March 26, 2014 by Paul Curtin
Now, before you go crazy, it’s not exactly what you think… Today marks the first day that Titanfall will be enforcing their anti-cheating FairFight system. And the way it works is by banning players that have been detected as cheating, but then letting them play together amongst other cheaters.
So once again, another innovative idea (our full review here) from the developers at Respawn. By not completely banning players, nobody who cheats will get upset when they can no longer player the online-only game. And by still banning cheaters, Respawn will be able to keep honest players happy and gaming without issues in normal playing environments.
Players who cheat will have their lobby screens clearly state in red that FairFight has detected them as a cheater. Then as Respawn is saying, “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.” The “Wimbledon of aimbot contests” is a pretty hilarious way to put it.
Here are more details regarding the new FairFight system from Titanfall‘s official blog:
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.
Q.) How do I get unbanned?
A.) You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you’ve been banned unfairly.