Titanfall Introducing Currency System and Black Market
Written Thursday, July 24, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Respawn is introducing a currency system to Titanfall, which will allow players to buy Burn Card packs and Titan Insignia. However, the studio insists that the move will not pave the way for microtransactions.
Players will be able to earn credits by completing or winning matches, earning their first victory of the day, meeting daily challenges, selling burn cards and earning XP past level 50. These credits can then be spent in the Black Market.
“The Frontier may be rich in resources, but it’s also rich with conflict,” says Respawn. “As a Pilot, you want to be prepared for anything, and sometimes, standard issue just isn’t enough to get the job done. Sometimes, you need to look elsewhere for an edge. Welcome to the seedy underbelly of the Frontier, Pilot – The Black Market.”
“The Black Market collects and sells the Frontier’s most sordid items like packs of random Burn Cards and Titan Insignias. Don’t ask where we got them. You don’t want to know.”
The Black Market is available at level 11 and once you’ve opened the Burn Card menu and is available after you regenerate, says Respawn. Further items may be added to the Black Market, but Respawn “can’t say exactly what they are at this time.”
So all of this seems perfect for a move into the murky world of microtransactions, right? Well not according to designer David Shaver. Credits earned in-game will be the only way to purchase Black Market goods.
“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,” said Shaver.
“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.”
There’s more details below, courtesy of titanfall.com.
The Black Market introduces a set of Titan Insignias that are themed as the official insignias of elite units on both the IMC and Militia. Once you unlock them in the Black Market, they will be available with the rest of your Titan Insignias in the Titan Custom Loadout screens.
Burn Card Packs contain a random Burn Cards each focused on a specific theme. They let you choose the type of Burn Cards you like to use. Need an XP boost? Buy the Time Boost Pack. Just need a few cards for the next match? Grab a Standard Pack which can contain any card 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 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.