You may remember Angel City even if you didn’t buy Titanfall — it was one of two maps available in that game’s multiplayer beta. Angel City is an urban apartment complex with tall housing units laid along a grid of streets wide enough for titan-on-titan combat. Cherry trees can be seen from the buildings’ rooftops, which don’t offer much cover but do provide ample vertical structures for wall-running.
Respawn did not say when it plans to release Angel City for Titanfall 2, but announced that players who pre-order the game will be able to play the map three days prior to its arrival for everyone. Angel City, like all maps and modes in Titanfall 2’s downloadable content plan, will be free.
The announcement may serve to assuage concerns that Titanfall 2 players had about the game, coming out of its recent Multiplayer Tech Test. Many people who tried the pre-alpha demo, which offered a total of three maps, complained that the design of the maps did away with the verticality that was so key to the original Titanfall.
Respawn acknowledged those concerns after the first weekend of the Tech Test, promising that the full version of Titanfall 2 will feature "a wide variety of maps" including "more traditional Titanfall maps" — presumably meaning playgrounds with vertical spaces, like Angel City.
Titanfall 2 is set for release Oct. 28 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. For more, check out our preview of the single-player campaign.