Vince Zampella says he assumes Origin will ban players who modify game files to get access to the game early.
Well, this is a bit of a tizzy. Earlier, Respawn Entertainment head Vince Zampella Tweeted that players lucky enough to score an early copy of Titanfall would not be banned, though he stressed that the servers would probably go up and down. Now, in response to a fans question about whether using a work-around to enable early access to the PC version of the game would get an Origin ban, he admitted that, yes, Origin probably would ban you for that.
The work-around, which was posted in this reddit thread, has since been deleted, but it did involve using a VPN to change your IP location, and downloading a modified .exe file. Apparently, those who did the exploit were able to boot into the game, though some had trouble finding servers to play on.
Any way you look at it, it is kind of sketch, so on the one hand, you can’t really blame Origin for banning people who exploit it.
On the other hand though, when you tell PC gamers that they can do something, well, don’t be surprised when they figure out a way to do it.
For now, even if you do find yourself with early access to the game, it might be best to simply err on the side of caution and wait until the official release date.