news\ Apr 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Titanfall: Expedition 'War Games' map gets detailed, new screenshots

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At PAX East, Respawn Entertainment gave us our first taste of Titanfall: Expedition, the online shooter's first downloadable content consisting of three new multiplayer maps. One of the maps, War Games, was said to be inspired by the training simulator that you start with in the game. It was also described as "Tron-like," which after today's post gives us a better idea as to what that means.

In a new post on the Titanfall blog, Respawn not only released a set of screenshots to show off the War Games map, but also briefly talked about the concept and layout of the map.

"War Games is a new map for Titanfall, based in a virtual world where Pilots compete in simulated environments of Angel City, Rise and Airbase Sierra," Respawn designer Jason McCord said. He also offered the following details regarding the layout of the map:

The concept of a simulator level allowed for themed areas to act as the hardpoints while the buildings between are in the smooth, featureless style of the training mission rooms. The IMC start in an Airbase-style structure, complete with working Marvins and a tank repair garage. Some areas throughout the map will be "glitching out", providing landmarks that let you that you’re fighting in a virtual simulator.

The middle tower is based off Rise, with small interior rooms connected by a very tight, high wallrun path through the center. Titans can capture this hardpoint, but they will need to enter a very narrow hallway with pilots at every angle and nowhere to run if an enemy Titan decides to attack. This is also a shortcut across the center of the map, but with a high risk factor of being rodeo’ed or trapped by other Titans.

The Militia side is based on Angel City, but with a night time twist. The multiple, spaced out buildings offer a different game play style than the singular, large structures found elsewhere. Rooftop and window¬-to-window fighting is the crux of combat here, with the hardpoint being on the bottom floor of a two-story shop that only Pilots and AI can access.

"War Games is one of our most wallrunning friendly maps with a fun visual hook and plenty of space for Titans to engage in large scale battles," McCord concluded. "I hope you enjoy playing it and all the other levels in the Titanfall Expedition Pack!"

Titanfall: Expedition will be released sometime in May and is included with the $25 Titanfall Season Pass. 

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