Unlike the first game, the Titanfall 2 campaign has a proper story campaign. The player assumes control of Jack Cooper, a rifleman from the Frontier Militia, who is sent to an alien planet and must ally with his former squadmate’s Titan named BT-7274 to fight against both local alien creatures and human enemies from Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation.
The Titanfall 2 campaign features a linear story, but levels are similar to open-ended arenas which offer players multiple paths to explore. Check out the first part of campaign below:
Similar to its predecessor, Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter in which players can control both the pilot, and the Titans, mech-style exoskeletons. The pilot has an arsenal of abilities which enhance their efficiency during combat. These abilities include invisibility cloaking and parkouring, such as double-jumping, zip-lining and wall-running with the use of a boost pack. These movements can be chained together in order to travel between locations quickly.
The pace of parkour is significantly slower than its predecessor to ensure that the game is more accessible to new players. Matches were described to be “predictable”, so that players can have sufficient time to react to its surroundings. The game introduces seven new gameplay mechanics: a sliding mechanic, the pulse blade, which is a throwing knife that reveals the location of any nearby enemy, the holo-pilot, a holographic pilot that mimics players’ action to confuse enemies, and a grappling hook, which can be used to slingshot players to a building or an enemy it attaches to.
The game also features a progression system similar to the first game, but more weapons and weapon customisation are included. When the player executes an enemy, the perspective automatically shifts to third-person.