Is Titanfall 2, Worth Playing in 2023?

Titanfall 2 remains one of the greatest FPS in the history of the genre and is a testament to why a poorly chosen launch window can greatly hinder the success of a near-perfect title. - BHReviews

Points of Interest.

the Lowdown
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Price: $29.99
Release Date: 28 October 2016
Supported Modes:


The Titanfall 2 community, regardless of platform, is very passionate about Titanfall 2 and has stuck with it through good times and bad, meaning even the worse veteran will be vastly more skilled than a player who only just began to play, this disparity in skill, however, does close in time, and even casual players will quickly become competitive with enough practice.

Unfortunately, this initial skill gap can make the community appear difficult to break into for new players; however, a constant stream of new players ensures there is still room for new players to learn, even as Titanfall 2 approaches its 7th birthday.

Like all competitive shooters, there is a toxic element to the community. Still, it is very mild compared to other franchises, such as Battlefield or Call of Duty. It is mostly limited to less patient veteran players venting about “noobs” and new players falsely accusing skilled veterans of being cheaters due to their near “god-like” knowledge of each map and weapon.


9th Gen Performance.

While Titanfall 2 has not received a native client on either the Xbox Series X|S or PS5, that doesn’t mean it cannot take advantage of the additional power provided by both consoles premium consoles offering 4k/60 fps and Xbox Series X|S going a step further by allowing players to enable Fps boost, allowing console users to experience Titanfall 2 at 120 fps for the first time.


Despite being a multiplayer-focused title, Titanfall 2 offers players one of the most beloved campaign experiences in the first-person shooter genre, with many recommending Titanfall 2 for its single-player campaign alone.

Having played the campaign, I share this sentiment, it is one of the best the genre has ever given us, and I recommend it even to those who have no intention to participate in the multiplayer offerings, especially with how readily available and affordable Titanfall 2 is in 2023.


Titanfall 2 FAQ

Are The Developers Active?

Respawn Entertainment are certainly active in the Titanfall Universe due to the continual success of Apex Legends; however, Titanfall 2 has received no content updates since December 2017, which saw the release of Operation Endeavour.

Much to the disappointment of the Titianfall community, this final update was relatively lacklustre, with only six new Elite Warpaints being made for purchase, in addition to two new Christmas-themed Banners and various balance changes.


Is Titanfall 2 Dead?

Due to the widespread popularity of Game Pass and EA Play and its inclusion as a PS Plus title in December 2019, Titanfall 2 continues to do very well on all platforms despite its mediocre launch and lack of development.

Matchmaking is near-instant for popular modes at peak hours, with less popular modes and off-peak hours seeing matchmaking times of around 9o seconds, which is exceptionally quick for a title approaching its 7th birthday.

Titanfall 2 has suffered from widespread networking issues and DDOS attacks for over two years, which can sometimes result in matchmaking difficulties on PC and, to a lesser degree, on the console. - BHReviews


How Many People Play Titanfall 2?

While exact player numbers are unknown, Titanfall 2 on Steam regularly peaks at over 10000 players as of January 2023.

What We Do Know.

  • PC: Steam and Origin users share the same servers, and Titanfall 2 is available as part of PC Game Pass and EA Play (formerly Origin Basic).
  • Playstation: Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 users share the same servers, and Titanfall 2 is available as part of EA Play and has been previously given away as a Ps Plus title.
  • Xbox: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S users share the same servers, and Titanfall 2 is available as part of Xbox Game Pass and EA Play.

Is Cross-Platform Multiplayer Supported?

Titanfall 2 supports:

  • Cross-Generational Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Generational Parties.

Is There Group Finding/ Matchmaking Support?

Titanfall 2 supports:

  • Solo Matchmaking.
  • Group Matchmaking.

Are There In-Game Microtransactions?

The Titanfall 2 in-game store sells:

  • Cosmetic Items.
  • Cosmetic Item Bundles.
  • Starter Packs.
  • Pay for Convenience Items.

What Peripherals Are Supported?

  • Console – Controller.
  • Console – Mouse and Keyboard.
  • PC – Controller.
  • PC – Mouse and Keyboard.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Titanfall 2 is rated PEGI 18 and contains the following:

  • Bad Language.
  • Gore
  • Violence

Image credit Titanfall 2 - Published by Electronic Arts and developed by Respawn Entertainment.

Final Verdict.

Titanfall 2 is the whole package; there is so little wrong with Titanfall 2 it’s hard to find any single element that could be improved, phenomenal graphics, fast-paced and, more importantly, well-balanced combat, a wide variety of modes encompassing pvp, pvpve, and pve, a decent selection of maps, each Titan is both overpowered and easily countered at the same time, the skill of the player is what determines if the walking wall of steel and death is your obituary or next triumph.

The combat is simple to pick up yet offers a very high ceiling, allowing players to become a master of their chosen Titan and Loadout.

And the most important reason why it is so good is very simple; it’s just plain fun; who doesn’t want to ride about in a mech suit and pummel other mechs with heavy weaponry and, at times, resort to a straight-out Titan boxing match?

Each of the six Titans in Titanfall 2 plays differently, and this allows for a wide range of playstyles; from the damage-focused Ronin to the more defensive Ion, there is something for everyone, and each Titan is worth trying out; perhaps you will enjoy playing Scorch and setting players alight?

Between its core player base, the renewed interest in the Titanfall franchise due to Apex Legends Season 9, and Titanfall 2 availability on both Xbox Game Pass and EA Play, the continued viability of matchmaking is ensured for years to come.

Bluntly Honest Reviews has given "Titanfall 2" a rating of 10/10, indicating that it is genre-defining and essentially unmissable. While it may not be 100% perfect, it comes close, and the average gamer is likely to both enjoy and recommend it to others.