EA's betas for Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 have at least one thing in common: EA knows when each will begin, but hasn't disclosed when they'll come to a close. While Battlefield 1's open beta kicks off on August 31, Xbox One and PS4 players interested in piloting new and improved mechs can prepare for liftoff tomorrow, August 26 (via GameSpot).
Specifically, the Titanfall 2 beta begins tomorrow at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern and runs through sometime on Sunday, August 28. As this will be the game's second beta test, Respawn plans to roll out another map, Forward Base Kodai; and another game mode, Amped Handpoint, a 6v6 contest.
Additionally, players will get a higher level cap so they can unlock and experiment with more items.
Titanfall 2's second "weekend tech test" won't be available on PC. The reason, Respawn explained in a blog post, has to do with the countless arrays of hardware configurations and the impossibility of accounting for them during beta phases. "Quite frankly, we aren't ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better. We also haven't done enough work to fully support our 'Min Spec' on PC yet. So, currently the PC game isn’t as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support."
Respawn garnered lots of feedback from the first beta, and tweaked close-range firefights to make them less chaotic, as well as technical details such as changes to serve infrastructure.
Both entries in Titanfall and Battlefield comprise EA's holiday centerpiece for this season. Battlefield 1 releases on October 21, with Titanfall 2 follow a week later on October 28. Both games will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.