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Capture the Flag playlist returning to Titanfall PC following complaints

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Posted on May 26, 2014 AT 04:30am

Respawn Entertainment has announced that the Capture the Flag playlist will be returning to Titanfall following complaints from players about its removal.

“Last week we made some changes to the Titanfall playlists on PC and since then many members of the community have expressed their disappointment with our decision,” the developer wrote. “The reality is that less than 1% of the player base was even trying to play CTF, let alone actually able to get in to a game.

“With that few players attempting to connect, our matchmaking would just sit there, spinning forever, waiting to find a game to play. This is a bad experience for the user, and so we had to look at how we fix it.”

To help fix the issues that caused the playlist to be removed in the first place, the developer is introducing wider region searches to matchmaking. “If you’re searching for 5 minutes without starting a game, Stryder will eventually widen your search to include neighboring continents. This means you might end up in a game with a much higher ping than you’re used to, but as players pointed out; playing is preferred to not playing at all!”

Respawn is also offering “a last resort measure” to help ensure that lobbies are balanced before a game starts. During the lobby countdown if teams are unbalanced, say 6v4, then the system will automatically even the teams out to 5v5, while avoiding breaking up parties.

“Beyond this, we’re working on new game modes, riffs on existing game modes, Hashtag matchmaking, and more,” the developer added. “We plan to keep the playlist selection of Titanfall fresh and fun, with engaging new ways to play and switch-ups to old favorites.”

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