Titanfall 2 has been making a resurgence recently on Steam. A significant reason for this increase in popularity could be attributed to the Legacy update coming to Apex Legends soon. The new season of the Battle Royale contains tons of new content with many callbacks to the Titanfall franchise. The newest Stories From the Outlands for Apex Legends’ new season has already introduced fans to Kuban Blisk, Viper, and the Northstar class Titan, all from Titanfall 2. These connections to Respawn’s past game have reinvigorated interest in Titanfall 2 and have caused the player base to increase by over 650%.
Hey that’s pretty neat! Welcome, new pilots 👋
— Respawn (@Respawn) April 28, 2021
Based off this news, Respawn is trying to make that player count go even higher. They have announced that Titanfall 2 is free-to-play through May 3.
It’s nice to see a game like Titanfall 2 receiving the love it deserves. The game suffered from a poor launch mostly due to its scheduled release date. Released on October 28, 2016, the game had the misfortune of launching a week after Battlefield 1 and one week before Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Sandwiched between two juggernaut franchises, it’s easy to see why the game had an unsuccessful release. However, now is a great opportunity to return to the world of Titanfall 2. With a great single-player campaign that doesn’t overstay its welcome and fast and frenetic gunplay (this game has wall running!), Titanfall 2 looks to be having a renaissance over 4 years after its original release.
Titanfall 2 is free-to-play now on Steam.