I have a bit of a problem with hop-ons. These lazy enemy pilots are always hitching rides on my Titan without my permission, and it's beginning to become a nuisance. What can I do to get rid of these freeloading troublemakers?
I don't have an actual screenshot of this happening, but it looks something like this:
Note: Actual rodeo attack may not appear exactly as shown
First one being: Embark out of your Titan and quickly shoot the enemy pilot down. Usually greedy, enemy pilots will try their best to eliminate your Titan for their own gain, giving you opportunity to shoot the enemy down and embark back to your Titan.
If possible: Be surrounded with your friends and teammates. Usually when looking at your Titan's back, the viewer can notice the enemy on top of your Titan. This is especially useful if you're on a party or have your mic to communicate with. Yell out to your teammates to eliminate the enemy rodeoing on you.
Unlocked at level 13: Use the Electric Smoke tactical ability. Creates a cloud form around your Titan, which generates electricity and hurts those held within the cloud's radius. Rodeoing pilots, if held on to your Titan and within the electric cloud, will most likely die in this process.
Unlocked at level 24: Use Cluster Rocket/Missile ordnance. When used, it spreads rockets that injure and should eliminate the enemy on top of your Titan. However, shoot at a nearby wall/obstacle/enemy, so the clusters of missile could spread wide enough to hit the enemy on your Titan.
Just realized something you can do, have tried in a few games and has been working incredible. So obviously when they rodeo you they are waiting to see if you're Titan stops moving, which they interpret as you having disembarked. They can't see in front of the Titan so just have to guess based on the movement. So what you do is suddenly stop moving, and look down. They will assume you disembarked, and jump off the Titan to prepare for small arms combat. Once they jump off. Dash away, turn around, and blast them.
Something I've found that helps, is to listen for their footsteps. You'll hear them mounting your titan, banging around above your head. I've found that if I disembark as soon as I hear them I can often catch them by surprise while they're ripping the cover off my titan.