Titanfall 2

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Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 cover
Developers
Respawn Entertainment
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Source[1]
Release dates
Windows October 28, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 89
Taxonomy
Genres Vehicle combat
Vehicles Robot
Series Titanfall
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General information

Official forums
Official Titanfall Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Origin
Windows
Amazon.com
Origin
Windows
Gamesplanet
Origin
Windows
Humble Store
Origin
Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Ultimate Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM. Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM has been removed as of March 2017.[2]

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost One-time purchase of "Jump Start Pack" unlocks all Titan and character's tactical abilities and grants 500 Credits and 10 "XP x2" tokens.
Cosmetic Skins for weapons, characters and Titans.
Currency Credits can be earned only through gameplay.
Free-to-grind Credits earned through playing can be used to permanently unlock weapons, skins, executions and abilities for both Titans and characters.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -novid command line argument
Alternately, move or delete the video files[3]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\r2\media\.
  2. Move or delete the following files: ea.bik, all legal_*.bik files, menu_act01.bik, respawn.bik.
Deleting menu_act01.bik isn't necessary, but game will boot faster and exit to menus faster.

Game data[edit]

In-game advanced HUD settings.
In-game advanced HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall2\profile\profile.cfg
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall2\local\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1237970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall2\profile\savegames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1237970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Game acquired from Steam will launch via Origin and uses Origin's Cloud Saves

Video[edit]

In-game video settings
In-game video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed to 16:9 when using 4:3 or 5:4 resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes and loading screens are pillarboxed 16:9. Certain resolutions may require update to configuration file.
4K Ultra HD
Certain resolutions may require update to configuration file.
Field of view (FOV)
70-110°. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Certain windowed resolutions may require update to configuration file.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use the -window -noborder command line arguments
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TSAA, MSAA(2x, 4x & 8x), SMAA. Also supports Adaptive Supersampling: "Dynamically raises rendering resolution if the game is running faster than the target framerate." Option is unavailable if resolution exceeds 16K either horizontally or vertically.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled, Double/Triple buffered, Dynamic and Nvidia Adaptive (Half-refresh) V-Sync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Up to 144 fps by default. (Unlocked with +fps_max unlimited or v-sync enabled in game and disabled in driver) Note: Increases reported FPS, but does not appear to increase visual smoothness.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Resolution[edit]

Certain resolutions under Graphics settings may not be selectable even when not using Nvidia DSR or AMD VSR, such as anything higher than 1920 horizontal pixels by 1080 vertical pixels.
Users with NVIDIA graphics cards that support GeForce Experience can use the game optimization feature and configuration in GeForce Experience to update the resolution.
Set to unlisted resolution[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open videoconfig.txt.
  3. Change setting.defaultres value to the desired horizontal resolution.
  4. Change setting.defaultresheight value to the desired vertical resolution.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set max to 120[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open profile.cfg.
  3. Change cl_fovScale value to 1.70.

FPS limit[edit]

Cap framerate
Recommended to reduce CPU and GPU heat.
Some driver utilities won't work with the game. This can be done via command line.
  1. Open Origin client, go to Game Library
  2. Right-click Titanfall 2, select game properties > advanced launch options
  3. Copy +FPS_max 75 and paste(must use ctrl+v) into Command Line Arguments box. Change 75 if desired.

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[7]
  1. Open Origin client, go to Game Library.
  2. Right-click Titanfall 2, select game properties > advanced launch options.
  3. Copy +exec autoexec.cfg and paste into Command Line Arguments box.
  4. Go to <path-to-game>\r2\cfg and create a file called autoexec.cfg.
  5. Paste bindtoggle f3 dof_enable, then save file.

Notes

Depth of field is re-activated after every match: hence the keybind, in order to deactivate it again.
Toggle in-game with the F3 key. Replace f3 with another key to change keybind.
Disables depth of field for weapons. Also disables ADS and cinematic depth of field

SMAA[edit]

Lots of jaggies even on MSAA 8x. This injected form will smooth edges better, and give crisper picture than TSAA.
SMAA Anti-Aliasing with ReShade
  1. Disable Origin in-game overlay.
  2. Download custom ReShade preset.
  3. Extract archive contents to <path-to-game>\bin\x64_retail.

Notes

Use Home to toggle chromatic aberration on or off.
ReShade is compatible with game's anti-cheat, but use at own risk if you use online.

Input[edit]

In-game controls settings
In-game controls settings

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[8]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Background sounds are only captioned during dialogues.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Region locked to Polish and Russian in Poland. Changing language to any other languages is impossible.[9]
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Uses cloud servers and bare metal.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Titanfall 2.
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot select higher resolution than native one when using Nvidia DSR or AMD VSR[edit]

Set resolution in videoconfig.txt[10]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall2\local\videoconfig.txt
  2. Modify setting.defaultres and setting.defaultresheight to the desired resolution width and height, and save the file.
  3. The game should now run at the selected resolution.
Please note changing video settings in-game will reset the resolution to whatever is selected in the game menu.

Game too dark or (with higher brightness) colors are washed out[edit]

Titanfall 2 only lets you adjust brightness, not gamma level.
Use external injector[11]

Use an external tool such as SweetFX (function "Lift Gamma Gain") to increase the gamma level of the image.

Selecting Video settings in game causes crash or Titanfall 2 only launches in windowed mode[edit]

Because of Desktop Scaling in Windows 10, Titanfall 2 has difficulty running in Full-screen mode and/or crashes when going into Video Settings.
In Nvidia Control Panel, under "Adjust desktop size and position", either select "no scaling" or put "Perform scaling" on GPU.

Now the game should launche in Fullscreen mode without crashing and you can use the in-game video settings menu without crashes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

Command line parameters[edit]

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
-novid Disables intro videos
-high Force Titanfall to launch as a high priority process
-noborder Removes the border around the window
-window Runs the game in windowed mode (use with the above for real borderless)
-fullscreen Runs the game in fullscreen mode
+showfps_enabled X 1 Enables a simple FPS counter at the top-right of the screen
2 Enables a large debug graph that displays FPS, frame times, CPU wait time and average high/low FPS
+cl_showfps X 1 Enables a small alternate FPS counter at the top-right of the screen
2 Enables a small alternate FPS counter in the top-left
+cl_showpos 1 Displays player name, position, angle, and velocity information on the top-left of the screen
+m_rawinput 1 Raw mouse input, may fix mouse lag (or may have no effect[12])
-nomenuvid 1 Disables looping video on the main menu
-automatchmake Launches multiplayer as soon as the game connects to the servers
-width Specify resolution width. Game crashes if less than 800
-height Specify resolution height. Game crashes if less than 600

Enable Quicksave and Quickload[edit]

Modify custom.cfg[13]
  1. Create a cfg file named custom.cfg in <path-to-game>\r2\cfg\
  2. Paste the following code into custom.cfg and save
bind "f5" "save save1"
bind "f9" "load save1"

3. Use +exec custom.cfg as a commandline argument parameter

Notes

These commands can be bound to any keys, not just f5 and f9, and the save file can have any name, just not savegame as that's the default autosave or checkpoint file name.
Despite "checkpoint saved" being shown upon each quicksave, quicksaving and quickloading is independent from the checkpoint/respawn system.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1237970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1237970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. E3 2016: Respawn Talks Content Variety, Reworked Engine in Titanfall 2 - Hardcore Gamer - last accessed on 2016-10-23
    "On Titanfall we started with the Source engine; we replaced the renderer, we replaced the audio system, we replaced the net code. What we have now is very different from that. We have stuck with the Titanfall engine, but we did a lot of rendering improvements.There has been a whole bunch of areas where we make big changes to the engine, so there’s not a lot of Source left; we continue to rip out chunks and rewrite chunks and make it do exactly what we want to get out of this engine, and get the performance what we’re looking for."
  2. dsogaming.com - Titanfall 2 developer hopes that pirates will enjoy the SP and buy the game for its MP mode - last accessed on 2017-07-21
  3. Verified by User:Aday on 2018-11-10
  4. https://www.reddit.com/r/titanfall/comments/5giiux/psa_you_can_disable_the_144fps_cap_with_a_mixture/
  5. titanfall 2 resolution issue - last accessed on 2016-10-01
  6. Titanfall 2 - WSGF - last accessed on 2017-02-08
  7. TF2 - Disabling Depth of Field : titanfall - last accessed on 2018-11-10
  8. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  9. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2021-09-04
    Copy bought on Origin itself. May apply to keys as well, based on experiences from Battlefield: Hardline and Need for Speed Payback.
  10. Titanfall 2 Graphics, Performance & Tweaking Guide | GeForce
  11. reddit.com - (PC) Is there a way to remove film grain effect ? : titanfall - last accessed on 2017-07-21
  12. Reddit comment by dev about launch options
  13. Youtube - how to setup quicksaves in titanfall 2