In Titanfall, which is available for the Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows, you play as a pilot, a human capable of piloting huge mechs, called Titans. Part of the gameplay is similar to any other first-person shooter, in which you are a ground troop on foot. However, Titans can be deployed that you can pilot or give commands to.
The object of Last Titan Standing in Titanfall is for your team to eliminate the entire opposing team’s complement of Titans. The following guide will help you begin to master the elements of this game type in Titanfall, and ensure that you are contributing to the victory of your team, rather than its demise.
Remember that losing your Titan is essentially a strike against your team in terms of winning the round, and also creates a major loss of firepower for your team.
Use the Minimap – The minimap will allow you to familiarize yourself with your environment and its layout, as well as allowing you to see the locations of other players (pilots), Titans, and in some cases, grunts and specters.
There is Life After Ejection – Remember that you won’t be out of the game just because your Titan blew up. Carry on throughout the level on foot. Be prepared to equip your anti-Titan weapon and take quick shots and the Titans, then continue running to find a new position. Staying in one place and focusing on a Titan makes it easy even for specters and grunts to take you out.
Ejection Finesse – Tap jump after ejecting to ensure that you have enough time to get a titan lock with your anti-titan weapon while midair. Remember to switch to your anti-titan weapon first, then tsp jump AFTER you begin the downward portion of your jump.
Rodeo Rides – It isn’t advised to attempt a “rodeo ride,” in which you can get on the back of an enemy Titan, tear open an access panel, and fire shots directly into the Titan itself, delivering extremely high damage, early in the match, as you are likely to be quickly eliminated. However, once the opposing team has just one or two Titans left, especially if they aren’t near each other, a “Rodeo Ride” can quickly eliminate the Titan. To execute a “Rodeo Ride,” simply jump into and collide with an enemy Titan. Pay attention though, as if the Titan steps on you, you are dead.
Eliminate Rodeo Riders – If your Titan has a “Rodeo Rider,” exit your Titan immediately to exit the Titan, or notify a squad mate. If you are exiting your Titan, make a quick 180 degree turn to the right and take out the rider, who will be around the “head” of your Titan. Communication is extremely important to defend against “Rodeo Riders,” as being able to notify a nearby squad mate of your situation can allow them to easily eliminate the rider.
Reloading – Knowing when to reload is critical. When on foot, it is typically a good practice to reload any time you aren’t actively shooting at someone or something. This is due to the pilot’s short reload time. In the Titans, on the other hand, the reload time is considerably longer. Wait until you are safely behind cover before reloading, if possible. At the same time, you must be much more disciplined on keeping your titan fully reloaded.
Pop Shots – Since the anti-Titan weapons for your pilot can do so much more damage than your other weapons on foot, ensure that as soon as you have ejected, you are working on getting off at least one shot.
Play Conservatively – Since there are no respawn, the team you are playing against is most likely playing conservatively, as are your teammates. Running-and-gunning is just going to be a detriment you’re your entire team.
Check Your Shields – Take cover once your shield are getting low and they will recharge quickly. Use this time to reload your weapon as well and check the minimap.
Save your Titan Rocket Dashes – You can hold up to 2 Titan dashes at a time to begin with. While it is tempting to use them to get into battle, it is best to establish a practice of saving them, as two well-timed and placed Titan dashes can often get you into cover to recharge your shields
Stay Back – Don’t run straight to the middle of the map or take an aggressive stance early in the level. The other team is likely in one or two groups, giving them a huge advantage over a lone Titan. Instead, stay back some and determine enemy locations and a sound method of attack which will provide cover for you, as well as allow for you to support your team’s Titans in their attacks.
Nuclear Eject – Once this ability is available for your Titan, it can be of great use. When you eject from your Titan, it will explode, often killing any “Rodeo Riders,” soldiers on the ground, as well as enemy Titans. The range is the width of about 5 Titans, so once you about to blow, get in as close as you can to an enemy Titan, or better yet, a group of Titans.
The Vortex Shield – The second you see a vortex shield go up, be prepared to use yours. Wait a few seconds, then raise yours. This way, you can absorb the potential salvo of bullets and missiles he is about to hurl at you, and then send it all right back at him.
Be sure to check back soon for more strategy guides for Titanfall, and until then, stay frosty!