Respawn Entertainemnt has added a new 'Black Market' feature to Titanfall.
The Black Market allows players to purchase Burn Cards and Titan Insignias using Credits - a newly-introduced in-game currency. Credits are earned by playing and wining matches, playing the game every day or completing daily challenges. Credits can also be acquired by discarding (or, in this case 'selling') unwanted Burn Cards.
Players then use credits to by new Burn Cards or Titan Insignias. "The Black Market introduces a set of Titan Insignias that are themed as the official insignias of elite units on both the IMC and Militia," explains designer David Shaver. "Once you unlock them in the Black Market, they will be available with the rest of your Titan Insignias in the Titan Custom Loadout screens."
Packs of random Burn Cards, which offer in-game buffs to temporarily give a player an added edge in battle, can now also be purchased. "Burn Card Packs contain a random Burn Cards each focused on a specific theme. They let you choose the type of Burn Cards you like to use. Need an XP boost? Buy the Time Boost Pack. Just need a few cards for the next match? Grab a Standard Pack which can contain any card in the game," details Shaver.
"The primary goal of Burn Card packs is to give you more choice in the kinds of Burn Cards you get and to fit different play styles. The Cards you get are random, but you get a set of Cards you know you will enjoy using."
The Black Market is only available to players at level 11 and higher, once the Burn Cards menu is unlocked. Level 50 players will receive bonus credits based on the XP they earn in each match.
Shaver goes on to settle concerns that the new Credits system will later lead to micro transactions in Titanfall. "The Black Market does not use micro transactions, the only way to get Credits is by playing the game," he assures.
Respawn recently released new screenshots and information on the next major Titanfall DLC expansion, Frontier's Edge.