Titanfall's "biggest update ever" adds new co-op mode tomorrow
Also adds ranking systems. Two more new modes due in November.
Titanfall is getting what its developer is calling its "biggest update ever" tomorrow with the addition of an all new co-op mode, Respawn has announced via Twitch.
Dubbed Frontier Defense, this new addition to the shooter allows four players to team up to defend a "vital objective" from impending waves of enemies. So it's basically Horde Mode.
Frontier Defense will feature all sorts of enemies - both old an new - including "Grunts and Spectres, stealthy Sniper Spectres and Cloak Drones, explosive Suicide Spectres and Nuclear Titans, ranged Mortar Titans, and even melee-resistant Arc Titans," according to the Titanfall blog
To counter these varied threats, you'll have new Loadout Crates near your objective, so you can customise your gear mid-game. Furthermore, downed players will respawn by flying in on a dropship and they can even shoot out the ship's doorway upon entering the fray.
Another neat addition to Titanfall's impending eight update is Ranked Play. This isn't a separate mode, but rather a set of challenge tiers available across all standard competitive matches.
Ranked Play will launch in beta form, which will last through October. After the beta, it will be available to all players level 32 or higher, and it will operate on a "season" model with each season beginning on the first of each month.
Separate from Ranked Play will be a new three-star ranking system, which will reward players for acquiring a certain score on each map in each game mode. This will extend to Frontier Defense as well.
You'll also be able to set Burn Card decks for everyone to start out with in Private matches. This should keep everything fair amongst your friends.
A couple of other new game modes are coming as well. On 5th November we'll see Deadly Ground, a mode in which the floor is covered in an electric fog. So it's basically "Hot Lava" in Community terms, and this option can be applied to such modes as Hardpoint, Capture the Flag and Marked For Death.
Marked for Death Pro is due on 26th November, which sees the fan-favourite mode take on an extra level of intensity as it becomes round-based with no respawns.
There's a bajillion other tweaks Respawn is making to its its shooter - including shorter load times - so for the full skinny head on over to the official Titanfall blog.