In an announcement made on the official Titanfall website, it was said that “Titanfall uses GameBlocks, FairFight to detect cheaters on PC. Since the launch of Titanfall, we’ve been collecting data on people who are cheating on PC but not immediately enforcing bans. As of Friday, March 21st, that has changed and we have started banning cheaters in Titanfall.”
That’s the official word, but what does that mean to the rest of us who aren’t cheating? It means it’s possible that we don’t suck as much as we thought. Well, maybe we still suck, but at least we’re honest. You can still play if you get caught cheating, but only against other banned cheaters. How do you know you’re a banned cheater? You’ll see the above screenshot when you drop into your private lobby to play. So far this is only occurring on the PC version of the game since there aren’t any cheats (that we know of) on the Xbox One version.
These type of games are difficult enough without adding a cheat into the mix, not to mention that game balance just fell on it’s face. I would personally love to watch someone stream a “cheat match” just for the rage that would come out of it. Imagine a 6 vs 6 match where everyone has an aimbot. It would be frustrations galore in what Respawn calls “The Wimbledon of aimbot contests.” It would be glorious in a twisted, karmic payback sort of way.