Titanfall Using FairFight to Ban Cheaters on PC, Works Similar to Killer Instinct’s Jail System


Cheaters ruin everything, don’t they? Whether it be in relationships or gaming, cheaters can go play with wild bears while wearing a full suit of bacon armor. Seriously. Well Respawn Entertainment feels the same way, and to address Titanfall‘s cheating issue on PC, they’ve added a “jail” system called FairFight that pits cheaters against other cheaters in what I imagine is what hell feels like. P.S. — Bacon armor sounds delicious.

Double Helix rolled out something similar this year with Killer Instinct‘s Jail system, pitting people who abandon a potential loss in to an abyssal hell of matchmaking against other rage quitters. Granted Titanfall‘s FairFight system is a lot more strict, it’s still really nice to see more developers taking a step toward making their playerbase happier by limiting the amount of douchebaggery we have to deal with online. Bravo, Respawn. Bravo.

How do you tell if you’re banned? First off, our header image is exactly what you’ll see in your lobby (notice the red FairFight: Cheat detected text).

From the FAQ on their website —

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 anticheat@respawn.com if you think you’ve been banned unfairly.

What do you guys think? Is this a step in the right direction? No word yet on possible hacking in the Xbox One version.

Author Line

gamercard Bradley Keene is an avid gamer & freelance blogger from Baltimore, MD who typically handles news and reviews here at What’s Your Tag?. If he’s not knee-deep in an RPG or some form of Nintendo game, he’s usually watching terrible horror films or listening to Gwar. Follow him on Twitter @amgfail_WYT, or contact him by e-mail at bradleykeenewyt@gmail.com.


    1. If you’ll play it enough, it’s worth the money, right? It’s fully online multiplayer and if that’s your thing, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth out of it.

      What’s holding you back?

      1. Really, the money. I’m a poor college student so I try to be thrifty. Plus I just dropped a fair chunk of change on Dark Souls 2.
        Titanfall is a game that I’d feel comfortable spending 40 bucks on. For some reason I like that price point for it.

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