Respawn Nukes 355K Apex Legends Cheaters, Working On Leavers And Crash Errors
When you draw 50 million people to your PvP game, some are undoubtedly going to seek illicit means to rise to the top. For Apex Legends, the number of players who have done just that -- and been caught at it -- numbers more than most games will see in a year.
Respawn Entertainment announced last week that it's banned 355,000 Apex players on PC via Easy-Anti-Cheat. The battle against cheaters was described as "an ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting." Further measures currently being taken include reaching out to experts, both inside and outside the company, adding more bodies to the anti-cheat team, and implementing a report feature in-game -- which surely won't be used 90% of the time to report people who were just better than you.
Other issues being addressed are the epidemic of "players spamming during character select and the drop and then disconnecting shortly after" -- which would probably annoy me more than a cheater who magically headshotted me -- and various crashes, which have led to a visit to the Respawn studios by Nvidia and a future visit from AMD.
What's not on the table is a "Reconnect" feature, for players who get kicked mid-match. The stated reasons include the potential for abuse and the higher priority of dealing with overall game stability to address the underlying issue.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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