Titanfall makes use of GameBlocks FairFight which is similar to Punkbuster, the Anti-Cheat system for online multiplayer games such as Battlefield. Bans weren’t being enforced as they were collecting data first but as of Friday, March 21st, cheaters were able to find themselves banned. In most games, if you are convicted as a cheater you are permanently banned and unable to play. Respawn Entertainment does it slightly different and possibly in the most hilarious way ever.
If you are banned, you will be able to see this in the Private Lobby screen stating that a Cheat is detected. The great news is that you get to keep playing a game for which you have paid for but there’s a catch. As a banned player, you get to play against other banned players “in something that will resemble the Wimbledon of aimbot contests.” This is where the hilarity of the situation comes in as Respawn Entertainment further explains that “hopefully the aimbot cheat you paid for really is the best, or these all-cheater matches could be frustrating for you.”
While this is certainly a nice solution, it will not stop players from cheating but what if you want to play with your non-banned friends? Respawn explains that “if you are a non-cheater and you will invite a cheater friend into a party, you will be stuck playing against cheaters”, however this does not mean you are considered banned for life because once you stop playing with your cheater friend, you will once again get to play with the non-cheaters. “You do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater – you are only banned for cheating if you are actually cheating”, Respawn added.
If you think you have wrongfully been banned, you can contact [email protected] but there’s no promise that you will get unbanned.