Tone is a Titan class that is based on the Atlas chassis, with a focus on target-locking weapons and rockets. Her 40mm Tracker Cannon still fires semi-automatic explosive shots, but has been upgraded to acquire partial locks on hostile Titans. Her abilities include Tracker Rockets, which fires rockets at fully locked enemies, Sonar Lock, which reveals enemies in an area and establishes partial lock, and Particle Wall, which places a transparent wall in front of Tone that she can shoot through. Her core ability, Salvo Core, fires a heavy barrage of guided rockets, and will gradually orient toward any target Tone looks at. Targets with a partial lock cannot be fired upon with the guided rockets - a full, 3-ring-segment lock must be achieved for offhand weapons to fire.
Tone is a very effective titan in most combat situations. The 40mm Tracker Cannon does moderate damage against other Titans and can kill most pilots in one shot. It's tracker rockets can inflict large amounts of damage against all titans and can easily destroy its enemies in a short amount of time if manages to repeat this process enough. The Particle Wall can buy Tone a window of time for it inflict damage to other titans without suffering damage itself as Tone must expose itself in order to lock on to and fire rockets at enemies, the cover it provides is invaluable. Sonar Pulse can help scout out enemies that may be nearby and can help prepare for a coming battle or get the drop on an enemy, as well as granting a third of a lock-on. Tone's Salvo Core can inflict a massive amount of damage onto a single target as well suppress a group of enemy titans if outnumbered.
Arguably the most popular and used Titan, Tone is relatively simple to use and can be a threat to all Titans it faces against. It is generally hard to miss other Titan with the 40mm Tracker Cannon given their large size and its ability to use tracker rockets can make short work of enemy titans. However, Tone's weapons are not generally suited for taking out Pilots and cannot use its Tracker Missiles against them. Using the 40mm Tracker Cannon against Pilots is not generally recommended as although it can take them out in one shot, Pilots are generally hard to hit given their small size and speed and trying to kill them with a cannon may leave Tone unprepared for a sudden attack by an enemy Titan. It is instead recommended to use Titan punch if Pilots attempt to get close as it will normally connect and make short work of them.
Tone is most effective in medium range combat and is generally is ill-suited for close-range engagements against Titans such as Ronin or Legion. If cornered it recommended to dash out as soon as possible and try to repel them with the cannon and rockets. This strategy generally works well against Stryder and Atlas class Titans as they will take huge chunks of damage and at times will give players the opportunity to destroy them if they can inflict enough damage. Against one of the Ogre class Titans however, it is recommended to get a bit more distance or fall back if Tone's chassis is too damaged, as Scorch and Legion will normally have enough health to withstand any retaliatory damage Tone could inflict on them and can recover long enough to destroy Tone.
Field Notes Edit
- Tone is arguably the most used Titan in Titanfall 2 due to her effectiveness in medium to long range combat. However, due to her being nerfed several times, her popularity has decreased.
- The locking system makes aiming fairly easy, allowing fairly high and consistent damage output.
- It is the only Titan with the ability to spam its explosive ordinance as Tracker Rockets do not require a charge time like other ordinance.
- When using Salvo Core, lock onto enemy Titans before activating the Core. This will prevent enemies from dodging the mass payload of missiles even of they manage to turn a corner to avoid getting hit.
- Tone is slightly "squishy" (can't take much damage) and you'll have to use Particle Wall very strategically.
- With the Assault Chip installed Enhanced Auto-Tone's accuracy is improved and she can use tracking rockets.
As of Frontier Defense, there are now several different variants of the Tone platform alongside its Prime variant. Standard Tones can be deployed in waves as basic Titan "infantry", though do not utilize their full complement of abilities effectively. Sniper Titans are alternate Tone variants sporting a woodland Camouflage, that tend to hang back and support their offensive elements from afar by suppressing players and the Harvester. In addition, the Tone has replaced the Atlas in the role of Mortar Titan, swapping her Cannon for a Quad Rocket.
- As of December 2016, the Tone was the most popular Titan within the game.
- Tone's Tracker Rockets and Salvo Core tend to uselessly hit obstacles if the target moves behind cover, firing the weapons upwards will allow them to gain altitude before homing in on their target, hopefully clearing any obstacles in the way.
- Not all of Tone's Salvo Core rockets may hit their target before it is destroyed, and the leftover missiles can be directed towards other targets, like an ejecting pilot.
- During the campaign mission "Into The Abyss", before you encounter Ash, you'll encounter a male Tone instead of the usual female Tone defending the evacuation point for a squad of Grunts from Prowlers.
- Tone's Termination is to leap on top of the enemy Titan, rip the pilot out of the cockpit and fling it into the air before shooting it with her 40mm Tracker Cannon. With an autotitan, she merely leaps onto the Titan and smashes the cockpit in.
- With Tone’s termination, enemy pilots can be killed if they are within the firing line of her 40mm tracker cannon as she shoots, though this is very rare.
- Tone's Prime execution is to backhand the weapon out of the Titan's hands, shoot the Titan twice with the 40mm Tracker Cannon, then jam it into the cockpit and fire one more time, and then uses it to fling the Titan to the other side of her before finishing it off with a Tracking Rocket payload.
- Tone's OS is voiced by Jocelyn Blue.
- A model for Tone was developed for inclusion in the game Titanfall: Assault, however, the Titan has yet to be officially announced for inclusion in the game.