Titanfall anti-cheat measures in the works

Respawn software engineer says the anti-hacking measures should be deployed soon.

Respawn Entertainment has an anti-cheat system for Titanfall in the works, but has yet to deploy it, software engineer Jon Shiring said on Twitter.

"We have anti-cheat but it is not enabled yet--it will be soon," Shiring said on Twitter. "This is important to us."

Just because the Titanfall anti-cheat measures haven't been rolled out yet does not mean Respawn is sitting by idly while cheating runs rampant.

"Whoah Whoah. We ARE catching them. We are not yet ENFORCING it," Shiring said.

Last week, Respawn announced that it was hunting down and rooting out Titanfall cheaters. It remains unclear what hacks (aimbots, wallhacking, etc.) are most common in Titanfall.

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160 comments
YukoAsho
YukoAsho

... Why would you not have anti-cheat enabled day one?I mean, really?  These guys aren't new to cheaters online, this should have been top priority.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

They should just make cheats/hacks readily available to EVERYONE. This way it levels the playing field.


This applies to Ghosts and BF4 as well...

cbot-1
cbot-1

I'd like to have a jail map in an upcoming DLC where cheating pilots are locked in cells with their gamertags hanging over their heads, and written on plaques outside for everyone to see. There should be a torture chamber section where spectres are torturing the bad pilots in various ways. The names rotate, so all bad pilots are able to be killed in humiliating ways. I'd allow the tortured pilots to be killed for points.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Honestly, this game is a turd compared to CoD.

Martyr77
Martyr77

The real cheat is paying full price for a multiplayer only game.

andmcq
andmcq

This is what's ruining competitive online games at the moment (FPS especially). They're not going to stop the hackers and even when they do find people hacking they will rarely ban them as a ban = less money. Battlefield 3/4 are riddled with hackers in every server and it's bullshit. Developers need to take care to protect users from hackers and provide a reasonable service to remove hackers. Not doing so is failing to provide users with the product they've purchased.

sjurius
sjurius

What they reslly need to do is hand out BIG PUNCHES to the cheaters face and groin, followed by an xbox/pc full of burnt circuitry. Fuck'em!

Wintermist
Wintermist

Put them all into a server that only cheaters play on but without letting them know they aren't actually playing versus normal players anymore. I'd even pay to see a livestream of how those matches go.

eyeball2452
eyeball2452

Better late than never for a game that is online and multiplayer only. /sarcasm

tzolynski
tzolynski

Here is kind of a dumb question... I always see people on Titanfall with a G1,G2 etc next to their name. What is this about? Is it a clan thing or whats the deal here? Yes I am new to multiplayer.

Pheonix985
Pheonix985

The only cheap parts I've encountered are the typical ones.  Like jump kicking a pilot in the face, hearing the sound effects make contact and then being kicked back yet somehow I died and he survived.  Same with collision detection when it comes to bullets.  

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

Has anyone actually encountered one. I sure haven't.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

guess that's why it only allows for 12 users per session, makes it easier to spot cheaters.

lithus
lithus

You have a gun that automatically locks on to people and you're worried about cheating? Lol

jim_peterson
jim_peterson

Level playing ground and a sht game. Awesome idea.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@enoslives7  TF was overhyped thanks to MS and co. It's funs, but it is no better than Ghosts or BF4. 


I gotta say, I just purchased PvZ and I am having a blast. I haven't played TF since Sunday, when I got PvZ. I can't wait for the PS4 version, gonna double dip.

McGregor
McGregor

@enoslives7  They both seem different to me, I do miss kill-streak rewards in CoD, but they really are different games. The mechanics of Titanfall are fun, but it feels a little, "everyone gets a trophy" when the titans start falling.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@Martyr77  Zing! Ya know, a week ago...I would have disagreed with this (for the most part). However, my gf convinced me into getting PvZ:GW for the XBone, and for $40...I think it is a fair price. Titanfall should have been $40 like PvZ. No question about. Hell, I'm still getting more from BF4 and Ghosts for $60.


Gotta love the hype that MS created.....

UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

Yeah because quake 3 was a terrible game, only one of the best Fps of all time. Cod and battlefields campaigns are crap, don't think I've enjoyed one since cod2

McGregor
McGregor

@Martyr77 I guess this makes sense, but to be honest, I rarely finish the campaign in games like CoD/BF. So I can't completely agree. I buy the games for the multiplayer component.

Kmilford
Kmilford

@Ripper_TV @Martyr77  Uh.. No. The vast majority of players play the first level of the singleplayer campaigns in CoD and never come back, much less finish the game. It makes no sense to focus development on a 5-6 singleplayer campaign.


Also, FYI, even if they'd included a singleplayer campaign similar to CoD, it makes absolutely no sense for a player who likes singleplayer shooters to pay $60 for a 5-6 hour campaign like all the CoDs have. That's just as dumb. They're called "suckers."

UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

If anything they make more money. Banned players buy the game again on another account

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

@andmcq  

How does banning hackers equate to less money earned? Unless Respawn is handing out refunds to banned players, I don't see how the two correlate with one another.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

@Wintermist  

I'd pay money to see that. Imagine a room full of cheaters raging at each other. HA!

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@tzolynski  Yup, Generation level...only one person has G10....a dude that needs to get laid badly.

eyeball2452
eyeball2452

@Pheonix985 MW was like this on the 360.  The graphical engine estimates where things are, but your screen may not be accurate depending on the latency.  It always seemed like a flip of the coin when rounding a corner into a bang bang moment.  Best way to fix it was to camp more and learn better routes.

Relying on split second outcomes is a good way to keep losing.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@Pheonix985  That sounds like lag to be honest, I get it also from time to time. sometimes i can empty half a clip into a pilot who is running and he turns around and kills me....  It still makes the thud like your hitting them but i have heard that 8-10 times and they still live. If people are sitting still then i never have problems but if they are moving then it may get interesting. Sometimes its works great other times i get lag.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@STrugglingFool  It's tougher to tell who's cheating and who's not...versus Ghosts or BF4. Burn cards can provide similar advantages at times.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@STrugglingFool  There are so many great players i really think that its hard to call someone out as a cheater.... I have had a few incidents that made no sense which the situation is to long to explain, but the things I have seen are very seldom only two times have things been a little fishy.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@helldragonzer  You gotta watch those grunts and spectres... Cheating fuckers will kill you if you dont pay attention lol.  I dont know if anyone will back me up on this, but the grunts and spectres seem smarter and a little more apt to try and kill you than they did in the beta. In the beta if you tossed a grenade at them they seemed to just stand there like tards but they seem to scatter once they notice it. Its the same when your in your titan they would just sit there but now they seem to run for cover, and also seem more aggressive offensively. Could just be me, im not saying that they are hard to kill by no means but they just seem a little smarter than they were in the beta.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@lithus  Its a shit gun that works on grunts... Killing a pilot is like wearing a sign that says i have to chase you for 4 seconds while keeping you in full view or my timer starts over... If you think the gun is so great and easy to use give it a whirl. I gurantee you will mow down grunts, but as a far as pilots its not a good gun to use. Killing grunts gets you one entire attrition point which means killing grunts wont win you the game when its first to 250.

andmcq
andmcq

@RabidBurp @andmcq  Lower total player base to sell DLC to. DLC is a core stream of income for game companies.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@Zhyr_  Im stupid... I now understand and feel dumb for asking.

thrombosis45
thrombosis45

@tzolynski @STrugglingFool  It's not that hard to see if someone is hacking thanks to killcam. Aimbot is the easiest to see followed by wallhack if you know what to look for. When you see a guy whipping back and forth lightning fast headshotting everyone in sight, you know that's a cheater.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@tzolynski @helldragonzerI haven't had any issues, and grunts and specters and NPC so if anything it's the systems fault and not cheaters, and It's normal they are smarter after beta, more players mean they have to make the game smarter for everyone to enjoy.

comb5
comb5

@tzolynski  Bahroo has a video that says otherwise. He killed like 70 grunts. lol

tzolynski
tzolynski

@Zhyr_ Hahaha thats what i should of done.... I knew it was a dumb question when i asked it.

Zhyr_
Zhyr_

@tzolynski I didn't know either when I saw it the first time so I googled it :)

tzolynski
tzolynski

@Pheonix985  Game is great I have enjoyed the shit out of it. Sometimes i find myself just running on walls doing parkour and not even really trying to kill anyone.... The movement and what you can do is so much fun and makes it a challenge. You are looking for people anywhere and everywhere on the maps, nowhere is really out of reach. The game is unpredictable and makes for a challenge when your opponents are running on walls and moving from ground level to the roof tops in the blink of an eye.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@thrombosis45  So here is a question.. I have always been under the assumption that these kind of things dont usually happen on console. Is it possible to get these hacks on XONE? Maybe i just live in my own little world where nobody cheats but I guess im just wondering if its possible?

tzolynski
tzolynski

@thrombosis45 Yes i have seen this in one case. guy was using one of the sniper rifles and was in the kill cam he was just mopping up one grunt after another zooming in and out without any real time to move his aim he then scrolled all the way across the street and put one in my dome. There was just no way he could of made that shot.all i could see on his screen was zooming in and out as fast as possible. What really can you do.. turn him in? I could say something to him but we all know how that convo goes


Me- your a cheater.

Cheater- no im not.


When these situation arise I never remember to say xbox record that... no used to being able to do that...

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@tzolynski @helldragonzer np, still it does make sense they made them smarter, beta was for limited users and most probably became master at killing them so they had to do something to give us a challenge.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@helldragonzer I was just joking with the op since everybody picks on the 6vs6 thing.I have had no issues with grunts or spectres. I was just pointing out overall they seem smarter than they were in the beta thats all. the rest was just joking.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@comb5 There is only so many grunts put into a game to ensure if you farm grunts only you cant win. What it meant is that he killed like 70 and his tema killed probably very few.... you gotta leave some grunts for your fellow players... sharing is caring. I have never seen someone mow down 70 most i remember seeing is about 40 which to me is way to many.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@comb5 Hahaha ya its a grunt killing monster especially if you unlock run and gun... you dont even have to slow down while your mowing through them lol.