Respawn is now banning Titanfall cheaters - but it's doing so with a twist.

The developer began issuing bans on Friday 21st March for the PC version of the shooter using FairFight detection technology after collecting information on cheaters since the game's launch.

If you're banned you'll see the "FairFight cheat detected" message in the image below, Respawn said on the Titanfall website. If you don't see that, you aren't banned.

Now here's the interesting bit: if you're banned you can keep playing Titanfall, but only with other cheaters in what Respawn calls "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."

Meanwhile, when anyone in your party is banned, then everyone will be treated as if they are also banned for that play session, so there's no point sending your older mate up to the bar to get you a pint.

"If you stop inviting your cheater friend, you will once again get to play with the non-cheater population," Respawn added. "You do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater - you are only banned for cheating if you are actually cheating."

Reckon you've been banned unfairly? There's an email for that: anticheat@respawn.com.

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