With the release of Titanfall you might be wondering how to get the upper hand with the game. With its advanced player movements, maps, and of course the introduction of the Titan mechs the way we think of Shooters needs to change. No longer is it just the same rat maze with only a few routes to figure out. Now you have to truly think in three dimensions. These tips on how to play Titanfall like a boss will help you learn some techniques so you can get the upper hand over your opponents.
These tips are things I’ve discovered while checking out Titanfall. I am really loving the game. The only issue? I haven’t had much time to play it! Anyways – enjoy the tips and use them wisely. It’s time to mount up and take out the Enemy!
This is the only similarity to other popular shooters like Call of Duty. And that is to keep moving. The action moves so fast in the game your sure to die a quick death if you try camping in a corner. Especially on the ground.
Be Like a Fly on the Wall
As you know you can run off the sides of walls and obstacles to help you move around the map faster. Were you aware that you can stick to the wall as well? Find a strategic spot and stick there and catch unsuspecting Players, AI, and Titans off guard.
The Sky is the Limit
Unlike other shooters where you can still have advantage on the ground. As a pilot if your on the ground? You might as well break out the buns because your quickly going to become hamburger. The maps are designed for you to use the higher vantage points it presents. Not only does it give you the upper hand when it comes to killing AI and other Players. It also gives you and advantage when it comes to being able to take down Titans as well!
Ride Em’ Cowboy!
Did you know that you can mount an enemy Titan and start tearing it apart? This is where those high vantage points come into play. When one wanders by you might be tempted to just blast away with your Anti-Titan weapon. Don’t – instead jump on top of it and start dismantling it. Just watch out for the pilot who can eject to get you off of their Titan!
Kill Those AI!
They not only help you win matches by taking out the opponents AI. They also help you collect metal which will help you get your Titan faster. Which might seem counter intuitive to finding players. I can tell you though they are a whole lot easier to kill than an enemy pilot! So focus on the AI at first and get your Titan quicker than your enemy!
Use Your Burn Cards and Special Abilities
With the fast pace of how the game plays. Make sure to use your Burn Cards and special abilities. Don’t try saving them like you would in prior shooters. There is really no benefit to saving them. So be Invisible, use the Burn Cards and don’t be afraid to use them!
If its Red its Dead
Ever notice the red glowing bits on a Titan when your shooting at it? Well those are vulnerable spots that take extra damage. So when you start seeing red on a Titan? Focus your fire on them – even with your normal weapon to help get that Titan down faster!
Sweet – So Your Titan is Ready – WAIT!!
Yup, I said wait. Wait until the smoke has cleared a bit before calling down your own Titan. Since everyone will get their first Titan at around the same time – or even worse the Enemy all get theirs and your the only one on your team who has one available? Just wait for the right moment to drop your own Titan. I know its tough as you want in that metal behemoth. You do want to keep it for longer than 30 seconds though right?
Speaking of Dropping Your Titan
As you know you can drop your Titan on top of an Enemy Titan right? Well it also has a pretty large blast radius when it lands as well. So if you find yourself surrounded by enemies? Then drop it right in the middle of them and clear out the area!
Here Boy, Good Titan! Follow! Guard!
Sometimes its just best for you to clear out buildings and let your Titan follow you around outside while your taking care of business inside. I’ve actually received more kills being outside of your Titan rather than being inside of it. Or you can set it to Guard a capture point and let it keep an eye on things while you move onto the next one.
Use the Force Titan
Well, your Titan’s shield anyways. A great tactic to use to help take out an Enemy Titan is this though. If they are using their Shield while your shooting them? Fire a few extra rounds then quickly put up your own Shield as soon as they toss back all that Ammo back at you! You can then play the worlds most deadliest game of Ping Pong! But in this game your sure to be the winner as soon as you catch the ammo toss it back at them again.
Dash to the Left, Dash to the Right, Your Titan is Dashing!
OK, I know its not the Electric Slide. But using your Titans Dash ability is vital to helping it stay alive. Just make sure to keep an eye on the meter to make sure you don’t overuse it.
Take Down that Drop Ship!
Were you aware that you can take down the Enemies Drop Ship? Just make sure to use your Anti Titan weapon to do it! Not only is it a satisfying end to a winning match. You’ll end up getting more points, XP etc for doing it.
Hey, Your Going to Die – Alot
The last tip is this. In Titanfall in the beginning your going to die. A lot. No I mean A-L-O-T. Don’t sweat it. As you rank up and start unlocking things you’ll start to get the hang of things. For me? Unlike Call of Duty? I really don’t care if I die. You can get back in the game quickly, and the spawns are nowhere near as horrible as say Ghosts.
Have Any Other Tips?
Do you have any other tips to help you play Titanfall? Then drop me a comment below!