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Titanfall Beta (PC/Xbone) Impressions (No Key Begging/Trading or I will ban you!)

Epsilon-delta

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I play always on the move with the shotgun. It has very good range, and a carbine doesn't help anyone when I've got huge momentum flying up the rooftop - one shot right as i come up over the ledge of the roof and you're done before you can react.
I still haven't been killed by a shotty user. I can spot pilots cloaked or not and nail you a mile away thanks to auto-aim.

I've been playing on Xbox since the beginning and haven't met a good shotgun user. People claim shotgun is OP on Angel City and yet I can easily go 12-0 against players by staying on the rooftops and move around.
 
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Been trying to play for the last 45 minutes. Every time, it'll load into a match, stutter as I'm picking my loadout and then kick me back to the mains screen with some generic server timed out message. The impressions make me want to like this game, but it'd be nice if I could actually get into a match.
Lower the visuals, specially textures.
 

Strikerrr

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I'm getting some pretty bad performance on my desktop. 20-30 fps on all low settings with a GTX 295, 6GB of RAM, and a Core i7 950. Tried both of the latest normal and beta drivers from Nvidia, but it doesn't seem to change.
 

Bombless

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Throw a random grenade before you enter a building, cloak and instgib melee when in close. The melee will register before your shotgun will in my experience.
Timing your melee is fun, I actually threw a kick behind a corner knowing the enemy was coming and passed the corner as I did so, he died.
 

KissVibes

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Auto pistol should only automatically target minions. If you're actually good at shooters, using that fucking gun makes the game auto win.
 
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Every match I've seen on YouTube seems to end with the winning team camping out beneatht eh enemy dropshipa and mercilessly unloading on it. It's too bad that meta game has already been ruined.
I actually think that last moment is the most intense moment of the entire game because your life if you're the one escaping is much more valuable and killing the soldiers trying to escape adds that extra worthwhile bonus
 

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I still haven't been killed by a shotty user. I can spot pilots cloaked or not and nail you a mile away thanks to auto-aim.

I've been playing on Xbox since the beginning and haven't met a good shotgun user. People claim shotgun is OP on Angel City and yet I can easily go 12-0 against players by staying on the rooftops and move around.
The only time I don't use the Carbine is Hardpoint, Angel City. I got "B" on lockdown with the shotgun.
 

Shade360

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Been trying to play for the last 45 minutes. Every time, it'll load into a match, stutter as I'm picking my loadout and then kick me back to the mains screen with some generic server timed out message. The impressions make me want to like this game, but it'd be nice if I could actually get into a match.
I had that.. the problem was shadows.. I dropped them to low, and all was good..

High everything else.
 

The Cowboy

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Planet Earth.
With the drop ship, I haven't noticed , is it the same location every match? - if so, I recon it'd be better if it appeared at a random location on the map each game.

If it is random, please titandrop me like the worthless spectre I am.
 

Jack Scofield

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That's what you do ... or kill everyone left. It's extra points.
What's your suggestion?
Have the dropship be indestructible, forcing the winning team to lock down entrance points and have environmental awareness when stopping enemy pilots. Have it be a cat and mouse game. It's better than just looking up and shooting at a static object.
 

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It's nice to have a multiplayer shooter that I'm actually good at. Going Kamakaze on Titans with Nuclear Explosion, Electric Smoke, and Burst Fire 40mm Cannon feels so good.
 
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NVIDIA really needs to jump on getting proper drivers for this game. This game is a stutter and tearing fest at both 1080p and 4k. I'm genuinely surprised at how badly this game performs on a 780.

Respawn needs to fix the shitty framecap. My god. Even using the trick posted by alo81 on reddit does not make the game function any smoother.
My stutter was related to the in-game vsync. Try disabling it and enabling it in nvidia control panel.
 

OverturePT

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Throw a random grenade before you enter a building, cloak and instgib melee when in close. The melee will register before your shotgun will in my experience.
You assume the other player is a dead weight though. Not saying it doesn't work, I was just stating that you can't just walk around rooftops and that a player will sooner or later have the chance to use their shotgun against you in a confined place.
 

BTM

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Anyone else been killed by a minion before? Probably the worst feeling ever. Guy kicked me in the freaking face.
 

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Played more of the beta today. I have to hand it to MS. They sure know how to pick the titles they buy into. This game gets my adrenaline flowing like other games haven't in a very very long time. The territories gametype is my favorite, I think it's called hardpoint. I've had some epic titan brawls over them territories.
 

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Anyone else been killed by a minion before? Probably the worst feeling ever. Guy kicked me in the freaking face.
Yeah, I didn't give a shit when I was hacking a spectre in the middle of grunts and more spectres; ended up eating a boot to the face and dying
 

Intheflorsh

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The SMG is the only gun with significant recoil, but it has super effective hip fire. It's perfect for hardpoint where there's going to be a lot of corridor shooting. I'm finding myself using it more and more.
 

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I've seen this comment a lot and I've really not experienced any good smart pistol players personally, the shotgun will destroy it up close and the carbine will destroy it from medium-long distance, it's just too slow.
The solution is to jump. Players can't handle jumping players, while I can point and shoot, then double click for the free kill.
 

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So, I got a burn card for the fast Titan (you get to start the round out with one).

Very Very fun. Lots of people asking how I got the Titan during the round. Really liked it. He's basically useless in a Titan fight, but great for moving around the edges of the map and picking off pilots and doing a bit of damage to Titans from a distance.

I got about 12 pilot kills with him and 1 Titan kill before he was put down. I was a little pissed at the guy who finally ended his run :p
 

xxracerxx

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Yeah, I didn't give a shit when I was hacking a spectre in the middle of grunts and more spectres; ended up eating a boot to the face and dying
Why hack the specters? It seems that will just give the other team more fodder to get their Titans faster.
 

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I think I might start doing dumb stuff like cloaking wall clings in hardpoint domination at the point and see how I do, lol.

Why hack the specters? It seems that will just give the other team more fodder to get their Titans faster.
They follow you like a little squad, and they actually can do some pretty good damage unlike the grunts.
 

RS4-

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Uh, console I think it's hold X. PC it's E.

Why hack the specters? It seems that will just give the other team more fodder to get their Titans faster.
I believe spectres only grant a small amount of CD for your Titan, but hacking them gives maybe 5x as much?

Off hand, I don't know the stats for hacking in terms of points and Titan cooldown.
 

Epsilon-delta

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You assume the other player is a dead weight though. Not saying it doesn't work, I was just stating that you can't just walk around rooftops and that a player will sooner or later have the chance to use their shotgun against you in a confined place.
In Hardpoint yes, but in Attrition you can stay on rooftops for almost the entire game.

I pick off pilots and minions on the rooftops until I get my Titan and then I go to town. I can take out 2-3 Titans by dashing forward, pop electric smoke, rockets, and spamming melee.

If they manage to get the better of me I always save one last dash just so I can get in close, Autoeject & nuclear ejection instagib.
 

xxracerxx

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They become your bodyguards, following you around like an auto Titan. They even have your name ontop of them.
They follow you like a little squad, and they actually can do some pretty good damage unlike the grunts.
Ahh sweet, thanks. I thought they just went back to just doing their own thing. Awesome.

sniping is hard =(

no ez camping spots, and the only headshots I get are on baddies who stand still in plain sight
I have seen a few from streams that you can only get to by ejecting from Titans. Those would be the best sniping spots.
 

Clawww

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I've been killed like once with that thing.
people crying about smart pistol should try using it for an hour. it's pretty strong if you can get behind someone, and just completely garbage otherwise. and if you're tailing someone without them knowing it, any weapon will do.
 
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Sidewinder rules, i'm with you guys.
Yep, my go to Titan destroyer. I was using the Archer because of it's power first then realize how slow it was and how it impeded my movement. Sidewinder does none of that. You can shoot and still be agile.

This game gives me major bloodlust. I just want to kill everything that moves.
You gotta catch yourself though. It's so easy to get caught up killing bots only to have one dude drop outta nowhere and pop you and your like "WTF!"

Auto pistol should only automatically target minions. If you're actually good at shooters, using that fucking gun makes the game auto win.
That gun is the shit lol That and the shotgun and occasionally the sniper rifle are my main arsenal.