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Titanfall PC loses CTF, Pilot Hunter game modes

Titanfall PC loses CTF, Pilot Hunter game modes

Two game modes, CTF and Pilot Hunter, have been removed from public playlists in Titanfall - but only on its Windows PC port, oddly.

Respawn Entertainment has removed a pair of game modes from the public multiplayer playlists in its futuristic first-person shooter Titanfall's Windows PC port, promising to look at adding new modes in replacement in the near future.

Launched on Windows PC and Xbox One, and followed by an Xbox 360 port, Titanfall has been a success for Respawn. The game has garnered positive reviews and looks to be the start of what could prove a long-running franchise for the company. For PC gamers, however, Respawn's latest news may come as a disappointment: the removal of two game modes that the company claims have proven unpopular among players of the Windows port of the game.

'Yesterday we removed CTF [Capture the Flag] and Pilot Hunter as separate playlists in the PC version of Titanfall,' the company confirmed in an update to fans late last week. 'This has generated a lot of discussion with the PC community and we’d like to like to address your issues as openly as possible. We have an amazing and large PC audience with the vast majority of users predominantly playing Attrition and Hardpoints game modes. CTF and Pilot Hunter have not been widely used modes on the PC version.

'Players trying to access these modes had overlong wait times to find other users and it was making for a poor experience. We want to make sure that not only is there compelling content in the playlists we offer, but that the experience of joining a match works well,
' the company claimed by way of explanation for the sudden removal of the playlists - both game types of which still exist on the console ports. 'We’re tracking what playlists players are choosing, and we’re going to continue to look at unpopular playlists and add new ones on both platforms. We're currently working on those new modes and updates and can't wait to share the details with you.'

The company has promised to add Pilot Hunter and CTF game modes to its rotating playlists, along with what it describes as 'new riffs on game types' already in the title. Meanwhile, those who are feeling the loss of either game mode will be heartened to hear that both are available in Private Match mode - and Respawn has stated it will never remove any game type from said mode, now or in the future.

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GeorgeK 19th May 2014, 11:49 Quote
Quite a few people over at the Titanfall subreddit seemed to be very annoyed by this. Personally I've never played either of those modes so won't miss them...
DriftCarl 19th May 2014, 12:30 Quote
What is the point in even removing these modes? If people are happy to wait then let them.
I suspect cutting these modes is saving the company a lot of money. So greedy EA just want to save money at the expense of PC gamers, who have ALREADY paid for this game.

For instance you can be waiting for 10-15 mintues for a League Of Legends ranked game, but they don't remove ranked games just because of a small wait.

Greedy bar Stewards, PC gamers should be demanding refunds
Guinevere 19th May 2014, 13:11 Quote
OMG. So you buy a game with 'n' play modes, concentrate on playmode 'A' for a few days and then go to spend some time with 'B' to find out the publisher has removed them because they weren't popular enough! They didn't just stop pushing them to the front they prevented people from even playing them!

Talk about taking arrogance to the next level, and this is in game that is a premium title. They can't even justify it by saying 'Well it's free and we're just trying to bring up the ad revenue'.

If the rest of the media world behaved like this, we'd be limited to watching Twilight movies and reading 50 Shades of Grey because the alternatives were not popular enough.
Stanley Tweedle 19th May 2014, 13:16 Quote
I still haven't got over the shock of reading about 35gb of uncompressed audio to make the game run better on dual cores.....
flibblesan 19th May 2014, 13:58 Quote
"That said, we will not remove modes from Private Matches, so there will always be the option to select them for competitive and personal play."

"PC: we're removing CTF & Pilot Hunter but they'll be playable in Private Matches and Variety. We'll tweak lists as we add maps & modes."

In other words, the game modes have not been removed from the game and can still be played. Just not in playlists due to low number of players causing extremely long wait times.
phuzz 19th May 2014, 17:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by DriftCarl
What is the point in even removing these modes?
and then
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Originally Posted by DriftCarl
I suspect cutting these modes is saving the company a lot of money.
I think you answered your own question mate ;)
Harlequin 19th May 2014, 17:48 Quote
if you select the largest map size and have 6 people queuing for CTF , theres the long wait times....


same as every other FPS , so it does make sense , as EA might well want people playing rather than whinging on reddit when no one else will play with them....
Nexxo 19th May 2014, 17:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
OIf the rest of the media world behaved like this, we'd be limited to watching Twilight movies and reading 50 Shades of Grey because the alternatives were not popular enough.

Aren't we already? :|
RedFlames 19th May 2014, 18:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
If the rest of the media world behaved like this, we'd be limited to watching Twilight movies and reading 50 Shades of Grey because the alternatives were not popular enough.

Hollywood and TV studios/networks already behave like this to a certain though...
Guinevere 19th May 2014, 18:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
Aren't we already? :|

'We' may be, but you know me, I exclude myself from most definitions of 'We' and am not a great consumer of hormone pumped tweenie girl vampire fiction or the insanely popular middle aged hetro chic-lit fan fiction kinky erotica that grew from it.

But knock yourself out... whatever gets the ol' boiler steaming ;)
fix-the-spade 19th May 2014, 22:20 Quote
So we're two months in and they're already canning modes off the matchmaking due to low player counts?

Can't say I'm regretting not buying this...
Blogins 19th May 2014, 22:58 Quote
The Consumer Rights bill can't arrive soon enough. There's actually scope in the legislation for consumers to argue for a refund in the above instance! About time that the quality of digital content including video games is held up to the same standards as that of physical items bought from retailers.
Nexxo 19th May 2014, 23:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
'We' may be, but you know me, I exclude myself from most definitions of 'We' and am not a great consumer of hormone pumped tweenie girl vampire fiction or the insanely popular middle aged hetro chic-lit fan fiction kinky erotica that grew from it.

But knock yourself out... whatever gets the ol' boiler steaming ;)

Please. I'd rather rub Scotch Bonnet peppers in my eyes while gargling broken glass and sulphuric acid.
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