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'Titanfall: Expedition' DLC gets new screens, details on 'Runoff' map

Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment, used with permission

Respawn Entertainment dropped a new set of screenshots for the “Titanfall: Expedition” DLC on Monday. While there’s still no release date, fans of the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC shooter get a good look at the three new maps in action with special attention paid to “Runoff”.

Titanfall” designer Geoff Smith talked his philosophy with creating “Runoff” in a blog post on the game’s official website. He originally sketched the map up about a year ago but it did not make it into the final cut. Respawn decided to revisit it when it came time to make additional maps.

“Runoff” is a small map with concrete canals and multiple levels centered on a water treatment facility. There’s a large building gin the center of the map with two inlet tubes with smaller building with sky bridges and running billboards on either side. Trenches snake their way around their maps and your Titan will be stuck there unless you find you way around to one of two ramps on either ends of the map.

“The core concept of the level is multiple layers of paths: concrete canals filled with water and trash below, and upper levels that are cleaner and more industrial,” Smith wrote. “I thought the canals would be cool for Titans to fight in, with Pilots able to jump across them. I also set out to make more choke points in the level, something that is pretty hard to do in our game, at least for Pilots with their enhanced mobility.”

The other two maps that make up the “Titanfall: Expedition” DLC are “Swampland” and “War Games”. The latter was revealed last week while the former is still waiting for the same reveal treatment from Respawn Entertainment.

“Titanfall: Expedition” will be released this May to all platforms for $9.99 or as part of the Season Pass which is sold for $24.99. Free new game modes like Wingman LTS are planned as well as a new set of Burn Cards. An exact release date for the DLC or the accompanying patch has not been announced yet.

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