Towering over the battlefield, Titans are the advanced battle mechs that are featured as a unique gameplay factor in Titanfall. Titans were designed and manufactured by Hammond Robotics. However, it is implied that the Militia is also capable of manufacturing them. The Militia attacked while the Stryder Titan was being tested and this presumably led to the Militia being able to deploy them.
At the beginning of each match, a countdown displays the time remaining for the Titan to be built and prepared for Titanfall. The wait time can be reduced by racking up kills or damaging titans. Once the Titan is ready, players can call it in at a place where there are no overhead obstructions. The Titan will then be dropped on the designated area. A Dome Shield will surround the dropped Titan for a few seconds.
Pilots can enter a Titan from the front, from behind, and from above. Depending on the pilot's position, when pressing the button to enter, the pilot will either be picked up by the Titan and placed in the safety of the cockpit or enter the Titan through a hatch. Pilots see the outside world through a segmented display and can exit or eject from the Titan at any time. When the pilot is absent from the cockpit, Titans are presided over by an AI and can be set to either follow the pilot or guard a position, engaging enemy targets automatically.
Titans are able to wield a multitude of weaponry and possess the ability to dash, sprint, and sidestep. Titans are also capable of melee attacking without the use of a special weapon and can rip the pilot out of doomed Titans.
After taking enough damage, the Titan will be doomed. Before his Titan is destroyed, the pilot has the option to pull an eject lever. Pilots will then have to wait another few minutes before calling another one.
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