Looks like Studio Co-Founder Vince Zampella was bang on the money. Soon after asking shooter fans to clear their schedules for the next two weekends, Respawn Entertainment has now revealed that the Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta will go live for those on PS4 and Xbox One on Friday, August 19.
From there, it’ll run through the weekend until August 21, before hosting a second and final open test from August 26 to August 28.
Citing technical concerns, Respawn won’t be bringing the upcoming beta to PC, after Zampella himself revealed that the studio is “still making a lot of tweaks and changes to the renderer, the game, and effects so we haven’t run the game through the hardware compatibility lab yet to detect and handle a large variety of hardware–video cards, CPUs, etc.. Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better.”
It’s disappointing, of course, but if it safeguards the Titanfall 2 single-player campaign from data mining, it’s probably for the greater good. As for the content of Respawn’s beta, players can expect two multiplayer modes and a pair of maps to boot.
Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.
Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.
Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.
Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.
Titanfall 2 deploys for battle on October 28 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.