Respawn drops ban-hammer on TitanFall

Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall is one of the biggest games of the year and the multiplayer elements of the game have won the applause of many critics by providing you with fast paced action and combining it with a mech-theme to provide you hours of entertainment. Now, like every multiplayer game out there, you will find two kinds of people; one who enjoy the game with the sole purpose to have a good time with all their friends, the other group being the one whose only objective is to spoil the fun for everyone (while having a laugh themselves?) by cheating. Most of you, that is everyone other than the cheaters out there, would be glad to hear that Respawn have finally started enforcing bans on those caught cheating in Titanfall.

While people were busy using cheats, the cleaver devs were busy finalizing an algorithm and collecting data about cheaters. The game uses GameBlock and FairLight to detect cheaters on PC and if you are banned, you would see a screen saying something like this:

Now, if you don’t get to see this screen then you have nothing to worry about, so just go back to playing Titanfall. However, if you see this screen, then you’ve got good news and bad news.

The bad news obviously being that you’re banned for cheating.

There is also a good news for you that you will still be able to play the game and you won’t be locked out of the game completely. This however, comes with a catch. You would be able to play Titanfall online, but you would only be able to play it with your own kind (i.e cheaters). According to the official site

You can play with other banned players in something that will resemble the Wimbledon of aimbot contests. Hopefully the aimbot cheat you paid for really is the best, or these all-cheater matches could be frustrating for you. Good luck.

If you are banned then you can still play in a private match but then all the players in that session ONLY will be treated as banned.

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. If you stop inviting your cheater friend, you will once again get to play with the non-cheater population. You do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater – you are only banned for cheating if you are actually cheating.

Even though the ban is only enforceable for the PC version as of now, it is expected (but not yet confirmed) that a similar feature would arrive on Xbox One version as well.

In case you are a cheater and haven’t been banned yet, just pray for forgiveness and hope that it stays that way. If you play fair, then keep on doing so and remember that even “trying” a cheat might get you in hot waters so avoid it at all costs!

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