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350K+ Apex Legend Cheaters Banned

A Respawn Check In on Reddit informs us what's going in in Apex Legends, EA's battle royale game (thanks PC Gamer). The post addresses what's being done about some technical issues like crashes, reconnecting, and server performance. But the lead story here is griefing, as they say they have banned more than 355,000 cheaters and are working on a way to address character select spammers:

CHEATERS
As of today we’ve banned over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat. The service works but the fight against cheaters is an ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting. We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players.

We are working on improvements to combat cheaters and we’re going to have to be pretty secretive about our plans. Cheaters are crafty and we don’t want them to see us coming. With that said, we can share some high levels things we’re doing:

  • We are reaching out and working directly with experts, both within and outside of EA, in this area that we can learn from.
  • Scaling up our anti-cheat team so we have more dedicated resources.
  • We are adding a report feature on PC to report cheaters in game that goes directly to Easy-Anti-Cheat.

SPAMMERS DURING CHARACTER SELECT
We are very aware of the cases of players spamming during character select and the drop and then disconnecting shortly after. We’re keeping a lot of our strategy close to the chest so offenders don’t have time to build workarounds before we implement changes. Solutions won’t happen right away but we’re on it.

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