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Start playing the Titanfall 2 open beta weekend now

The first weekend of the Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test has begun. You should be able to find it free in your console's online store, but here are the instructions from developer Respawn if you need a little more guidance.

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Players will be able to try out the Bounty Hunt and Pilots vs. Pilots modes as well as Amped Hardpoint, which was originally going to stay locked until next weekend. It sounds like you'll still have to wait to try the Forward Base Kodai map, though you can still play on Boomtown and Homestead.

The first session of the tech test will go through Sunday, and the second will pick up on Friday, August 26, and conclude on Sunday, August 28. Then you'll just have to wait until Titanfall 2 comes out on October 28 to play more (unless you have EA Access, then you can play it a little earlier).

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