Frequently asked questions
A: Northstar runs separate from official servers and progress does not carry over.
However your progress on official servers is not lost, so running vanilla client after playing on Northstar you should be back to your old level on official servers.
These two errors can commonly be fixed for the average user by following the guide here. "Invalid Master Server Token" can also be caused by the Northstar master server being offline, however this is normally not the cause of the error.
Most of the time, this is due to the fact that EA App's default install location is read-only, which does not allow for Northstar to write logs in that location, and commonly doesn't allow mod managers to properly install mods. You can fix it by following the default EA location section
A: AI does work! Custom maps however will take time. Possibly a lot of time, don't ask for an ETA.
A: Due to the way Northstar works, you sadly cannot just create a private match and invite a friend via Steam/Origin. Instead you'll have to host a server.
Check the prerequisites:
and instructions to host a listen server:
A: Should be fixed soon.
+net_usesocketsforloopback 1in your
ns_startup_dedi_args.txt, restart both client and server.
r2refers to the internal development name of Titanfall 2 given to it by Respawn. Titanfall 1 for example is
r1, Apex Legends is
r5, etc. The reason this wiki for example is called
r2northstar.gitbook.iois due to the fact that "Northstar" is a rather common name and as such often already reserved by other organisations and people. "R2Northstar" is both uncommon and therefore still available and ties "Northstar" with Titanfall 2, due to the
r2part of the name.
A: The answer is obvious, No! Northstar does not support piracy of any kind. If you want to use Northstar you'll have to purchase Titanfall 2 either from Steam/Origin/EA Desktop App or use a subscription service like Gamepass PC and EA Play.
A: Frontier Defense is currently in development and will be available in a release when it's finished.
A: We are unsure of what causes this, and are trying to figure out a solution for it. If you experience this, please reach out to us via a ticket on the Northstar Discord server to allow us to get more information on the issue
A: This usually lies behind your computer's specs not being high enough in order to run the game, but can also be affected by EA App's overlay. You can disable this by going to and following the disable EA overlay section.
A: Titanfall2 (and other EA games) used to use a program called Origin to play games, however this has since been replaced by the EA App. This change, however, did not update the game's error messages to say "EA App" instead of "Origin", so any time you see that there's an issue with Origin, you can replace mention of "Origin" with the "EA App".
R2Northstar/plugins, which disables any currently installed plugins, the only default plugin being Northstar's Discord Rich Presence. Alternatively, you could insert
ns_startup_args.txtin the titanfall2 directory, which would simply disable plugins instead of deleting them.
A: Yes, it does! It works by these because EA Play just installs the game on the EA App, and installing Titanfall 2 via Xbox Gamepass (PC) is done via EA Play. Simply install Titanfall 2, and install Northstar. Note that you'll need to do this fix to move the game location (make sure you carefully read and follow the ENTIRE section) as the default EA install causes issues with Northstar, notably with the log writing process and mod manager installing Northstar and mods properly.