Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - RSS Headlines   RSS Headlines   Twitter   Twitter

Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans

Players caught cheating at Apex Legends are now receiving permanent hardware bans, reports Daily Esports, who say this is a hot topic on the wretched hives of scum and villainy where cheats are shared (thanks Game Rant). Some players attempt to cheat in most every online game, and bans are a common way to combat this, but this can be frustrating in free-to-play games like Apex Legends where banned players can simply register for new accounts. By taking the more drastic measure of banning the hardware used by cheaters, Respawn is sending a clear message of genuine zero tolerance for such behavior. Word is that any account made on flagged hardware is banned within 30 minutes. The report offers an example from Reddit of a cheater who posted that their ban persisted even after they changed HWID, vol id, and Mac address, and after formatting their PC, performing a factory reset, changing their dynamic IP, partitioning their hard drives, and even installing an older GPU. If that all isn't enough to make your day, the schadenfreude actually gets better:
While there are some ways (difficult as they may be) around Respawn’s hardware ban, most cheaters are still furious. Their anger isn’t just directed at Respawn, but at the websites or companies that sold them the cheats. A good majority of these cheats cost anywhere from $60 to $150, depending on the program. That is a lot of money to pay to have your account banned a day later. However, the websites that sell these cheats are promising the buyers undetectable and unbannable hacks. While some of these do get through the Anti-Cheat software, many are being flagged and leaving the buyers unable to play Apex on the same PC again.
View

65. Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 19, 2019, 05:42 Suppa7
 
Tigger wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 23:36:
Cheaters are why I don't bother with online games anymore. Carmack called this way back in 2001 - its impossible to make a cheat-proof game so its better to play with your friends.

IF only gamers hadn't been stupid enough to buy drm laden PC games, dedicated servers would still be a thing in AAA games and your cheating point would be moot because we'd still have stuff like sdk's and modding for the AAA gaming space.

Watching the destruction of stuff like sdk's and level editors we used to get in the 90's was a real pisser.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Mar 18, 10:03 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Nate
  2. Mar 18, 10:09  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans HoSpanky
  4. Mar 18, 10:24   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans GinRummy
  5. Mar 18, 10:36    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Luke
  7. Mar 18, 10:38    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans SacredGinmill
  3. Mar 18, 10:23  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans G-Snake
  6. Mar 18, 10:37 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Saboth
  41. Mar 18, 16:21  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  44. Mar 18, 16:32   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  46. Mar 18, 16:41    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Avus
  49. Mar 18, 17:09     Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  8. Mar 18, 10:40 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans eRe4s3r
  9. Mar 18, 10:51  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Slick
  10. Mar 18, 10:58 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Sepharo
  11. Mar 18, 11:01 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Veinman
  12. Mar 18, 11:14 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kain
  13. Mar 18, 11:15 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  14. Mar 18, 11:22 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Timmeh
  15. Mar 18, 11:25  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  16. Mar 18, 11:29   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans MoreLuckThanSkill
  18. Mar 18, 11:46    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans eRe4s3r
  21. Mar 18, 11:56     Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Slick
  22. Mar 18, 12:00     Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  23. Mar 18, 12:27      Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Avus
  42. Mar 18, 16:26   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  48. Mar 18, 17:05    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  52. Mar 18, 17:43     Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  55. Mar 18, 18:48      Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  60. Mar 18, 21:39       Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  62. Mar 19, 01:02        Re: Epic's Sweeney Calls Exclusives Kxmode
  40. Mar 18, 16:19  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Primalchrome
  17. Mar 18, 11:33 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Creston
  20. Mar 18, 11:54  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Slick
  53. Mar 18, 18:23  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Muscular Beaver
  19. Mar 18, 11:51 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Cutter
  24. Mar 18, 13:44 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans JAGUART
  25. Mar 18, 14:18 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  26. Mar 18, 14:21 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  27. Mar 18, 14:25  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Spektr
  28. Mar 18, 14:30   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  29. Mar 18, 14:38    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Spektr
  34. Mar 18, 15:04    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  30. Mar 18, 14:40 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Creston
  33. Mar 18, 15:02  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Paragon of Virtue
  45. Mar 18, 16:40  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  31. Mar 18, 14:52 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  32. Mar 18, 14:59  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Paragon of Virtue
  35. Mar 18, 15:05   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans RedEye9
  36. Mar 18, 15:13   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans NKD
  63. Mar 19, 04:53    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Paragon of Virtue
  43. Mar 18, 16:31   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Avus
  51. Mar 18, 17:39   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  37. Mar 18, 15:46 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Creston
  38. Mar 18, 15:53  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  39. Mar 18, 15:58 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans El Pit
  47. Mar 18, 16:46 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans The Pyro
  64. Mar 19, 04:55  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Paragon of Virtue
  50. Mar 18, 17:37 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Tipsy McStagger
  54. Mar 18, 18:23 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans ventry
  56. Mar 18, 18:54 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans jdreyer
  57. Mar 18, 19:11  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Kxmode
  58. Mar 18, 19:16   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Muscular Beaver
  59. Mar 18, 19:18  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Rilcon
  61. Mar 18, 23:36 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Tigger
>> 65. Mar 19, 05:42  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Suppa7
  72. Mar 19, 13:59   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Tigger
  66. Mar 19, 05:57 Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Simon Says
  67. Mar 19, 07:29  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Rilcon
  68. Mar 19, 08:36  Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans El Pit
  69. Mar 19, 08:47   Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Beamer
  70. Mar 19, 09:44    Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans eRe4s3r
  71. Mar 19, 10:29     Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Beamer