Over the past few years, players of the game Titanfall 2 have faced numerous challenges. However, it appears that the situation is about to change. After a prolonged period of neglect and no new updates, the game is finally receiving some much-needed attention with the launch of a fresh game update. This major update, the first in a long time, has caught the attention of observant fans who sense that something significant is happening, especially after a Titanfall Easter egg was discovered in the Apex Legends patch notes released earlier this week.
The update itself includes improvements to matchmaking and server stability, making Titanfall 2 playable once again after years of being unplayable. Additionally, after eight years, Titanfall 2 private matches have been taken out of beta (which is not surprising, considering that Apex Legends players gained access to the private match feature earlier this year). New and old game modes have been added and are rotating since the update went live last week. The 1v1 Coliseum mode has also received an update, with the addition of new weapons and regular rotation of weapon loadouts. The update has also addressed issues with map geometry, fixed glitches, and resolved out-of-bounds exploits. One interesting addition to the maps is the appearance of small Nessie plushies (Apex’s mascot) holding hammers in areas that were recently fixed. This could be a reference to Respawn’s announcement that they had banned over 2,000 cheaters from Apex Legends. With the servers of Titanfall 2 finally functioning properly, it is possible that some players have also faced consequences for cheating.
Here comes the ban hammer 🔨
This morning, we banned 2000+ @PlayApex accounts that were using cheats. As a reminder, please report any suspicious player activity through our in-game tools.
— Respawn (@Respawn) September 13, 2023
Until the recent update, Titanfall 2 was essentially unplayable since 2021 due to relentless DDOS attacks by frustrated players of the original Titanfall game. Respawn failed to fully stabilize the game, and many fans were disappointed to learn that Respawn had assigned only “one or two” developers to oversee the game and maintain its playability, especially since the DDOS attacks on Apex Legends (which started at the same time as the attacks on Titanfall 2) were resolved within 24 hours.
Respawn has also sent mixed messages about the future of the franchise, with hints of future Titanfall content followed by statements that Titanfall 3 would not be released anytime soon. There were also reports that the studio was working on a single-player game set in the Apex Legends universe (the same universe as the Titanfall series). Unfortunately, those reports were later followed by the news that the game, code-named Titanfall Legends, had been canceled.
The cancellation of Titanfall Legends disappointed players, but the recent update to Titanfall 2 does not confirm the release of Titanfall 3 in the near future. However, the fact that Titanfall 2 is currently available on Steam at a massive 90% discount suggests that Respawn is trying to generate more interest in its revived mech shooter. The appearance of Nessie in Titanfall 2 also indicates that Respawn is paying more attention to the franchise and its connection to Apex Legends. A curious Easter egg in Apex’s Harbinger Collection Event patch notes further supports this notion:
“Incoming Transmission…. Subject: Nessie….
Twitter sleuths quickly decoded the message, revealing that the numerical codes represent the release dates of Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and Apex Legends, potentially hinting at something new on the horizon. The nature of this potential crossover between Apex Legends and Titanfall is uncertain, but one thing is clear: Respawn has not given up on the Titanfall universe.