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Titanfall Closed Beta Signups Now Open

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

Go sign up for the Titanfall beta!

Looking for an early taste of Respawn Entertainment's upcoming online shooter Titanfall? As promised, Electronic Arts has launched the signup page for the Titanfall closed beta here. Gamers must have a PC or an Xbox One console to participate, and an Origin account for those entering with their PCs.

According to the company, gamers selected for the closed beta will be notified no later than 11:59 PM PST on February 17 (next Monday). That said, don't expect to gain entry just because you're one of the first beta hopefuls to sign up; players are selected randomly.

"If it were up to me I would let most of you in (always a few bad apples)," Zampella said via Twitter. "Sadly, we have restrictions that we couldn't avoid."

As previously reported, the minimum specs include a 64-bit operating system, including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Gamers will also need an AMD Athlon X2 clocked at 2.8 GHz or an Intel Core 2 Duo clocked at 2.4 GHz. Additional requirements consist of 4 GB RAM, 512 MB of VRAM, Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT.

On Tuesday, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said Titanfall will be one of those games you must have in your gaming library, and has a great potential to churn out sequels.

"[Titanfall is a] piece of IP that is now very different from anything you've ever seen. Very exciting gameplay," Jorgensen said. "As you can imagine, [Titanfall] will be a franchise that's around for a long, long time.

He reassured gamers that Titanfall will not have the same launch woes experienced by EA's Battlefield 4, which is an "extremely complicated" product. Battlefield 4 launched on new and untested platforms – namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – and has matches with up to 64 players. The Titanfall team has more experience with the Xbox One, and the online matches only allow up to 12 players simultaneously. Yet if there are issues, then Titanfall owners can expect Respawn and Electronic Arts to address those issues immediately.

Titanfall launches on the Xbox One and PC on March 11 in North America through a partnership with Microsoft. The Xbox 360 version arrives on March 25. The game can be pre-purchased here.

UPDATE: The beta actually begins February 14 and will feature two maps and three game modes: Attrition (Team Deathmatch), Hardpoint Domination, and Last Titan Standing.

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    Inferno1217 , February 12, 2014 7:29 PM
    EA I'll pass. I hope you bankrupt yourself.
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    BlankInsanity , February 12, 2014 7:45 PM
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    EA I'll pass. I hope you bankrupt yourself.
    As much as I hate EA, we still need them for certain situations. That being said, your should at least try the beta for yourself before you go judging, who knows maybe you'll like it.
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    chumly , February 12, 2014 7:51 PM
    Why not in 3 words: EA's gaming community.
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    btrach , February 12, 2014 9:06 PM
    EA sucks big. I would bite but I'll play the BETA and probably not care to buy the crap product that they've put out. They haven't had a good game in years.
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    giovanni86 , February 13, 2014 12:11 AM
    If you follow games quite well you would know EA doesn't own the game. They have publishing rights to it and that's it. I may not like EA and how they do business but its business for a reason. I'm all in, the team behind COD that made it as big and as great as it was, was because of these guys. If i get a spot i will try the beta, look forward to buying the game.
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    ddpruitt , February 13, 2014 4:43 AM
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    He reassured gamers that Titanfall will not have the same launch woes experienced by EA's Battlefield 4
    Isn't that what they said after Sim City? Origin, ME3, Madden, Sim City, etc. At this point EA has screwed over so many people by trying to nickel and dime the hell out of everything instead of making decent games that I'm not going to buy this even if it turns out to be the greatest game in the world. Sorry but EA should give out titanfall for free, or at least heavily discounted as an apology for their past behavior.
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    bloodroses75 , February 13, 2014 5:55 AM
    If their releases feel like a beta, could you imagine what a beta would be like??? Install the game, 5 minutes later your PC is erased...... lol
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    fimbulvinter , February 13, 2014 6:42 AM
    Beta test an EA game before everyone pays full price to beta test an EA game!
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    oxxfatelostxxo , February 13, 2014 9:58 AM
    You guys are morons; Titanfall IS NOT made by EA, respawn is the company that made the game.. Anyway, the gameplay looks phenomenal, for those that don't want to even give it a try and whine about a company that isn't even a part of its creation; good; the game will be better without you in it.
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    bucknutty , February 13, 2014 11:32 AM
    Pre-ordered!!!!!!!!!!Yup that's 10 exclamation points.
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    fimbulvinter , February 13, 2014 11:55 AM
    And Simcity, BF3, BF4, etc wasn't made by EA but their shitass management style resulted in completely unfinished games getting pushed out the door and release beta tested. Idiot.
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    EAisDeath , February 13, 2014 12:23 PM
    How did I not know EA was publishing this? "[Titanfall] has a great potential to churn out sequels," this from the CFO of the publisher. This speaks volumes to me. It's a shame, was really looking forward to seeing what the old Infinity Ward guys could push out. Strange how I thought they left Infinty Ward to get clear from an overbearing publisher they didn't agree with. Much irony.
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    childofthekorn , February 13, 2014 12:34 PM
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    If you follow games quite well you would know EA doesn't own the game. They have publishing rights to it and that's it. I may not like EA and how they do business but its business for a reason. I'm all in, the team behind COD that made it as big and as great as it was, was because of these guys. If i get a spot i will try the beta, look forward to buying the game.
    Publishers do have their requirements before they publish a game. That is part of the drama that caused games like ACM to turn out as raunchy as it did. Maybe different publishers, same story.
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    childofthekorn , February 13, 2014 12:37 PM
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    How did I not know EA was publishing this? "[Titanfall] has a great potential to churn out sequels," this from the CFO of the publisher. This speaks volumes to me. It's a shame, was really looking forward to seeing what the old Infinity Ward guys could push out. Strange how I thought they left Infinty Ward to get clear from an overbearing publisher they didn't agree with. Much irony.
    You were surprised that the old infinity ward guys had a publisher looking at them with prospects of many sequels? I'm looking forward to seeing TitanFall 9 where they add a robot with a single customizable decal. Once I heard they were from infinity Ward, I expect to see alot of the same gameplay released on the AAA price point with minor changes in several installments, each receiving several mid cost DLC's.
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    gm0n3y , February 13, 2014 1:01 PM
    As with others, I refuse to buy a game published by EA. I've been burned too many time by products associated with them. If a game company wants my business, find a different publisher.
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    btrach , February 13, 2014 2:28 PM
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    You guys are morons; Titanfall IS NOT made by EA, respawn is the company that made the game.. Anyway, the gameplay looks phenomenal, for those that don't want to even give it a try and whine about a company that isn't even a part of its creation; good; the game will be better without you in it.


    Neither is BF3, BF4, or SimCity. Who's the morons now. Go home.
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    24oz , February 15, 2014 12:11 AM
    Signed up for the PC they sent me a Xbox one beta key.contacted EA help waiting for PC key.
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    BlankInsanity , February 15, 2014 5:29 AM
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    Signed up for the PC they sent me a Xbox one beta key.contacted EA help waiting for PC key.


    how weird... it took me forever to sign up becasue the pop-up website would just never work, I got it though at last. Annoyed by the fact that the BETA is 12GB, I wonder what the full game is like
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    Tanquen , February 15, 2014 8:08 AM
    Asked for a PC code but they sent me an Xbox One code. :( 
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    ddpruitt , February 15, 2014 9:12 AM
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    Signed up for the PC they sent me a Xbox one beta key.contacted EA help waiting for PC key.

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    Asked for a PC code but they sent me an Xbox One code


    Sounds like EA's well on the way to being, well, EA.
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