchasable cosmetic items and Prime Titans. You can check out the DLC announcement trailer below,

 

The new map is a revamped version of Colony, continuing the trend of re-imagining fan-favorite maps from the original Titanfall in its successor. This part-urban map comprises a center of dense buildings and narrow streets perfect for some pilot-on-pilot violence, ringed by wide open lanes on the outer extremities to allow for some good old fashioned Titan fightin’. The new weapon is dubbed the R-101 and appears to be of the assault rifle variety, complete with an ACOG scope. Perhaps most pleasing for veteran players is the brutal new pilot execution, Curb Check, perfect for letting the other team know just how you feel about them,

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In addition to the free content, there are also new cosmetic options coming with Colony Reborn which will be purchasable in-game. Two new Prime Titan options are being added for Northstar and Legion, as well as five new nose art designs and one Warpaint per Titan, twenty new camos, and a new callsign pack featuring twenty new banners and the same number of patches.

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If you haven’t yet tried Titanfall 2, the update is timed to coincide with another free trial period for the game, running from the 30th of March to the 3rd of April. Free trial players will be able to access the Training Gauntlet and Beacon maps from the single player campaign as well as all of the game’s multiplayer content this time around. The announcement also promises that these single player maps will remain free to play after the trial period has ended.

Players already invested in the game’s multiplayer will get a dedicated playlist ‘Colony 24/7′ for the weekend, allowing them to experience the new map in a variety of modes. Double XP will also be awarded to all players for the duration of the free weekend. As usual, the update will also include a patch with bug fixes and balance tweaks. The full patch notes are to be released closer to the update. Finally, if you’re wondering what a fan-made version of the ‘Mozambique’ pistol might look like then check out the rundown of the developers favorite fan creations in the original Frontier News Network post.

Are you one of those still playing Titanfall 2? Will the new map be enough to tempt you back if you’re a lapsed pilot? Does the prospect of a free weekend make you more likely to give Titanfall 2 a try? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

 

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I'm a dyed in the wool gamer of the now irrelevant (I'm told) generation-X. If I'm not gaming, you'll find me writing about games, writing my wonderful fiction (opinions may differ), playing guitar, or eating... sleep is a distant memory.


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