If you get caught cheating in Titanfall, you’ll still be able to play the game… but only with other cheaters.
Earlier in the month, we uncovered the slightly disturbing fact that Titanfall didn’t actually have an anti-cheat system that was actively punishing cheaters. We’re now happy to report that as of Friday, March 21, cheaters in the PC version of the game are being caught and punished. However, unlike traditional anti-cheat systems, which simply ban you from playing the game online, Titanfall‘s FairFight works a little differently. If your account gets “banned” for cheating, you’ll still be able to play the game… but only with other cheaters!
“You can play with other banned players in something that will resemble the Wimbledon of aimbot contests,” said Respawn in an official blog post. “Hopefully the aimbot cheat you paid for really is the best, or these all-cheater matches could be frustrating for you. Good luck.”
Furthermore, if you do get flagged as a cheater, you’ll still be able to party with your non-cheating friends. “When anyone in your party is banned, then everyone in your party will be treated as banned for that play session. If you are a non-cheater and you invite a cheater friend into a party, you will be stuck playing against cheaters.”
It’s certainly a very novel way to deal with cheaters, slightly less harsh than outright banning them, especially considering Titanfall is a full-priced game without any sort of single-player component for banned players to fall back on.
Either way, it’s good to see the devs finally getting around to dealing with cheaters, although I would have liked to have seen it right from launch.
Source: Respawn Entertainment