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Titanfall purgatory: Respawn removes cheaters from player population

The developers of the popular shooter announced that players who are flagged as cheaters will no longer be able to interact with the larger player population.
Developers tend to dislike cheaters -- they demolish carefully-tuned work and create havoc in your community. Cheaters are often banned from online games, but that is just one solution. Today, Respawn Entertainment announced that it's taking the unusual step of pushing all cheaters into a kind of Titanfall purgatory. The company has been collecting data using the FairFight middleware -- and as of last Friday, it's been effecting bans. In a news post on the game's official site, the following answer is provided to the question "what happens if I get banned?" "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." The developer promises that it will address any unfair bans -- as well as not banning players who play with banned friends, to avoid guilt by association. Gamasutra has reached out to Respawn to find out more about this strategy.

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