How to report hackers?

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  1. TI sucks

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    What is the official process?
     
  2. ensc

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    I'm not sure, but if it is anything like TF1, the process would pretty much be:
    1) Don't waste your time, because
    2) They aren't going to do anything anyway.

    You shouldn't have to. They should implement an anticheat system such as used in Blizzard's Overwatch that would catch and permanently ban players forever, so that you never even have to deal with the hackers except for maybe part of one game before they catch them.

    See, this is how life should be for a cheater, because they have no respect for the purity of the game or for other players, so there should be no second chances no matter how tricky they think they are:
    http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-cheaters-are-having-a-hard-time/
     
  3. Laddie13

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    That is simply not true. I know for a fact that Abbie Heppe personally went through many videos, because I helped her. The fact of the matter is that maybe one out of ten videos submitted were actually cheaters. First off, Titanfall and probably Titanfall 2 use Fairfight, however if a valid cheater was brought to her attention, Abbie made sure that they were submitted to Fairfight, her efforts resulted in several bans but it was always Respawn's and Fairfight's policy to not publicly acknowledge who was banned.

    As for now, I doubt the new CM is interested in going through tons of videos of suspected cheaters and without the Respawn forums there isn't really an outlet or moderators to help him. I suppose the best way to report cheaters with video evidence is contact someone at the EA run forums for Titanfall.
     
  4. ensc

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    OK, well I apologize then, because I believe you if you say you are aware they were doing something.

    However, even if they were doing this as you said they were, this is not the correct way to handle it. Someone who payed $60 to play a game for entertainment value should not have to waste even one second of their time dealing with cheaters or having to do WORK to try to catch cheaters. I'm sure as hell not paying $60 to give myself a part-time job trying to catch cheaters. Respawn should take some of the $millions they've made from TF1 and TF2 and implement a system that catches and bans cheaters automatically. Then, if someone gets banned, it should be there job to prove their innocence. I would much rather have this and even mistakenly get banned and have to prove my innocence than to just have cheaters running wild. The time it would take to prove my innocence would just be dealing with just one person, me (and worth the time, because I know once I'm cleared I'm returning to a cheater-free environement). The other way around, as it exists now, if I want to play in a clean game, I have to invest huge chunks of my time to catch every possible cheater out there. The players deserve to have a clean game and it is totally disrespectful to their customers to not take care of this. Something as Blizzard uses on Overwatch NEEDS to be implemented. Players shouldn't have to waste their time catching and submitting cheaters. And someone such as Abbie or this new CM you are talking about should not have to waste their time reviewing videos.
     
  5. Laddie13

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    #5 Laddie13, Mar 13, 2017
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    I'm not disagreeing entirely with what you are saying, however it is just as damaging if not more for anti-cheat methods to be banning innocent players who can no longer play because Fairfight flagged them as cheaters when they were not. I do disagree with your stance that buyers of a $60 game should not have to submit videos of cheaters. Fairfight works on algorithms, sometimes things change ir needs adjustments and the only way that happens is by Fairfight being alerted to it.

    I get your frustration, I was only commenting on you saying Respawn did nothing with reports from Titanfall 1. Abbie did a lot, and several times had Fairfight ban blatant cheaters that they missed as well as change settings to the algorithms it searched for. My point is, reporting a cheater is a good thing, and can only help the game in the long run, even if it is a burden to the player.

    With that being said, I do not know if Respawn or EA is interested in getting submissions of cheaters for Titanfall 2, or who you would send them to without Abbie being there. However if OP feels he has hard evidence, the EA run Titanfall forums is probably their best place to start.

    I'm also a moderator at /r/Titanfall, the CM posts and updates us frequently there, I'll send a message to see if Respawn still has an email or something that they take submissions about cheaters.
     
  6. ensc

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    #6 ensc, Mar 14, 2017
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    It's OK if we disagree and I appreciate your understanding of my frustration. I just think it would be better all around if cheaters were banned automatically by good, solid anticheat software. I disagree that it can be just as damaging, because to me, I would rather know 100% that while I'm in a game everyone is legit. And, in order to have that awesome environment, in my opinion, I would be MORE THAN WILLING to spend whatever time it took to prove my innocence if I got incorrectly banned as a cheater. Because I would only have to spend the time clearing my name ONE TIME (and since I don't cheat, chances are I won't even have to anyway). But even if I did, that time would be more gladly spent to get back into the cheater-free environment. I would much prefer that every day and twice on Sunday as opposed to the other way where legit players have to spend time trying to catch cheaters and reporting them on a constant and ongoing basis.

    Maybe it will make more sense if I use an analogy. I would much rather make sure that ALL criminals are in jail, even if it means throwing a few innocents in with them. Rather than allowing the criminals to just run wild in the streets ALL THE TIME and expect the citizens to have to do all the work to make the case that a criminal is truly a criminal, OVER and OVER and OVER again. By doing it that way, it is like the game developer is forcing the citizen to have to be the police, the detective, the investigator and the prosecuting attorney. That is REDICULOUS!!! The developer should be taking care of ALL OF THAT so that the citizen can just enjoy the game in a crime free environment.
     
  7. Laddie13

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    If you do have captures/videos etc of suspected cheaters, send them to ****************