Are the titans underestimated?

Free on Steam: There is currently a shooter that you played far too little back then

Titanfall 2 was released on Steam along with a few other EA titles in the summer of 2020. The shooter has been experiencing a boom on the PC platform for a few days and was able to increase its number of players by 700% compared to the previous week. Now the developers have spontaneously made Titanfall 2 free for the weekend.

How long is Titanfall 2 free? The shooter Titanfall 2 is currently free on Steam (via Steam). You can play during the “Free Weekend” campaign until Monday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. our time. So you have a little more than the weekend to try out the shooter.

What makes Titanfall 2 so interesting? Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter and offers an interesting single player campaign and fast-paced and varied multiplayer. It's all about your pilot and the titan you can climb into. From then on you are on the road as a meter high fighting machine.

It is precisely this combination of pilot and titanium that makes the shooter so attractive. First you rush through the buildings, run along walls or swing like Spider-Man with the grappling hook over the map, and in the next moment you control a meter-high titan, a heavily armed combat colossus that rivets everything that gets in its way .

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Titanfall 2 - A critics favorite that received little attention

Why is the shooter underrated?Titanfall 2 has not sold as well as it should have, said the boss of developer Respawn in an interview in 2017. He saw the problems primarily in the aggressive pricing policy and competition. Titanfall 2 appeared at the time exactly between Battlefield 1 and CoD: Infinite Warfare and was therefore possibly overlooked by some players.

The game was rated very well:

  • At Metacritic Titanfall 2 got the full score of 100 several times and has a total score of 86 (for the PC) and 89 (for PS4)
  • On Steam, Titanfall 2 is rated positively in 96% of the 50,000+ reviews

With the free weekend you can catch up on a shooter that you might have overlooked in 2016. After all, Titanfall 2 has been on the upswing on Steam for the past few weeks.

Titanfall 2 on Steam more successful than for the 2020 release

What's happening on Steam right now? At the end of April 2021, the shooter reached 16,958 simultaneous players on Steam. This surprisingly set the record from the Steam release in June 2020.

Instead of the average of 1,516 players per day, the value suddenly rose to over 5,400:

  • One reason for this is likely to be a discount campaign, where Titanfall 2 was now 75% cheaper.
  • But the success of Apex Legends, a free battle royale that makes reference to Titanfall, could also play a role. There, with Season 9, the character Kairi "Valkyrie" Imahara will be released. She is the daughter of one of the pilots from Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 convinces in multiplayer with numerous modes

What does Titanfall 2 offer in multiplayer? Titanfall 2's multiplayer offers a variety of game modes - not just Conquest or Capture-the-Flag .:

  • If you prefer the “pilot vs. pilot” fight, you can choose a battle without titans.
  • If you like to play with the Titans, choose “Last Titan Standing”, a turn-based elimination match with Titans.

More than a dozen multiplayer modes ensure a lot of variety - including private games.

What else does Titanfall 2 offer? In addition to the multiplayer, you can also throw yourself into the fantastic single-player campaign. In 2016, it completely convinced our editor Tom Rothstein. He cited the campaign as the top reason why you should definitely play Titanfall 2:

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