Titanfall Has A Special Kind Of Hell For Cheaters

Titanfall Has A Special Kind Of Hell For Cheaters

If you're a PC player who's breaking the rules in Titanfall, you'll still be able play the hit sci-fi FPS. But Respawn's going to put you on a time-out with the other bad kids.

Respawn's been collecting data about people cheating in Titanfall ever since their hit game dropped, according to a post on the game's official site. Now, they're using that information to quarantine those rules-flouters by themselves in a pretty amusing anticheating policy:

Q.) So what happens if I get banned?

A.) 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.

Q.) If I'm banned, what happens if I make a party with my non-cheater friends?

A.) 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 Wimbledon of aimbot contests." Someone should sell tickets!


Comments

    I can sorta see this taking off.
    who can make / buy the best aim bots...

      exactly, they should just be entirely banned from multiplayer.

        Why? Who exactly is being harmed if cheaters are allowed to play with each other as opposed to being banned?

          because it's less of a deterrent to hack in the first place.

            They paid money for the game they should be allowed to play, admittedly playing with other cheaters generally won't be fun for them as their advantage no longer counts when everybody else has it.

              We pay for a license, hence the t&a we all scroll through then hit ok. It stipulates no cheatin. Not only is this a great idea as someone has already said it'll be interesting to see what comes of it in terms of aim bots etc

                I'm aware it's against the Terms of Conditions (which I always read) it's why it's called cheating and not modding.

            Seems to work as a deterrent for just being an arsehole in GTA, why wouldn't it work for cheaters? They only have an unfair advantage when they're the only one cheating, they'll learn it's not fun to play against cheaters, and if they want to have fun they can play normally when their time is up. Otherwise they can just stop playing.

              > they'll learn it's not fun to play against cheaters
              *THIS*
              Although it's debatable that they would actually learn that message, at least they would most likely feel frustrated and demoralised.
              In an ideal world it would help them realise what colossal douchebag weaklings they were.

            But if the outcome is that they only end up playing with other people who like hacking the game, who is being harmed? Customers who want to play without cheaters still get to do so.

            There is the chance that they get some false positives and flag a normal player as a cheater, but even this situation seems better when compared to bans: rather than being locked out entirely, they can play against cheaters while trying to get their account cleared.

      Well GTA Online did something similar (Though it took them ages and had many an issue)

      The result was lot of whining cheaters making up all kinds of pathetic excuses and justifications about their actions.
      They won't be missed

      (Though along your train of thought, there were some pretty crazy people who decided that the cheater pool was like the hardcore player pool to make themselves feel good about it)

      Last edited 27/03/14 3:25 pm

    Kind of like the performance enhanced Olympics?

      I imagine it as being more like the Special Olympics.

      -No offence to the athletes in that event, I'm just referring to the use of aids (artificial limbs, wheelchairs etc.)

      Last edited 27/03/14 3:52 pm

        I believe you are referring to the Paralympics. Special Olympics is quite different.

          You're right!
          Ah well then, a bit of both I suppose :)

      So really no different to the current Olympics except these guys have been caught out. Or another comparison would be the tour de France.

    This is brilliant idea.
    i can just imagine all the MLG aimbot commentry.

    I like this idea, it is kinda like open battle.net. I remember a mate of mine cheating in D2 and only being able to play with other cheaters.

    I just want to spectate one of those matches and laugh. Its a brilliant idea and system

    Love it - let cheaters play with cheaters, and cheat each other.

    This is great, would love to watch a match of aimbot spastics shooting each other through walls with perfect accuracy.

    On another note, anyone know if the Australian servers are back up and running? Couldn't connect at all last night (PC) and saw a note on their Facebook page saying they are "working on it."

      Seems like the XBOX One servers are still playing up.

    I've always thought there should be a no-holds barred version of the Olympics where athletes can use whatever drugs or technological advantages they can. Cheats already shorten their lives dramatically by using banned substances, so why not let them?

    Let's see what humans are capable of without restrictions.

      im with u. the rules are too confusing and hyocritical concerning performance enhancing drugs.

      the olympics would be a whole lot less boring as well

      Death, a consistent series of people dying across the sporting spectrum.

      ... And the 100m sprint is won by Ryan Jones in his drag racer! Swimming races would be won on jetskis. Long jump would be won by the people in endurance glider planes...

      You couldn't really have an Olympics without rules. You could only have it with *different* rules.

      If we're going to have rules, they might as be ones which establish a sort-of-even playing field and don't actively encourage athletes to destroy their bodies.

      The titanfall cheaters' purgatory is in a different category because nobody's life or health is at risk.

    I haven't come across any cheaters yet. But then again, I haven't been able to stay in a match long enough to know.
    Game keeps crashing on me mid match. Only been able to complete one match since launch :(

    Sort of like this idea but they should randomly turn off the players cheat (if possible) and rotate it so they actually get to experience what clean players do when playing against them.
    Nothing like taking a toy off a spoilt brat for misbehaving and watching him sook.

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