Respawn Entertainment has released a new update post talking about the studio's ongoing efforts against cheating in Apex Legends, following on from a post last week talking about the overall health of the game. Here we get a bit more detail on how these efforts have been working, and that EA Security and Fraud, the Origin team, Easy Anti-Cheat, and DICE have helped with this.
Several updates have already landed to help in this area, but others are on the way and will continually arrive. Respawn is keeping the cards close to the chest as well, since they don't want to give early warnings to those making cheats, but there are several areas of focus, including detecting cheaters, strengthening tools, improving processes, and "other sneaky things to combat sellers and cheaters".
Looking back though the developer adds that the in-game reporting tool has helped discover new cheats, which are now being found via Anti-Cheat. Total bans now sit at 770,000 players, with 300,000 account creations being blocked, and over 4,000 cheat seller accounts banned over the last 20 days alone (the post was published yesterday). This has had a positive impact too, since the total matches on PC impacted by these people has reduced by over half in the last month.
"We take cheating in Apex Legends incredibly seriously 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," the post concludes, adding that another update post is coming next week to address more issues.
We know that Respawn is serious about Apex Legends and its future too, because only recently we reported on the fact that Titanfall plans were being delayed after the success of the battle royale title.
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