Apex Legends has Banned 770k Cheaters So Far

Apex Legends has Banned 770k Cheaters So Far

Only millions more to go.

pocru by pocru on May 06, 2019 @ 09:01 AM (Staff Bios)
Apex Legends has a lot of problems right now, not just Twitch numbers: the PC version of the game is kind of famous for having a hacker and a cheater problem, and it seems most matches are tainted, if not exactly ‘plagued’, by people who play with an uncanny level of skill, knowledge, or invincibility. But Respawn, the developer behind the game, has let the world know it plans to tackle these fun-hating freaks as best they can.

And over on Reddit, they released a little bit of information about how they’re doing that, and how many they’ve caught so far.

We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA including: EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, our fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games, in addition to Easy-Anti-Cheat. While we’ve already rolled out several updates (and will be continually doing so for the foreseeable future), others will take time to fully implement…

…We take cheating in Apex incredibly serious and have a large amount of resources tackling it from a variety of angles. It is a constant war with the cheat makers that we will continue to fight.

They also dropped some dope statistics on top of their vague reassurances. For example, since the game launched, they’ve banned over 770k players and blocked the creation of 300k accounts. They also banned 4,000 cheat seller accounts just in the past 20 days, and over the past month, the number of matches affected by cheaters have dropped by half.

All very encouraging numbers, but they’ve still got a long ways to go. And not just fighting off hackers: they’ve also got to worry about new content and bug fixing on top of all of these issues, so Apex Legends has an uphill climb if it wants to go back to being competitive with Fortnite.

But I believe in them.


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