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  • Acclaimed Flop: Although the game received stellar reviews and is considered to be better than the first Titanfall game, it sold less than its predecessor. Many analysts and pundits blame lackluster sales for several factors like competition from Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, fan backlash from first Titanfall game, and mediocre marketing.
  • Colbert Bump: After Respawn released Apex Legends set in the same universe, players have started to trickle back in to Titanfall 2 to see if it's as good as its proponents say.
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  • Dueling Works: With Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare - both titles, released within ten days of each other, revolve around an interstellar war between a politically-potent group of first-world nations/planets and a less-developed frontier that is attempting to gain independence, similar to the "Alliance Vs. Browncoats" conflict from Firefly. Both franchises are the products of the same minds - Jason West and Vince Zampella built Call of Duty for Infinity Ward before leaving to found Respawn Entertainment. The fact that Titanfall places players on the side of La Résistance, whereas Infinite Warfare takes the perspective of The Federation becomes amusing.
  • Fan Nickname
    • "Ace", for when a player manages to single-handedly kill the entire enemy team in Live Fire.
    • "Charging Star": The tactic of advancing and using a Scorch-class Titan's "Flame Shield" offensively is often called this as a reference to the same-named "Hyper Combo" used by the character in his Capcom vs. Whatever appearances.
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    • "Spicy Boys" or "Spicy Bois": A moniker for "Ticks" from some players who have taken a liking to them in Competitive Multiplayer for the game.
    • "Papa Scorch", a reference to the Titan class and its specialty; likely based on the "Papa Johns" American pizza chain.
  • Off-the-Shelf FX: Played with (since the developers clearly has enough budget and time to make do with) - according to Respawn's blog and some interviews, the Titans and Pilots were first designed by scratch-building kitbashing models as the base.
  • Promoted Fanboy
    • Experienced Titanfall player "FrothyOmen" was sponsored by publishers Electronic Arts to create the "Pilot School" video series for Titanfall 2.
    • After Titanfall 2 player "Gamesager" achieved the fastest time at a promotional event, Respawn Entertainment added his name to the top of the gauntlet leaderboard in the Tutorial Level of the campaign.
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  • Screwed by the Network: Subverted - it was believed Electronic Arts made the decision of releasing this game one week after Battlefield 1; one week later, Infinite Warfare launched, whom many suspected was the target the publisher intended Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 to compete against. As a result, the game suffered disappointing sales (even less than its predecessor) and left the future of the series unclear. Once Electronic Arts acquired Respawn Entertainment, the theory the former deliberately set up Titanfall 2 to become an Acclaimed Flop, leading to the developer's purchase, was widespread. However, Respawn reiterated they were the ones who set the launch date for Titanfall 2, not Electronics Arts.
  • The Other Darrin: Sarah Briggs was played by Respawn Entertainment's own community manager, Abbie Heppe, in the first game. While Heppe is still credited as providing motion capture acting for the Sequel, she was replaced by actual voice actor Jolene Anderson.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Gamepedia Titanfall Wiki and Wikia Titanfall Wiki.
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