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The first Titanfall arrives on Steam and is completely broken

Some dents and bangs are expected when dropping a heavy machine from orbit. Unfortunately, Titanfall’s long postponed arrival on Steam broke it a bit more. Early reports from the Mecha battlefield have shown that the 2014 game is barely playable, locking in a fascinating experimental multiplayer campaign behind server issues and broken software.

Respawn Entertainment’s multiplayer-only debut quietly fell on Steam this week. Unfortunately, as ‘s companion discovered, it arrived quite unplayable and quickly piled up a total of negative reviews.

Now, it’s no shock that it’s difficult to play multiplayer-only games over five years ago. However, Titanfall’s problems start and don’t end with a small number of players. Steam reviews point to games that are plagued by server issues, and even game tutorials are often launched from matchmaking when they need to connect to the server. Not ideal.

Note that others mistakenly claim that the game is missing DLC ​​map packs, even though it is impossible to pick up Titanfall in any form other than the Deluxe Edition. Even if you overcome all these hurdles, the game audio sounds like it’s being destroyed. Some reviews have reported “static” buzz instead of regular sound effects.

That is also a shame. Titanfall 2 is astounding, but there has always been a soft spot in the ambitions of the first game to combine storytelling with multiplayer deathmatch. I hate to say that, but I don’t see Titanfall get the same fun player-based revival that it enjoyed with its sequel following its own steam drop.

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The first Titanfall arrives on Steam, utterly broken

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