Titanfall cheaters will be placed in a pool with other cheaters

Respawn now enforcing bans for players caught cheating on the PC version of the game.

Titanfall cheaters on PC, your days are numbered.

Developer Respawn Entertainment has announced that it has finally begun enforcing bans for those caught cheating in the multiplayer shooter. Respawn is using anti-cheat engine FairFight (the same technology used in Battlefield 4) to root out cheaters. The developer will continue to tweak the algorithm over time to nab even more cheaters, they said.

How do you know if you're banned? If you are, you'll see the image above. If you do get banned, you still get to play Titanfall, but you'll be relegated to a server pool composed of other cheaters. Respawn calls this 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," Respawn said.

If you're a banned Titanfall player and you join a party with non-banned players, everyone in your party will be treated as a banned player for that specific 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," Respawn said. "You do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater--you are only banned for cheating if you are actually cheating."

If you think you've been banned unfairly, you can contact Respawn's anti-cheat department at anticheat@respawn.com.

It's unclear if Respawn is addressing cheating on the Xbox One version of Titanfall as well. The game comes to Xbox 360 on April 8.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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wallacom
wallacom

Ohh! now for sure I'm getting another copy for PC.

chitosan87
chitosan87

Wonder ... if cheaters meet cheaters ... who will last in the game? The best cheaters? Or the cheaters who cheated their deaths? Can someone post it on utube? :p

Snowx1
Snowx1

hahaha. That is awesome:). Exactly what cheaters deserve. I like their style and thought process on this:D

Takeno456
Takeno456

I hope more games follow this example. The cheaters can still play but they don't bother regular honest players. Let all cheaters rot in their own self created cesspools. Also I hope someone uploads game play from these cheater rooms, the hate, rage and BS will reach legendary status quickly.

thonyek
thonyek

Please! Do it on battlefield 4

noandno
noandno

"Wimbledon of aimbot contests."

lol

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Even the multiplayer menu looks like CoD. This game really is CoD with robots.

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

That's the single best idea ever for how to keep the cheaters away from everyone else without losing their business.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Love it. And I love the pleasure Respawn seem to be taking in all this.

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

If only this was done on more games than just Titanfall. Honestly I'd like to see more cheaters only able to play with other cheaters. The rage must be epic

juboner
juboner

You can cheat on consoles cheaters use a lag switch on xbl.

cboye18
cboye18

Yeah, let's segregate the community even more. Good job, Respawn. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

This is a better solution that than Microsoft's pseudo-parenting Xbox Live thingy, but unfortunately it's a problem that will probably never go away and so they have to do something. I never play MP games, I don't play games to compete or to be challenged, I just want to explore a fictional world and do stuff.

SSSTcracka
SSSTcracka

So all systems normal then. PC gamer's are cheaters (got aim bots?).

juboner
juboner

Ban them forever, once a cheater always a cheater.

baltzhar
baltzhar

I don't think there's any different made here...both ff and pb are too weak to stand agains cheaters

lilflipp
lilflipp

I'd spectate that. Do aimboters rage?

jako998
jako998

Now my question is, if you get banned for cheating and lets say a month later you want to get back to playing with normal/fair people what do you have to do ? or is this banned cheating thing only temporally

nbf4548
nbf4548

I would love to read the emails at Respawn's anti-cheat department from the people who "think they've been banned unfairly..."  haha.  

Arcadies
Arcadies

Why even let them continue to play? Blacklist their machine and/or XBL account and let them enjoy that $60 coaster they just purchased.

tomservo51
tomservo51

That's kinda weird. I hope the pool is heated and nobody pees in it.

sanchango
sanchango

@Takeno456  That is something I would watch. I can just imagine it, people complaining like "you're hacking" and the response would be "well so are you!"

sanchango
sanchango

@noandno  Just imagine all the aimbots in one place, and then seeing who can shoot the fastest

sanchango
sanchango

@randomkidlol  Don't judge a book by it's cover? since when did looking like something meant it IS something?

_Witchunter_
_Witchunter_

@Ghosthunter54  While it does sound like a pretty good idea (and it definitely is), Respawn should be aware that those players will probably be enraged and flood the comment sections, discussion boards and other social meeting places with bad advertising (disguised, of course, for example, CoD with robots and similar comments).

Zloth2
Zloth2

@Shadowsnake I'm sure they would if they could reliably tell a cheater from an honest-but-good player.  It's NOT an easy thing to do and you can get burned bad if you penalize honest players.

wallacom
wallacom

@cboye18  That's why I'm buying another copy lol. Enjoy both communities.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@Hurvl  I have played Titanfall a bunch, but im not really a competitive fella online. Im usually in the upper half of the team, but lately ive had kind of weird relationship with Titanfall. The game is really intense and fast paced, and at times I have a hard time wanting to get a game going. Once I do I can play for hours, but there always is a struggle to get going. Im ready for a some offline play to be honest, love MP but need a break once in awhile.

cboye18
cboye18

@Hurvl  Yeah me too. All these serious games and MP games are getting tiresome. I'd prefer to play a fictional/fantasy game while no one is bothering me.  

kyncani
kyncani

@jako998  You'll have to find people who don't to want to use cheats and set up private games I guess ?

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@jako998  Do you mean that you would choose to cheat in order to play with the Aimbot League for a while and want to know how to get back to the normal servers?

NorseLax09
NorseLax09

@jako998  I am of the opinion that if you cheat once, you suffer the consequences. If you ruin the game for other people then you have no business playing with them anymore.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@Arcadies  Are you kidding? There's absolutely no poetic justice in that. Imagine all the frustration they've caused in others, then the frustration they'd suffer stuck with other cheats.

And no, I do not subscribe to the Christian ideal of turning the other cheek. :oP

SolidSnakeJT
SolidSnakeJT

@Arcadies that's too easy, it's better to let them play with cheaters only, they will get sick of being owned in days. I'm also of the opinion that doing so will make them understand better how annoying they are, and if they don't learn, well...they will be banned again in other games and again and again, because i'm sure those kind of anti-cheat are the future, they are both clever and funny XD

SolidSnakeJT
SolidSnakeJT

@tomservo51 When i saw the article i actually wanted it to be a real pool. It would be funny if a game did that and put all the cheaters in a special map which is just that, a HUGE pool. lol

poopinpat
poopinpat

@tomservo51  they will probably all agree to not peeing, but being the cheaters they are at least a few will.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

@sanchango A lot of people who own it tell me its CoD with robots, so unless theyre all wrong, im pretty convinced that its CoD with robots. That being said. i have no interest in buying this game anyways.Generic CoD clones are a dime a dozen.

jako998
jako998

@DawnBlue Something like that yea.. If I cheated and I learned my lesson not to cheat and I want to go back to playing with Normal people what has to happen ?