Xbox One’s Titanfall 2 video game getting a big free update today

Brad Stephenson

Titanfall 2 on Xbox One

Titanfall 2’s latest update begins rolling out today on Xbox One and it brings a significant amount of fresh content for players and requires no additional purchase whatsoever.

The main new addition to the game with this update is the new Live Fire mode which is described as “a lightning fast 6v6 Pilot only mode that brings competitive, close quarter combat to the forefront. A round-based best of 5 mode with no respawns, you will have one minute to eliminate the opposing team in order to win the round. You can also win the round if your team is holding the neutral flag when the round timer ends.  It’s fast, frantic, and sure to help hone those teamwork and mobility skills.”

This update also brings a variety of balance patches, Featured Playlists, a new execution, an additional Coliseum map, and mixtape-style matchmaking. The new mixtape approach to matchmaking was created in response to feedback from players according to a post last month on the official Titanfall 2 blog. “We agree with much of the feedback that having game modes split between two screens is not an ideal user experience,” the post read. “The team has been working to introduce a brand new interface for the next content drop on consoles and possibly a bit earlier on PC so we can test it out.”

To encourage Titanfall 2 players to play the Live Fire mode, a “double XP weekend” is being held from today to February 27th. This event will basically reward all players with double XP when playing Live Fire. No extra XP will be given for playing other modes.

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