Respawn Entertainment has announced that it will be adding a new “Black Market” to Titanfall along with an in-game currency with Update #5, and has also slapped an official release date on the upcoming Frontier’s Edge DLC.
The Black Market allows players to purchase new Insignias and packs of Burn Cards. A new set of Insignias based on official insignias of elite units on both the IMC and Militia will be available to purchase once the update goes live, and once unlocked in the Black market they will be available to use on the custom loadout screen.
As for the Burn Card Packs, these will all be focused on a specific theme, so if you need a specific Burn Card you can simply pick up a pack that stands a high chance of containing that card, such as XP boosts in the Time Boost Pack. The Standard Pack can contain any Burn Card currently in the game.
“The primary goal of Burn Card packs is to give you more choice in the kinds of Burn Cards you get and to fit different play styles,” the developer explained. “The Cards you get are random, but you get a set of Cards you know you will enjoy using. Do you like using Ordnance more than Tactical Abilities? Sell the Ability Cards for Credits and buy an Ordnance Pack!”
Update #5 also introduces a new form of currency to the game known as “Credits,” this will be used to purchase items from the Black Market and can be earned in the following ways:
- Match Victory
- Match Completion
- First Victory of the Day
- Completing Daily Challenges
- Selling Burn Cards
- At level 50, a percentage of the XP you earn will be converted into Credits
Of course by this point you’re probably all fearing that this is one step away from microtransactions being added to the game, well don’t worry, because Respawn has promised that won’t happen.
“With the introduction of an in-game currency, some may worry that the next step is that we will let players spend real-world money to get an edge in the game. We have stated several times that Titanfall will not have micro-transactions. Fear not, for we plan to keep that promise – NO MICROTRANSACTIONS! The only way to get Credits is by playing the game!”
Update #5 will go live on July 31 alongside Titanfall‘s next DLC pack, Frontier’s Edge, that adds three new multiplayer maps to the game.