Titanfall PC cheaters banished to cheater-filled servers

Respawn is taking action against unscrupulous cheaters found in the PC version of Titanfall and banishing them to private lobbies filled with other cheaters.

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With a game as competitive and intense as Titanfall, cheaters are pretty much expected. Respawn is taking swift action against these ne'er-do-wells by issuing bans across the game's PC version. Cheaters will still be able to play the game, but will be restricted to servers filled with other rule-breakers.

"You can play with other banned players in something that will resemble the Wimbledon of aimbot contests," reads the Titanfall website. "Hopefully the aimbot cheat you paid for really is the best, or these all-cheater matches could be frustrating for you. Good luck."

It might not pay to partner up with cheaters, either. Playing in a party with a banned player will banish the entire party to a banned server for the remainder of that session.

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    March 26, 2014 5:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Titanfall PC cheaters banished to cheater-filled servers.

    Respawn is taking action against unscrupulous cheaters found in the PC version of Titanfall and banishing them to private lobbies filled with other cheaters.

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      March 26, 2014 5:32 PM

      The besssssssst

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      March 26, 2014 5:55 PM

      this is brilliant

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      March 26, 2014 5:58 PM

      Awesome.

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      March 26, 2014 6:00 PM

      Holy crap, that is awesome. I love it.

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      March 26, 2014 6:00 PM

      I'd like to spectate one of those dumb matches. Also, did they say how many were caught? Already had a hard time finding opponents at certain times. Had a hard time finding some opponents at certain times but I'd rather not play at all than play with cheaters.

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        March 27, 2014 11:10 AM

        This essentially happened to us when we played CS 1.5 back at uni. My housemates and I decided we were tired of hackers and we'd try it ourselves to see what it was like.

        First and most hilarious thing that happened was, looking at a guy with wallhack and he looks straight back at you. What! Run around the map, and realise that actually 80% of the server were cheating. Map was dust2. Lols were had. We all got banned after a week, although we only played for a few hours. The funniest part was watching other people try to be subtle about their cheating, like see you coming towards them and crouch behind something nearby. You'd blindly run forward like a noob and at the last second spin and gun them down from their hiding spot.

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      March 26, 2014 6:03 PM

      Well, it's only fair. I like it.

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      March 26, 2014 6:18 PM

      This is the best way to deal with this issue. I like it. Respawn may learn something here as well by watching unabated cheating. I also think it would be fun to play in a server like this once and awhile.

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      March 26, 2014 6:25 PM

      Give em a taste of their own medicine!

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      March 26, 2014 6:30 PM

      LOL, your the best around nothing gonna keep you down

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      March 26, 2014 6:31 PM

      Do you get a chance to ask follow up questions for these types of press releases?

      There are at least a few ones here that are worth trying to get info on.

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      March 26, 2014 6:32 PM

      *golf clap*

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      March 26, 2014 6:45 PM

      lol it's like their version of Hell

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      March 26, 2014 6:48 PM

      *standing round of applause*

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      March 26, 2014 6:51 PM

      Wow that really is a great solution.

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      March 26, 2014 6:57 PM

      Well played good sirs.

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      March 26, 2014 7:01 PM

      hell is other people

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      March 26, 2014 8:58 PM

      Wait...
      There's an EA game doing something RIGHT?!?!?!
      Hell has soooo frozen over, it can mean only one thing...
      Cleveland Browns are winning the Superbowl!

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        March 27, 2014 12:28 AM

        Not sure why Titanfall is getting praise here. BF4 uses FairFIght and Punkbuster. Respawn have certainly done a better job with communication though.

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          March 27, 2014 7:54 AM

          Not sure why they shouldn't get pairse just because it has been done before.

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        March 27, 2014 9:30 AM

        EA does a lot of things right, it's just that every time they do something like this, somewhere in the world there's an EA employee that sacrifice a baby to restore the balance...

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      March 27, 2014 5:17 AM

      That'll learn 'em!

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      March 27, 2014 6:25 AM

      Perfect.

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      March 27, 2014 10:14 AM

      This made me smile

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      March 27, 2014 10:50 AM

      Not sure when they started flagging cheaters, but I ran into a dude aimbotting last night. First time I've noticed one in over 20 hours of playing. I got one-shot headshotted by a guy using a G2A4 while cloaked and I thought that was kind of strange. Got headshotted by that dude again when I had the jump on him and thought maybe this guy isn't legit. The final straw was when I killed his titan while on foot. He auto-ejects and headshots me from the peak of his ejection, then instantly turns 90 degrees, locks on to a different teammate and headshots him as well. All of this happened while he was mid-flight.