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Apex Legends mods have already booted over 355,000 players for cheating

Apex Legends was released at the beginning of February and is free to play. (Source: CGMagazine)
Apex Legends was released at the beginning of February and is free to play. (Source: CGMagazine)
Jay Frechette, the Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment, has shared information about the company’s battle against cheaters, specifically in the smash-hit battle royale game Apex Legends. Apparently, over 355,000 players have already been banned from the PC version, and the game developer is busy working on additional methods to combat cheating.

When you have over 50 million people trying out your product, it’s almost certain there will be plenty who want to cheat you in some manner. Obviously, cheating is rife in gaming, and it can be the bane of a gamer’s life to spend hours trying to build up to a decent level in a game only to get mercilessly wiped out by someone taking a more unethical approach to playing. Apex Legends’ moderators know this, and they have been busy booting hundreds of thousands of players out of the game.

On top of showing 355,000 players the door, the team behind Apex Legends is building up a network of resources to combat cheating. This includes the continued utilization of the services of Easy Anti-Cheat and also implementing a report system for the PC that allows players to report suspected cheating immediately.

Battle royale games seem to especially suffer from high levels of cheating. The BattlEye anti-cheat company reported it had banned more than 1.5 million accounts that had been abusing PUBG in one manner or another, and Epic Games had to sue a couple of YouTubers for promoting Fortnite hacks. It could be that getting rid of 355,000 players is barely the tip of the iceberg for Apex Legends' anti-cheat team.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03-11 (Update: 2019-03-11)