Respawn Entertainment and EA announced that the Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test will be available across two weekends in August for the PS4 and Xbox One, but PC players will have to wait it out. In a statement released today the publisher explained, “Fans will be able to get their hands on the fast, fluid, Pilot and Titan gameplay that is at the core of the Titanfall experience while helping the team at Respawn test the Titanfall 2 servers and backend systems prior to the games release.” The first test is scheduled to begin the weekend of Friday, August 19th, where fans will be able to play two new Titanfall 2 multiplayer modes across two maps.

There will be two modes to play during the test. The first Bounty Hunt (5v5) is s brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Players can earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but will have to make sure they deposit all of their points at the bank between waves without getting killed. There will also be a Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8) mode where players can battle it out to be the best pilot in the game.

Boomtown is one of the two maps that you can play during the test. It is a secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed. The second map is Homestead, where the IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.

During the second weekend of the Titanfall 2 open multiplayer technical test, all the content from the previous weekend will still be available, plus a brand new mode and map for players to enjoy. The new mode that will be added is Amped Hardpoint (6v6). Offering a new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score.

The new map will be Forward Base Kodai. In the map militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.

During the open multiplayer technical test, fans will have access to two all-new Titans: Ion and Scorch, as well as a range of Pilot tactical abilities including Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade. Fans will also have access to a variety of weapons including a deadly horizontal spread shotgun known as the Masttiff and the Alternator, a dual-barrel SMG.

In addition, players are encouraged to try out Networks, a brand new feature in Titanfall 2 that makes finding and playing with friends fast and easy. To learn more about the Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test, head over to www.titanfall.com for all the details.

Titanfall 2 is crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, and is set to build on the foundation Respawn established with the first Titanfall – fast, fluid, fun gameplay between Pilots and Titans. Titanfall 2 will also mark the debut of a crafted single player experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto the Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out.

Titanfall 2 will drop worldwide on Friday, October 28, 2016 for Xbox One, Origin for PC, and for the first time ever for the franchise, PlayStation 4. Fans wanting to hit The Frontier first on October 28 can pre-order Titanfall 2 in sevral editions, including the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition which offers day-one access to exclusive Warpaints and Nose Arts, two camouflages, and more.