Monarch’s Reign is the next drop and it will be available on 5/30! You’ll have to wait until 5/25 for the trailer where we’ll show you all this stuff in action but for now let’s break down what you’re getting.
New Titan: Monarch
Monarch is a mid-range Vanguard-class Titan that can upgrade itself on the battlefield through her unique Upgrade Core. Pilots select a path of upgrades and try to survive long enough to reach her final form.
Monarch’s design is based on the salvaged, badly burnt remains of two Vanguard-class Titans recovered by the IMC from the Battle of Typhon. While the Vanguard-class was designed by the Militia for armed recon deep behind enemy lines, the IMC’s mandate for Monarch focused on flexibility through survival and support options, to serve many operational roles.
Although Vinson Dynamics* was unable to reverse-engineer and replicate key aspects of the original Vanguard design, they brought their own R&D innovations when creating Monarch. One of these innovations is her Upgrade Core, which allows her to improve her combat abilities during a battle, based on options set by her Pilot. Monarch also has an impressive ability to draw power from enemy Titans to recharge her own shields, or the shields of her friendly Titans.
Despite the IMC and Vinson Dynamics’ efforts to maintain secrecy, several shipments of early Monarch production variants invariably leaked onto the black market, allowing mercenary Pilots and independent manufacturers across the Frontier to discover her true potential.
We’ll be sharing more details and showing her in action soon.
New Prime Titans [purchasable]
Behold: Ronin and Tone Prime
New map: Relic
Set among the old wreck of the IMC carrier IMS Odyssey, Relic is a worksite where Pilots have created clever wall running routes by hanging pieces of the wreckage between buildings. The map consists of the wreck of the Odyssey in the center of the map that splits the two town areas.
Created with frontlines in mind, the gameplay is all about assaulting and controlling the center and engaging in firefights from the great viewpoints of the ship against the varied defensible positions in the Town.
Map Update: Crashsite
We worked on a collision pass for Crashsite, fixing around 100 instances of getting bumped, bonked, stuck or tripped up. During the clean-up, we also wanted to experiment with more mobility options. To that end we’ve added 8 ziplines to get around the map faster and a few more wallrunning locations.
Nessie approved these changes.
Now You See Me [Cloak]
– I’d explain this one but let’s wait for the trailer to really show this off.
New Purchasable Store Content:
– Nose art
To celebrate the release of a brand new Titan and those sexy Primes, Titan Brawl will make its grand return to the Featured Mode spot on 5/30 and we’ll be giving double XP for all modes. Some time after the patch, we’ll also be introducing some major balancing changes that we’ll be experimenting with in the Featured Mode spot as well. Player feedback will be crucial as we decide next steps. We’ll announce when we make the update and want lots of players to check it out! We’re looking forward to hearing what you think.
SwordBreaker23 Enjoys some play on words with his vision on BT aka B-tea [reddit link]
We really enjoyed running into this fanart from Team Wreckloose, as it looks like they put 100% love into it.
But sometimes, all you have is pencil and paper as your Art-tool. Christianandrew117 shows us his mastery of them Art-tools.
Now to switch it up, We do enjoy our cosplay, but Kelvin_oh89 takes it to the next level in this photo. [reddit link]
And finally, for those who love to run the gauntlet, Thoreaufare makes us all look inferior. Also points to the music choice.