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Titanfall 2 has seen a huge surge in its recent player counts, which is in part thanks to the newest hero in Apex Legends. However, fans won't be letting this sudden spike in popularity wane, as they've organised for all "Pilots" to return to the game this weekend to show "support and care" for the classic first-person shooter.
They say that three is a magic number, yet Titanfall and Titanfall 2 continue to attract players into their world though it's been five years since the last game launched. Set in the 2700s where humanity has engineered interplanetary transportation and warfare, the story follows Jack Cooper, a rifleman with the Frontier Militia who are one of the two factions vying for control over a set of star systems. The antagonists are the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation, and after an assault is sabotaged by the mercenaries Apex Predators, Cooper takes control of a Vanguard-class Titan, BT-7274. If you're an Apex Legends player, you'll be well aware that Titanfall and Apex Legends occur in the same universe, with returning characters and lore popping up every so often. In fact, the newest Legend is the child of one of the Apex Predators that the player defeats in Titanfall 2, and her abilities honour their father's legacy while also carving out a formidable contender in the Apex Games.
Check out our gameplay of Valkyrie in the video below, showing off her skills and the brand new bow weapon.
The nostalgia for Titanfall 2 was at record levels following the Stories from the Outlands animated short about Valkyrie. I mean it - the game's peak player count rose to an astonishing 17,000 players only last weekend. That, and the fact that it was on sale through Steam likely helped introduce the game to new groups of players. This is why the move to jump into Titanfall 2, organised by fans and for fans through @TitanfallBlog, is a very wholesome story. "Titanfall fans are inviting all Pilots to play Titanfall 2 on May 1st, to show their appreciation for this classic, and to relive the glory days," reads the tweet, and it's gaining serious ground.
In promoting Titanfall 2, the game's multiplayer modes will be viable to play rounds and rounds all weekend, where it usually wouldn't be popular enough to fill the games with enough players. Even a handful of streamers have thrown their lot in with the crowds clamouring to touch down in Titanfall 2 once more. So, what are you waiting for?
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