It's been a long, long wait, but Titanfall will finally make its PlayStation 4 bow this weekend, as Respawn Entertainment launches Titanfall 2's open multiplayer beta. The sample period will stretch from 19th August through 21st August, and then there'll be a second stress test from 26th August to 28th August.

Initially there'll be two modes and maps for you to try: Bounty Hunt and Pilots vs. Pilots. Amped Hardpoint will be added in the second beta period – a twist on the original Hardpoint which will allow the defending team to double its score. Maps in the beta will include Boomtown, which is set in a secret underground facility, as well the river-split Homestead. Forward Base Kodai will then be added for the second weekend.

Those who download the beta will also be able to try out two new Titans: Ion and Scorch. There'll be plenty of pilot abilities for you to test out, too. Lots to stick your teeth into, then – and EA ain't even making you pre-order. Check out the trailer embedded above, and let us know if you're up for the fight in the comments section.