Titanfall beta codes should be sent tonight, says Respawn
Constantly refreshing your email inbox in hopes of seeing that golden ticket from EA that will grant you access to Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall? You might want to wait a few more hours as Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella revealed codes "should" be sent out later tonight; no use developing carpal tunnel by repeatedly clicking refresh hours beforehand.
Unfortunately, no specific time was mentioned, but we'll be sure to keep an eye out for when they'll be released.
Codes should be sent out later tonight, I'm not saying times because they always seem to hit the button early!— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 13, 2014
Zampella, of course, is referencing the pandemonium that ensued following the opening of Titanfall's beta sign ups. Zampella said registration would begin at 6:00pm PST, but the sign up site actually went live much earlier. It really didn't cause much of a problem in terms of sign ups, but you can bet Zampella heard an earful of complaints.
If you're interested in participating in the Titanfall beta you have until 4:00pm PST on February 14 to sign up. If you are accepted, you should be emailed directly by EA with instructions on how to access the game no later than 11:59pm PST on February 17. So if you don't get your email today, don't freak out because there's still a chance you can get an invite in the next few days. Respawn has warned, however, that only a limited number of users will actually be selected.
The actual beta for Titanfall begins tomorrow, February 14. It will offer players three modes -- Attrition, Hardpoint Domination and Last Titan Standing -- spread across the maps Fracture and Angel City. Although the beta is simply meant to "tease the game," Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella believes it's enough to show fans "the core of what the game is." To that end, leveling is included but capped and not every item will be available.