The capture the flag mode is back in the PC version of Titanfall. Respawn had removed the CTF playlist from from the PC version of the multiplayer shooter last week due to low player counts. Since less than 1% of the PC population played Titanfall’s CTF mode, the game’s matchmaking service, codenamed Stryder, was having issues finding suitable games and players were experiencing “overlong” wait times. Respawn moved CTF into the “Variety” playlist which bundled together all the game’s modes into a random shuffle. Unfortunately, this meant CTF fans would have to accept whatever game mode came up until a CTF round started. After a week of gamer outcry, Respawn has moved CTF back into its own playlist. The blog update sums up the new matchmaking strategy.
If you’re searching for 5 minutes without starting a game, Stryder will eventually widen your search to include neighboring continents. This means you might end up in a game with a much higher ping than you’re used to, but as players pointed out; playing is preferred to not playing at all!
The Pilot Hunter mode, which was also removed from its separate playlist last week, remains in Variety mode.