DLC map incoming! Titanfall is getting what appears to be a Tron-inspired map pack called War Games. It is designed to look like a virtual simulator, and we’ve got plenty of pretty pictures to show it off.
Using a lot of design choices from the training mission simulator, War Games was designed as a clean and abstract level. According to the official Titanfall site, the entire map is based on the concept of “parkour playground”. As you can see if you compare the heat signatures for wall running Wargames compared to Rise, it gives plenty of opportunities for wall running.
But pilots aren’t the only things in the game – it wouldn’t be called Titanfall if not for the Titans. So, how did they consider them in the map creation?
I wanted to use the clean simulator style to give Titans a more competitive field for Last Titan Standing. On the outskirts of the level, paintball style fields are designed clutter-free to make enemies easy to spot and paths easy to discern. Titan spawn points push players into these areas, while also allowing flanking Titans to travel through the center of the map.
It’s nice to see the added elements coming into the game. Will it be enough to keep the energy going for Titanfall? Are new maps what people are looking for, or will unique modes and stories keep the pew pew at high intensity? Has the hype completely died for Titanfall, or are you all still getting your primary shooting action from this behemoth?