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EA gives fans a free look at 'Titanfall 2' multiplayer mode this weekend

Electronic Arts is kicking off a free trial weekend for Titanfall 2 this Friday, letting first-person shooter fanatics get a taste of the game’s mech-piloting multiplayer action across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs.

EA Access and Origin Access members get a few additional days of free playtime, giving them a head start on Titanfall 2‘s multiplayer mode before it opens up to the general public this weekend.

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Developed by a team of Call of Duty series veterans at Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall 2 is a futuristic first-person shooter that allows soldiers to take control of hulking bipedal Titans throughout the course of each multiplayer match. This year’s sequel introduces new gameplay mechanics like sliding, enemy-tracking throwing knives, and a grappling hook, among other innovations.

While Titanfall 2 introduces a single-player campaign mode for the first time in series history, multiplayer remains the game’s biggest draw. A new progression system gives players incentive to play multiplayer matches on a regular basis, and EA pledged to release free downloadable content in the months ahead to keep gameplay fresh.

Titanfall 2‘s first batch of add-on content, Angel City’s Most Wanted, premieres digitally for pre-order customers on November 30. The expansion adds a revised version of the original Titanfall‘s Angel City map to the sequel’s selection of multiplayer levels, and overhauls the game’s UI and menus in response to fan feedback.

Angel City is one of many playable Titanfall 2 maps that will be featured throughout this weekend’s free multiplayer session. From November 30 through December 2, EA Access and EA Origin members can sample Titanfall 2‘s multiplayer mode for free without buying a digital or physical copy of the game itself.

On December 2, Titanfall 2‘s multiplayer mode is free for all players across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs, though EA notes that the PC trial “can be played once per EA account and computer.” Console players require an active PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to participate.