A few days ago, Respawn announced that it was withdrawing the first Titanfall from sale, to focus on Titanfall 2, Apex Legends, and other projects potentially in the works. Several months ago, the community raised its voice to declare that due to the attacks and cheating, the title had become simply unplayable. The anger had even been so great that hackers decided to attack Apex Legends in order to broadcast a message of protest.
Respawn then communicated, indicating that a few people were working to fix this problem, but that they were very few. Attacks and cheating have, to a lesser extent, affected Titanfall 2, without leading to the same situation as its predecessor. The title was only played by a few hundred players, but has seen a fairly significant increase in the number of players since December 24. These were, in the middle of the day on December 25, nearly 6500 to compete on the ground or in the cockpit of their mechas.
A significant increase, which would be to the credit of the recent release of a mod called Northstar. Developed by players, it quite simply allows start matches on private servers, and therefore reduce the risk of cheaters or pirates landing. Thus, and without the studio having to fill in the gaps, players can potentially play more serenely. The mod is all the more flexible as it allows add created scripts and content. Uploaded on a page GitHub freely accessible, the mod has already been updated several times and is currently in its version 1.2.2. It remains to be seen whether this increase in the number of players will last over time. Currently, Titanfall 2 can be purchased for € 4.79 on Steam.