In a rather unprecedented move for this day and age (especially as far as the sometimes-less-than-consumer-friendly publisher Electronic Arts is concerned), Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Titanfall 2 won’t have a Season Pass and that all of its substantial post-launch DLC will be free for all players.
In a new post on the official Titanfall 2 blog, Respawn talked about the many different elements that make Titanfall 2 different than most other shooter games, and one of those elements is the fact that all of the game’s post-launch DLC (which includes new multiplayer maps, modes, and more) will be completely free.
There is no Season Pass for Titanfall 2 because Respawn is choosing not to charge extra money for its upcoming DLC, a refreshing stance to take considering how many big-name publishers like to gouge potential buyers with pricey Season Passes on top of a game’s $60 asking price.
Respawn says that it doesn’t want to divide Titanfall 2’s multiplayer community between those who paid for DLC maps and those who didn’t, a lesson it likely learned from the original Titanfall, which had both a Season Pass and three different DLC map packs.
While Respawn has also hinted at the possibility of Titanfall 2 containing cosmetic microtransaction items, there has been no official confirmation as of yet. Even if that ends up being the case, it’s certainly a better alternative to the expensive map packs and paywall-restricted gameplay features found in other major titles.
For more on Titanfall 2, which releases tomorrow, October 28th, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, be sure to check out our previous coverage of the game’s official launch trailer.