DLC maps being free helps, but that's not all there is to it. Among the areas of improvement in Titanfall 2 is its matchmaking, which should now be faster, make better matches, and generally be easier to understand. That's according to a blog post and video above by Respawn server engineer Mike Kalas, who laid out the various problems with Titanfall's matchmaking before explaining what's been changed. These issues cropped up in a number of ways. Players' skill ratings were updated match-to-match, but this was largely based on wins or losses and couldn't dictate what games they ended up in without that player backing out of a match.
Respawn explains why it took CTF out of Titanfall and how it's bringing it back
Titanfall: The Kotaku Review
The development team at Respawn Entertainment working on Titanfall says that it is aiming to offer long-term support for the shooter, but that it can only do so as long as the players continue to remain engaged with the title on all platforms on which it is available. Vince Zampella, one of the leaders of the studio, tells Eurogamer that the company is at the moment satisfied with the number of gamers who are playing, although there are some concerns. On PC it started off really strong and it's starting to dip a little bit now more than we expected. We're looking at that. What are the reasons? Is it something we're doing wrong?
The multiplayer season pass is almost dead, this is how For Honor and Titanfall 2 are killing it
The Lore of Apex Legends is connected to the larger Titanfall universe. It is set a few years after the end of the Frontier War, the conflict featured heavily in both Titanfall 1 and 2. But liberation can come at a cost: the Frontier worlds were left barren by the war, and promised aid dwindled to nothing.
You could still stumble upon them in the game's Variety mode, but you couldn't choose to play just either of them if you wanted. At the time, Respawn explained that it removed the modes because not enough people were playing them, which led to poor user experiences. Today, it posted a much more detailed explanation, and also how it's going to bring the modes back into the game. This is a bad experience for the user, and so we had to look at how we fix it.