Written by Ben Griffin.
Now I?ve mastered the maps, unlocked the weapons and hit max rank in Titanfall?s beta, I?m ready to spill my secrets. Want to know how to stick to walls like Spider-Man" Or cut your Titan spawn time in half" Or do a jetpack-powered judo kick into someone?s silly face" Here are ten tips, covering everything from loadouts, to burn cards, to smarter movement and more deadly Titans.
1. The best Titan loadout
Titans have six points of customisation: a chassis, a weapon, a tactical ability, a piece of ordnance, a tier one kit and a tier two kit. Now, tastes differ, but personally I like the spray-and-pay XO-16 chaingun, the electric smoke (deploying it when being ridden by an enemy quickly kills him), and the rocket salvo for its devastating barrage. The nuclear ejection is our favourite add-on: when your Titan is ?doomed?, you?ve got a short window in which to hammer X and eject. This is your queue to boost into a crowd, as once you?ve left your Titan, it will explode into a massive ball of flames and take out anyone in the vicinity – and you?ll live to tell about it. Oh, one last thing: if you spot a doomed Titan and give it a melee whack, you?ll reach a metal arm into its cockpit, tear out its pilot and launch them like a fleshy nerf ball.
2. The best pilot loadout
Pilots have seven points of customisation: a primary weapon, a sidearm, an anti-Titan weapon, a tactical ability, a piece of ordnance, a tier one kit and a tier two kit. My favourite primary is the R-101C carbine (evidently I have something for machine guns), either the RE-45 autopistol or Hammond P2011 because, well, I honestly can?t tell the difference between them, the sidewinder anti-Titan weapon for its lack of lock-on, the cloak because it?s invaluable for moving across wide open spaces, the frag grenade because enemy minions tends to group up, the explosives pack as it offers more grenades, and the minion detector because it lets you see grunts and spect...