Titanfall is Going Full Open Beta - Update 3

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Titanfall is Going Full Open Beta - Update 3

Titanfall Mech

'Let's break it' says Titanfall coder Jon Shiring.

Update 3: Various reports are coming in that prospective PC beta players need only open up an Origin support ticket, by selecting Titanfall from product list, selecting PC as the platform, selecting "Titanfall beta access" as the topic, and clicking the "email" link and writing that they would like to get beta access to Titanfall to try it out. Apparently if you do this, Origin will send you out a beta key!

(Thanks, Mathew Williams!)

Update 2: Apparently, in Respawn Entertainment language, "fully open" means "fully open until we hit an arbitrary number," and it seems that that number has been hit, at least for the PC version of the beta. The beta sign-up page now simply displays the following message:

"Thanks for your interest in the beta! We've reached the maximum number of sign-ups and can't accept any more at this time. We'll see you in March!"

Source: Respawn Entertainment

Update: As promised, the beta is now fully open on both Xbox One and PC. Xbox One users should be able to download it via the Xbox One dashboard, but PC users will still have to "sign up" via the beta webpage to get access to the game.

Source: Twitter

Original Story: Fans following Respawn entertainment's big robot shooter Titanfall were ecstatic to learn that beta signups opened earlier this week. However, that enthusiasm petered out a little, when they found that only a limited number of keys were trickling down the pipe into player's inboxes. Now, it looks like Respawn is blowing the whole thing open, with lead dev Vince Zampella announcing over Twitter that the beta is going open.

"Ok, just heard from @jonshiring. His words are 'Let's break it', so the plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!"

Zampella clarified that "All the switches need to be flipped, and there are probably lots! It will take some number of time units to do it all!" and that the Xbox One would open up first, possibly later tonight, with the PC to follow maybe tomorrow. He believes that the beta should hold up fine when it's opened, but that gamers may have trouble finding a server during peak times.

For now, eager PC gamers should keep a close eye on Zampella's Twitter, where he is periodically posting batches of PC beta keys for anyone to grab.

I've been enjoying the Titanfall beta over the weekend. It's a fantastically fun game, and while it does have a few issues to iron out before release, I'm confident Respawn can take care of it.

Source: Twitter

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Now I really wish that the beta was on the 360. Oh well, I hope people have fun with it.

I would love to try this damn thing, but it crashes when I hit "play" with the following error message:

SetupClientSendTableHierarchy: missing table name for prop 'm_Collision'

I post this here in hopes that someone will know how to fix this. Also when I try to change any settings the game just crashes. This is actually an improvement over yesterday, where the game would just crash after the opening logo with no errors or freezes or anything. It'd just end.

I really hope they open it to PC gamers so more people encounter these issues and it's hopefully fixed before the beta ends on Tuesday so I can play the damn thing.

Now I have higher hopes for it when it actually releases, simply because they are stress testing it before it even comes out. Sure, it won't be the same number as on release day, but it's the best you really can do, so I have the feeling EA finally learned to maybe take a step back from a project for once and just let them do their own thing.

klaynexas3:
Now I have higher hopes for it when it actually releases, simply because they are stress testing it before it even comes out. Sure, it won't be the same number as on release day, but it's the best you really can do, so I have the feeling EA finally learned to maybe take a step back from a project for once and just let them do their own thing.

Titanfall's devs seem to have a lot of sway with Microsoft and EA, I'm guessing ea learned nothing but they are just catering to respawn's wishes.

I promise you, this is only because this is a brand new IP and because they are terrified of having to market a multiplayer-only game at a standard triple-A pricing model (although, having a bunch of YouTubers do your marketing for you wasn't so hard to figure out, I suppose).

Personally I don't see the point in trying to catch a beta-key from Zampella on Twitter if I have already signed up for the Beta on Origin. So it's clear they have enough keys to go around, so why play hard-to-get?

Anyway, I hope this game will be at a nicely reduced price in a few months.

Pain in the ass way of getting into the beta.

That code has been used
That code has been used
That code has been used
That code has been used

Ugh. Screw it.

Hope the PC open beta starts soon....got a code but they sent out xbox one codes again for some reason (after the xbox beta became open) and the ea site isn't working, so cant trade it ><

Steven Bogos:
"Ok, just heard from @jonshiring. His words are 'Let's break it', so the plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!"

So is this the part where we all sit back and try to predict how long it takes until the whole thing crashes?

'cuz I'm personally expecting it to last maybe 24 hours. Usually when the devs say "let's flip the switches and break it", it means the game probably wasn't really ready for that beta, which means it doesn't take very long. Especially if it's a stress test, as this seems to be.

Eh. If I ever get up the effort to sign up and download it, I wouldn't mind giving it a go. It looks rather unique, I'm just not a fan of only twelve player games.

Edit: You may want to update your article. They are no longer accepting PC beta testers.

i got selected and im having a blast with this game. so far no real issues besides maybe not grabbing a ledge/edge, some textures not sharp enough, even when set on highest settings but never the less, a damn awesome game that i even pre ordered it.

I was selected for the Xbox One beta and I've been having a blast! I can understand why they might believe not having a single player would be detrimental to the marketing of Titanfall but this game is bags of fun. And that more than makes up for it. I'm now even more hyped than before! I can also say that the human player count was the right choice - sure the AI is dumb and I've found two enemy AI waiting in a room together just staring each other down - but when the Titans drop in it would be carnage with anymore human players. I know it's been a controversial choice but it's for the better. The only real issue I have had is that the beta is caped to level 14 and reached that in one night, luckily the challenges offer a solid reason to come back and earn some weapon/titan upgrades.

I tried to play Battlefield 4 afterwards and it felt, well, boring!

FinalDream:
I was selected for the Xbox One beta and I've been having a blast! I can understand why they might believe not having a single player would be detrimental to the marketing of Titanfall but this game is bags of fun. And that more than makes up for it. I'm now even more hyped than before! I can also say that the human player count was the right choice - sure the AI is dumb and I've found two enemy AI waiting in a room together just staring each other down - but when the Titans drop in it would be carnage with anymore human players. I know it's been a controversial choice but it's for the better. The only real issue I have had is that the beta is caped to level 14 and reached that in one night, luckily the challenges offer a solid reason to come back and earn some weapon/titan upgrades.

I tried to play Battlefield 4 afterwards and it felt, well, boring!

just reached level 14. pc version.
but agreed. i also saw how some of them are just standing in a room doing nothing. hey, at least something to shoot at :D
also agreed that you want more of it just to reach new unlockables :D

havent touched BF4 yet since im still having some problems, but to be honest, i dont feel like playing it anymore. surely wasted my money on this game :(

BoogieManFL:
Pain in the ass way of getting into the beta.

That code has been used
That code has been used
That code has been used
That code has been used

Ugh. Screw it.

Couldn't agree more. I finally wake up to see this news and check his twitter when I see (7hours ago). Yeah, there's definitely a working key there in those 20 keys.

They should stop working with our feelings and just open it for everyone. That's the point ain't it? To break the servers and see if they can handle the huge influx of people trying to play so Diablo 3 error 37 shouldn't happen all over again.

I actually got my beta key yesterday, just in the process of downloading.

I hope that goes smoothly though, origin and my router don't really see eye to eye. Keeps crashing my entire internet connection.

Longstreet:
I actually got my beta key yesterday, just in the process of downloading.

I hope that goes smoothly though, origin and my router don't really see eye to eye. Keeps crashing my entire internet connection.

wow. funny.
origin and my router get a long even better then steam. i can see my self lucky to reach 1mb/s with steam when downloading, wile with origin i had between 7-9mb/s. so for once i pre ordered it and hope that these 25GB will be downloaded in a few hours.

Metalrocks:

Longstreet:
I actually got my beta key yesterday, just in the process of downloading.

I hope that goes smoothly though, origin and my router don't really see eye to eye. Keeps crashing my entire internet connection.

wow. funny.
origin and my router get a long even better then steam. i can see my self lucky to reach 1mb/s with steam when downloading, wile with origin i had between 7-9mb/s. so for once i pre ordered it and hope that these 25GB will be downloaded in a few hours.

Tell me your secret will ya. I cant download anything for more than 5% before my internet stops working and i gotta reset the router.

Sometimes got this problem with steam every once in a while too, untill i set the download region to sweden and the d/l limit to 2mb.

Longstreet:

Metalrocks:

Longstreet:
I actually got my beta key yesterday, just in the process of downloading.

I hope that goes smoothly though, origin and my router don't really see eye to eye. Keeps crashing my entire internet connection.

wow. funny.
origin and my router get a long even better then steam. i can see my self lucky to reach 1mb/s with steam when downloading, wile with origin i had between 7-9mb/s. so for once i pre ordered it and hope that these 25GB will be downloaded in a few hours.

Tell me your secret will ya. I cant download anything for more than 5% before my internet stops working and i gotta reset the router.

Sometimes got this problem with steam every once in a while too, untill i set the download region to sweden and the d/l limit to 2mb.

Does it just cut out when downloading or just whenever it feels like it? because if its the latter then it may be a problem with the router. Had that problem myself a while ago. Bit annoying really.

Longstreet:

Metalrocks:

Longstreet:
I actually got my beta key yesterday, just in the process of downloading.

I hope that goes smoothly though, origin and my router don't really see eye to eye. Keeps crashing my entire internet connection.

wow. funny.
origin and my router get a long even better then steam. i can see my self lucky to reach 1mb/s with steam when downloading, wile with origin i had between 7-9mb/s. so for once i pre ordered it and hope that these 25GB will be downloaded in a few hours.

Tell me your secret will ya. I cant download anything for more than 5% before my internet stops working and i gotta reset the router.

Sometimes got this problem with steam every once in a while too, untill i set the download region to sweden and the d/l limit to 2mb.

ok, should clarify that i dont have any drops.
i set steam to hong kong (because i moved there) and the speed is still the same as i had in australia.
origin on the other hand had no problem what so ever to switch automatically to chinese. so every time i go to the origin store, its all in chinese but i can switch to english as well.
but generally i had no issues with origin even in australia. download were always faster then on steam.

in your case i would say it might be your area or your provider is not very reliable.

sorry i coulndt really help.

gibboss28:
SNIP

Does it just cut out when downloading or just whenever it feels like it? because if its the latter then it may be a problem with the router. Had that problem myself a while ago. Bit annoying really.[/quote]

Just when downloading from steam of origin. If i use other download sites, like mediafire or certain other sites it works fine, when my dad downloads stuff from news groups nothing happens. But if i try and download shit from steam or origin the power cable spends more time out of the router than in it.

Also happens every once in a while after a long on line gaming session. But not too often.

speaking off titanfall, still not done downloading.

Steven Bogos:
He believes that the beta should hold up fine when it's opened, but that gamers may have trouble finding a server during peak times.

I suppose it's a good thing I won't have much more time to spend in the beta in the coming week, then. Even now that it's still a 'closed' beta, I have loads of trouble staying connected to a server on the West European server anyway. Aside from that, I'll admit the game is pretty fun though. I was skeptical about the bot thing at first, but it's actually an interesting approach. I just wish there were some way to play it offline as well, because you even need to be logged in online to do the training mission.

CriticKitten:

Steven Bogos:
"Ok, just heard from @jonshiring. His words are 'Let's break it', so the plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!"

So is this the part where we all sit back and try to predict how long it takes until the whole thing crashes?

'cuz I'm personally expecting it to last maybe 24 hours. Usually when the devs say "let's flip the switches and break it", it means the game probably wasn't really ready for that beta, which means it doesn't take very long. Especially if it's a stress test, as this seems to be.

It has nothing to do with the game itself, but with the hosting servers. He means he wants to stress test the servers. Which is a really good thing. This will give them the info they need for a smooth go live release

Irridium:
I would love to try this damn thing, but it crashes when I hit "play" with the following error message:

SetupClientSendTableHierarchy: missing table name for prop 'm_Collision'

I post this here in hopes that someone will know how to fix this. Also when I try to change any settings the game just crashes. This is actually an improvement over yesterday, where the game would just crash after the opening logo with no errors or freezes or anything. It'd just end.

I really hope they open it to PC gamers so more people encounter these issues and it's hopefully fixed before the beta ends on Tuesday so I can play the damn thing.

Sounds like a corrupt download. Have you tried simply repairing the game?

Been playing the beta for a while now, and as someone who has really started to loathe the average shooter nowadays, I'd definitely recommend getting in on this.

It's a very different kind of online shooter, and everything just works so well with one another, I'm sold on this being the next "big thing". If this is what online FPS games will be like for next (this?) gen, I'm ready to come out my FPS hibernation.

And seriously, if an online near-future shooter with wallrunning, jetpacks, giant walker mechs, cinematic elements, and a get to the choppa moment at the end of every match doesn't at least peak your interest, nothing will.

Zac Jovanovic:

Irridium:
I would love to try this damn thing, but it crashes when I hit "play" with the following error message:

SetupClientSendTableHierarchy: missing table name for prop 'm_Collision'

I post this here in hopes that someone will know how to fix this. Also when I try to change any settings the game just crashes. This is actually an improvement over yesterday, where the game would just crash after the opening logo with no errors or freezes or anything. It'd just end.

I really hope they open it to PC gamers so more people encounter these issues and it's hopefully fixed before the beta ends on Tuesday so I can play the damn thing.

Sounds like a corrupt download. Have you tried simply repairing the game?

Yep, and now the game just crashes with no error message. I did manage to talk to the game's lead programmer on twitter, though. He said it sounds like my hard disk is failing. So now I'm following up on that.

I'm actually looking a bit forward to the open beta.

I wasn't interested in the game at all, but the recent NorthernLion video has changed my mind quite a bit.

Aaaaaand no 360 beta at all I assume? Due to:
-The 360 version being pushed back and being the last of the versions to be worked on
-Likelihood that the 360 version will be without a doubt the worst of the available versions
-OT: Probably no compensation for "current/last gen" gamers to look forward to either...

*false entitlement grump*

What's the expected launch time for the pc open beta?

cricket chirps:
Aaaaaand no 360 beta at all I assume? Due to:
-The 360 version being pushed back and being the last of the versions to be worked on
-Likelihood that the 360 version will be without a doubt the worst of the available versions
-OT: Probably no compensation for "current/last gen" gamers to look forward to either...

*false entitlement grump*

Respawn isn't even making the 360 verion. Bluepoint Games are doing the 360 port.

Fucking stupid way of handing out beta keys. Every time I try and get one the code has already been used. Why couldn't they just hand them out via e-mail like a normal developer?

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Fucking stupid way of handing out beta keys. Every time I try and get one the code has already been used. Why couldn't then just hand them out via e-mail like a normal developer?

I found a solution to everyone that still needs a key: Just go to customer support and send them a e-mail and request a beta key and you will get one in 2-3h.

All you have to do is contact EA at http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/ asking them for a beta access (be logged in with your origin account). They will add it to your account in about an hour.

Steps:

Select Titanfall from product list
Select the platform - PC obviously
Select topic - Titanfall beta access
Click the "email" link and say that you would like to get BETA access to Titanfall to try it out.

This is the official steps from PCmasterrace from Reddit. Multiple people (including me) confirmed that it works.

DarkhoIlow:

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Fucking stupid way of handing out beta keys. Every time I try and get one the code has already been used. Why couldn't then just hand them out via e-mail like a normal developer?

I found a solution to everyone that still needs a key: Just go to customer support and send them a e-mail and request a beta key and you will get one in 2-3h.

All you have to do is contact EA at http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/ asking them for a beta access (be logged in with your origin account). They will add it to your account in about an hour.

Steps:

Select Titanfall from product list
Select the platform - PC obviously
Select topic - Titanfall beta access
Click the "email" link and say that you would like to get BETA access to Titanfall to try it out.

This is the official steps from PCmasterrace from Reddit. Multiple people (including me) confirmed that it works.

Thanks, I got the same (extremely generic, I was complaining about there not being a confirmation mail when you sign up) mail. Downloading it now, and thank you gentlesir.
Capcha: beans and rice. Hmmmm... Now I'm hungry.

EDIT: aaand I'm getting 3 times the downspeed I should be getting (about 80 mbit instead of 30) Thank you Telfort (my usp)

Elfgore:
Eh. If I ever get up the effort to sign up and download it, I wouldn't mind giving it a go. It looks rather unique, I'm just not a fan of only twelve player games.

Seriously you should give it a go. Even though it is technically twelve human players, each of those players might have a titan trailing after them in AI mode, and then you have the Grunts and Spectres running around. The matches feel a lot bigger than they actually are. Plus the game is FAST, so you won't have time bemoan that it is only 6 v 6.

somethingorother003:
And seriously, if an online near-future shooter with wallrunning, jetpacks, giant walker mechs, cinematic elements, and a get to the choppa moment at the end of every match doesn't at least peak your interest, nothing will.

LOL! The end of match evacuations are a great addition to the gameplay. It adds a whole cat and mouse element. There's nothing worse than finally rounding the corner to where the evac point is to see four titans stomping around it.

So I'm guessing the PC open beta won't be until tomorrow?

Programmed_For_Damage:

LOL! The end of match evacuations are a great addition to the gameplay. It adds a whole cat and mouse element. There's nothing worse than finally rounding the corner to where the evac point is to see four titans stomping around it.

lol. this sure is a nice thing as well. i was once the only survivor in the shuttle while everyone else was still left behind.
but once i was pretty stupid and jumped blindly in to it wile 2 or 3 titans were around shooting me down. but my team were successful as well to shoot it down with few people on board :D

cant wait for the full version to come out.

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