Respawn Entertainment is now beginning to enforce anticheat measures on the PC version of Titanfall.
According to a recent news posting on the official website, the studio has been using FairFight to detect cheaters on PC and began enforcing those bans last Friday, March 21.
You can read up on the full FAQ below for specific details, but the gist of it is that cheaters will now be forced to play with other cheaters if Respawn feels a user has broken Titanfall’s code of conduct, similar to the system Rockstar adopted in Grand Theft Auto Online.
“We will be continuing to tweak the algorithm over time to catch more cheaters,” Respawn says.
How do I know if I’m banned?
Here’s what you’d see at the Private Lobby screen:
If you don’t see that, then you aren’t banned.
So what happens if I get banned?
Great news: you get to keep playing Titanfall! Less-great news: you only get to play with other cheaters. 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 I’m banned, what happens if I make a party with my non-cheater 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. 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.
The lesson here, kids, is don’t cheat!