Apex Legends "Dashboarding" Bans

Apex Legends security guru Conor Ford tweets about a banwave in Apex Legends for "dashboarding" and exploiting lower-level lobbies in the battle royale shooter (thanks Eurogamer). Dashboarding involves players protecting their MMRs by force-quitting at the end of losing matches. Interestingly, a vast majority of these bans were PlayStation 4 players:
Banned 2,086 players early this morning for abuse of an RP loss forgiveness exploit (dashboarding) and abuse of a matchmaking exploit allowing high-rank players into Bronze lobby to farm. Breakdown is as follows:

PS4- 1,965
Switch- 15
Xbox- 62