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Titanfall update fixes bugs, but causes controversy

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Jonathan Lester
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FPS, PC games, Respawn Entetainment, Xbox One Games

Titanfall update fixes bugs, but causes controversy

Titanfall's latest patch has squished several lingering bugs, which is always good to know, but some major rebalancing tweaks caused a bit of a stir over the weekend. Crucially, XP for defending capture points and flags has been massively reduced, meaning that there's now much less incentive to support your team by keeping your bases secure. Titanfall's generous rewards for playing the objective deserved special mention in our review, so we're actually rather disappointed by this new change of pace.

Otherwise, the smart pistol is now slightly less viable in ADS, while Dead Man's Trigger comes with a few caveats. You can read up on the full patch notes after the break, and be sure to tell us what you make of Respawn's changes.

No sign of custom matches. Though we absolutely love Titanfall, it's annoying that Respawn have had time to slightly worsen their XP system, but not address this oversight yet. Thoughts?

Balancing adjustments and general changes

  • The damage indicator from Electric Smoke is now much more noticeable
  • Search Drones will now show up in Classic Modes of Angel City
  • Arc grenade/mine effects no longer draw on friendly Pilots and Titans
  • Lowered the point value of defensive actions in Hardpoint mode and CTF.
  • Increased the score limit in Attrition
  • Flag Return points reduced
  • Flag Carrier killed points reduced
  • Explosives detonated by Dead Man’s Trigger are now slightly delayed
  • Explosives detonated by Dead Man’s Trigger now play a warning sound before exploding
  • Slightly decreased the damage of the Smart Pistol when not locked onto a Pilot
  • Slightly decreased the hip-fire accuracy of the Smart Pistol
  • Certain Burn Cards could be exploited to give multiple uses
  • Evac Dropships are now more responsive to Pilots entering them
  • Hacking a Mega Turret will now restore it’s health to full
  • Cluster Missiles damage reduced against Evac Dropships

Bug Fixes

  • Titan could become stuck in the position he lands in
  • Auto-Titan wouldn’t stand up until you embarked into it
  • Several rare server issues restarting the game in to the lobby
  • Pilot could end up out of bounds while rodeoing a Titan as it is destroyed
  • Pilot could warp through certain locations when jumping off a Titan
  • Rodeoing a Titan that has been doomed by your SMR could kill you
  • Players being able to enter some geometry in Smuggler’s Cove
  • Titanfall will now give proper kill credit when it kills a Pilot embarking into their Titan
  • Minions in Attrition now continue to spawn until the Epilogue begins
  • Player couldn’t hack a Mega Turret console
  • Server would sometimes error when leeching a Spectre
  • Hardpoints sometimes awarded defense score to players not near the hardpoint
  • Rare issue when ejecting from a Titan
  • Server would sometimes error after a match while returning to the lobby
  • Double XP burn card sometimes not being applied properly
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SteQ  Mar. 24, 2014 at 11:36

Couldn't care less about gameplay tweaks, Id like to be able to play the game first.

But I guess me and everyone else who is having this problem are the minority because everyone is ignoring us.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Titanfall/March-20th-update-Connection-Issues-for-Xbox-One-and-PC/td-p/2484896/highlight/false/page/81

darthvader666uk  Mar. 24, 2014 at 17:17

Well, I have been on for a week and a bored.

Yep, bored :(

Its a fantastic game when you have a good bunch of people that you know and all chatting to each other. Problem is, it doesnt always happen and when I play by my self, its a hollow game. Everyone plays as an individual. To try and talk or spark a convo. Nothing!

Im used to Battlefield (Currently BF4) and the community is good. Lots of banter but most importantly, play as a team.

I wonder if this is because titan fall is 6 v 6 where it maybe better if it was double? Some of those maps are too big for the people playing.

Or Maybe I need some new friends :)

JoeDark64  Mar. 24, 2014 at 18:45

I have found the same thing Darth.

I'm not bad at the game but playing solo I invariably find myself getting matched up against people who are either much more organised or simply more experienced and I just run around as a solo dude getting shot in the face :(

What is your GT? Or feel free to add me: JoeDark64

darthvader666uk  Mar. 24, 2014 at 21:08

I have found the same thing Darth.

I'm not bad at the game but playing solo I invariably find myself getting matched up against people who are either much more organised or simply more experienced and I just run around as a solo dude getting shot in the face :(

What is your GT? Or feel free to add me: JoeDark64


Im glad Im not the only one. Its very frustrating isnt it. I assume the community hasnt grown as much yet but still.

Ah yeah fantastic. I shall add you :) mine is: darthvader666uk

Last edited by darthvader666uk, Mar. 24, 2014 at 21:09

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