Titanfall, the multiplayer game that’s coming exclusively to the Xbox One and Microsoft’s other gaming platforms, could be the biggest game launch to hit all year. For sure, gamers will still get excited for this year’s edition of Call of Duty. They’ll still foam at the mouth for details about the setting of this year’s Assassin’s Creed game too. The difference is that, Titanfall is something new, it’s something different and more importantly it’s something that hasn’t yet been gamed or tamed.
When you pick up Titanfall at midnight tonight, you’re going to want to jump into the game and start dropping Titans as soon as possible. Here are 3 tips for Xbox One Titanfall players based on my experiences with the game’s beta earlier this year.
A lot of the talk surrounding Titanfall has been about the Titans themselves. Once a player has stayed in the game long enough, they’ll be able to summon a pre-picked giant robot that they can control remotely or climb in to pilot. It’s a really cool concept that makes the game play interesting and a bit unpredictable. There hasn’t been much talk about the jump packs and upward mobility of the game’s human players compared to the robots themselves. That’s where the game really shines though.
Each player can use their default equipped jetpack to climb walls and buildings and almost anything else they can find. Other games like Halo 4 and Halo Reach have included similar things, however they’re more limited and balanced than what is available to Titanfall players. Players need to be careful to look around them and up at all times. It’s also a good idea to look around and see how climbing walls and coming at other players from different directions might give them an edge.
If You Can’t Aim the Smart Pistol is Your Friend
The biggest advantage Titanfall seems to have over contemporary multiplayer shooters is how approachable it is. Part of that advantage is due to a weapon called the Smart Pistol. Essentially the gun allows users to get off a few auto-aimed shots in rapid succession without having to line up for kills which does take novice users some time to master. The Smart Pistol allows new users to earn kills easily, provided that they’re firing on in-game characters and not other human players which take more than just two shots to die.
Try to Escape
Finally, in some game modes users have the option to stop battling and simply try to escape for some extra experience points in the game. Players should take that opportunity. Every little bit of in-game points help as you level up your character event if they come from trying to escape.
Titanfall launches tonight on the Xbox One and the PC for $60. Users buying through the Xbox Game Store may have to wait until early tomorrow morning to download the game. Meanwhile users buying a physical copy can pick up the game at midnight from places like GameStop with a pre-order. Titanfall for Xbox 360 launches on March 25th.