25 May 2016
Titanfall 2 Rumoured to Include Grappling Hook, Bigger Maps
Heyo!! Grappling hooks seem to be becoming a big part of video games now as it was reported that Titanfall 2 will be featuring new pilot abilities, a grappling hook, and have bigger maps according to a post on the game's subreddit. The information, which has been deleted, was leaked by the subreddit's moderator, ilovegoogleglass, who cites someone "in the know" as their source. According to the leak, Titanfall 2 will be released in October. This falls in line with previous indications from publisher EA, which previously confirmed in an earnings report that it is set for a fiscal Q3 release. This period spans October 2016 through to the end of December 2016.
The leak also says developer Respawn Entertainment has introduced "a ton of new pilot abilities including the addition of a grappling hook." The grappling hook can reportedly be used for getting into Titans from a distance, pulling enemies out of the air, and to extending free-running.
Maps, meanwhile, have been made larger to accommodate an increased player count in multiplayer matches.
The post includes artwork, which you can see above. It's worth noting that the image doesn't feature a grappling hook or the sword revealed in the teaser trailer. Since these would likely be two of the key new gameplay concepts, their absence from what is supposedly promotional artwork is conspicuous.