They’re still referring to the punishment as a ‘ban’, but Respawn will let you keep playing Titanfall if their anti-cheat software detects something amiss.
The punishment gets even more harsh when considering what happens when you party up. Let’s say a friend has a ‘banned’ account, but you and 4 other friends don’t. That one person who’s banned on that team will then drag his friends into games with lobbies full of cheaters.
Not only will their punishment frustrate cheaters, it’s also socially ostracise them. Genius.
Their blog post about the new system can be found here.