Respawn Sends Titanfall PC Rule Breakers to Island of Misfit Cheaters

Paul Lilly

An aimbot free-for-all'

Take your hands off your mouse and keyboard (or tablet and smartphone) and give a hearty golf clap for Respawn Entertainment. Why are we congratulating the development studio behind Titanfall? Respawn deserves kudos for the way it's decided to handle cheaters in the PC version of the popular game -- by banishing them from the rule-abiding public and sticking them in servers with other cheaters.

"Great news: you get to keep playing Titanfall! Less-great news: you only get to play with other cheaters," Respawn states in an FAQ about its anti-cheat policy. "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."

Respawn's using FairFight to detect cheaters on the PC. The developers have been collecting data since the game launched, though held off on banning players until Friday, March 21st. Over time, they'll tweak the algorithm to catch more rule breakers.

If you follow the rules but invite a cheater friend to your party, then your entire party will be treated as banned, meaning you'll only be able to play against other aimbot users. However, once you stop inviting cheaters into your group, you can return to the general population.

"You do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater - you are only banned for cheating if you are actually cheating," Respawn says.

Well played, Respawn.

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