This guide will show you how to use, and get the most out of, the new battery system in Titanfall 2. Titanfall 2 brings with it a host of changes for the multiplayer, one of which is a new battery system for the Titans. Titans no longer drop into battle with an Overshield. Instead, you have to earn that capability in Titanfall 2 through the use of batteries. Read on to learn how to put batteries to use.
How a Titan’s Health Works
Though you might feel invincible when in a Titan, the reality is your Titan can only withstand a certain amount of damage before you have to eject. The amount of damage you can withstand is shown at the top of your screen in the form of a blue bar. This blue bar is your Titan’s health pool and once it hits zero, your Titan is no more.
A Titan’s health cannot regenerate over time, so you will need to pay close attention to how much damage you are receiving. Thankfully, you can give your Titan a shield through the use of a battery. Be careful, however, as the shield is also unable to regenerate of its own accord, but it can be refilled through the use of additional batteries.
As with most shooters, in Titanfall it’s important to remember that fleeing from a battle is better than being bull-headed and over-staying your welcome. Retreat, set up a defensive perimeter, and slot another battery into your Titan to give it another shield.
How to Get Batteries
Thankfully, you’re not limited to one avenue of gaining batteries in Titanfall 2. First, you are able to use the new Boost mechanic to gain a free battery. The Boost you’re looking for is called Battery Backup Boost. However, this also means giving up a potentially more powerful Boost, so weigh the sacrifice before using this method. It's a good idea to take your time and understand the different Boosts and what they do.
You can also find batteries during a battle, which is handy if you dislike the idea of giving up a Boost. To find them, keep an eye on your HUD for a green diamond. Whenever a green diamond appears, you will be able to head to that location, clear out the area and retrieve the battery.
Another riskier method of gaining additional batteries is to ride a Titan on the other team. Using the rodeo mechanic, you will be able to steal batteries from your opponents. This obviously has its own risks, as you’ll have to get uncomfortably close to enemy Titans.
The new battery system in Titanfall 2 is a healthy change of pace and allows pilots to not feel useless whenever they don’t have a Titan. At the same time, it gives you a good means of constant survival and a guaranteed way of keeping your Titan healthy. If you followed this guide, you should now know how to get batteries for your Titan, whether it’s stealing from the enemy, using a Boost, or heading to the green icons on your HUD.