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Apex Legends cheaters will be put in matches together

Those who can't play fair will be playing against each other, although this isn't the only thing Respawn is doing to combat cheating.

Ever since the surprise launch of battle royale game Apex Legends earlier this year Respawn Entertainment has been regularly updating the community with what's going on in the game, and we've just received a Check-In post on Reddit, including the updated dev tracker showing the issues the team are aware of.

The next client patch should go live this week, and we also get word on some errors like code:leaf and code:net, with the former meaning that the server doesn't answer when asked to connect, and the latter meaning that the user was on a server before it disappeared and stopped answering.

"We've been investigating a lot of situations that could be causing this and working our way through theories to see what it could be and steadily eliminating possibilities. In addition to the work ongoing on our end, we've also been working with Multiplay and data teams to gather more telemetry," Respawn writes.

One area that Respawn has constantly updated the community on is cheaters in their game, and they're still very much hard at work dealing with the issue, especially in Ranked. That's why they've highlighted the following efforts that are being taken behind the scenes:

  • Using machine learning to create behavior models that detect and auto ban cheaters.

  • Requiring TFA in certain regions on high risk accounts.

  • Improving detection that identifies and bans new spam accounts before they are used.

  • Ongoing work to adapt to new cheats.

  • Matchmaking that matches detected cheaters and spammers together.

  • Investigating how people party up for matches. Even if you are not specifically using a cheat, partying up with cheaters is still cheating.

  • Increasing resources whether that be people or tech.

"As we've said before, the war against cheaters will be ongoing and remains a high priority for us. There will always be work to do, improvements to make, and new things to adapt to. We'd like to thank the players that have been getting involved with helping us squash cheaters over the last week whether it be submitting reports or assisting with the vetting process for suspicious behavior," Respawn explains.

Of course putting the cheaters together is a pretty inventive way of tackling the issue, but some have raised concerns about false flags potentially putting innocent players in these cheater-filled games, so it remains to be seen how well that particular measure works.

Lastly we also get word of the latest Twitch Prime skin, which is the Dino Dynamo rare variant for Bangalore.

Do you think Respawn has the right approach to cheating?

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