Respawn Entertainment and finally announced the release date Tuesday for the “Titanfall: Expedition” DLC for the Xbox One and PC. The expansion with the three new maps is due out this week with the Xbox 360 getting it later.
“Titanfall: Expedition” will be released Thursday, May 15 for both the Xbox One and PC. The DLC costs $9.99 by itself but comes with the $24.99 Season Pass, which will include two future DLC packs.
The “Titanfall: Expedition” DLC includes the “Swampland,” “Runoff” and “Wargames” maps. As the names for each suggest, “Swampland” features trees that can be used for wall running and hopping, lots of water and zip vines. “Runoff” is set in a water treatment facility with three different levels of gameplay including canals. Meanwhile, “Wargames” is based on the training simulator that players run through as the tutorial for the game with a map that combine elements from the “Angel City”, “Rise” and “Airbase Sierra” maps.
Respawn Entertainment also confirmed that Game Update 3 will be released the same day as “Expedition” on the same two platforms. The update will allow players to name custom loadouts for both Pilots and Titans. Additionally, two dedicated custom loadouts are being added per game mode. Each will be unlocked after playing a game mode five and ten times respectively.
Custom private match settings are also being added for the first time to “Titanfall.” Players will be able to tweak settings like score limit, time limit, AI lethality, AI types, pilot health, pilot ammo, Titan first build time, Titan rebuild time and other settings. These can be used for private matches with friends to set up individual games and tournaments.
The PC will receive some new features such as support for refresh rates up to 114 frames per second. New Scoreboard Control binding were added as well so that players can mute others. The Xbox One merely added a new chat icon to show when a player is in a party chat.
For gameplay balance changes, you’ll no longer be able to drop a Titan on the losing team’s dropship while they are attempting to escape. “Dropping your Titan on the evacuation ship was not an intended behavior,” Respawn Entertainment says.
There are other balance changes as well including more damage from Nuclear Ejections and improvements to what the Titan’s dome shield will protect it from. Again though, no release date has been announced for Game Update 3. There were also no details on the free new game modes that were previously announced to be coming.