Respawn Entertainment isn’t going to be banning Titanfall cheaters. Instead, they’ll all be lumped together into a separate matchmaking pool that pits rascal against rascal. You can claim an unfair edge in the man-on-mech shooter if you really want to, but you’ll be singled out and stranded on an island with all of the other idiots. None put it better than Respawn in its official announcement of the newly launched anti-cheating measures.
“Great news: you get to keep playing Titanfall! Less-great news: you only get to play with other cheaters,” an update on Titanfall.com reads. “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.”
Non-cheaters won’t be able to help their friends, but they will suffer the same consequences for playing with those friends, for a limited time at least. If you jump into a cheater’s party or invite one to join you, you’ll end up in the cheater matchmaking pool. It probably won’t be much fun, but as Respawn notes, “you do not get permanently tainted just by playing with a cheater.” If you think you’ve been banned unfairly, you can shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org to plead your case.