Respawn Entertainment has announced a free content update coming to Titanfall 2, adding the all-new Live Fire mode. Live Fire is a 6v6 Pilot-only combat match with no respawns and only a single minute of play. The team that holds the neutral flag when the time runs out wins.
"Live Fire was inspired by speedball matches in paintball. We wanted to capture the spirit of these lightning-fast competitive matches and give it a Titanfall twist. Live Fire, like speedball, is fundamentally about forward momentum. You have to advance against the enemy, attack aggressively without hesitation, and make split second decisions that can make or break your team's victory," said Live Fire designer Griffin Dean in the latest Frontier News Network.
Live Fire makes Titanfall 2 all about teamwork and mobility, working together in tight, enclosed maps to finish off the other team.
"Live Fire maps are designed around controlled sight-lines, choke points, and flank routes. The maps are designed to force confrontation and focus combat," said Dean. "These aren't reactionary encounters: it's best to have a game plan. You know where your enemy is coming from and you must utilize your abilities and mobility to outplay them. If you manage to flank your opponents, you can devastate their ranks."
The Live Fire update will be the first free content drop for Titanfall 2, coming sometime in February 2017.
The next content release after Live Fire will come in March including bug fixes, balance tweaks, new weapons, and the remix of a fan-favorite Titanfall map: Colony. No further details on the Colony map revamp were given. Respawn Entertainment did promise further updates to Titanfall 2 beyond the March launch of Colony.