Article written by Girls on Games collaborator, Catherine Dumont.
Big week for Respawn. Following the launch of Titanfall’s first DLC, Expedition, on May 15th, the companion app has dropped alongside.
It offers what most have come to expect with companion apps, such as a comprehensive round-up of personal in-game stats, including last game summary and challenges. It also showcases a live, interactive minimap functional during a game; however, +10 to dexterity is needed while using it. Unless you’re a multitasking ninja, the live minimap isn’t easy to maneuver while hunting down enemy pilots or taking on the Titans. Yet, it can come in handy when planning your attack in more strategic game modes, such as Capture The Flag or Last Titan Standing. Most notably, it contains a more in-depth look at the game’s lore and universe; a feature lacking in Titanfall’s campaign. It also provides a mini strategy guide and combat tips useful for both newcomers and veterans to the game.
Right now, it connects only with the Xbox One version of game and is available on Android, Windows phone, iOS, and Windows 8 devices. But hey, it’s free; so get it.