A new patch has gone live for Respawn Entertainment's mech FPS, Titanfall, bringing with it a number of fixes and tweaks but also the new private match mode for players to enjoy.
Respawn Entertainment announced the arrival of the mode earlier this week, which fulfills the developer's promises from March to add private matches. Private Match is a system used to organize tournaments or games against friends. It supports between two and 12 players and allows for one to six people per team. Players can open a Private Match lobby by selecting it from the game's main menu and inviting friends to join on any map or mode.
There is no XP gain, challenge progress, or achievement unlocking while in a Private Match. For this beta, the Last Game Summary screen will display what you would have earned in normal play outside of Private Match, but be aware that this progress will not be recorded to your lifetime total.
For this beta, there is no concept of a "lobby leader"; any player can change game options in the lobby or start/stop the match countdown.
The beta will be available on all platforms. Other changes to the game include party colors on the mini-map, auto-Titan name display in obituary, removed hack exploits and more. The Xbox One edition of the game now features a "Party" app shortcut on all menus.
Future updates are expected to add more custom loadout slots, additional customisation options for Private Match, scoreboard tweaks and more. You can find the full patch notes of yesterday's update over here