Respawn, the maker of Apex Legends, will not tolerate cheating on its platform as it confirmed in a Reddit post that more than 355,000 players have been banned on PC alone.
To prevent cheating in Apex Legends, the developer uses Easy-Anti-Cheat tools for the PC version. While the anti-cheat measures are working fine, Respawn admits that its an “ongoing war” against cheaters.
“We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players,” Respawn said.
The company says that new anti-cheat measures are under development, but it has no intention of sharing those plans openly.
“We’re going to have to be pretty secretive about our plans,” Respawn said. “Cheaters are crafty and we don’t want them to see us coming.”
The game developer is already in talks with anti-cheat experts within EA and outside of it. Additionally, it is scaling up its own internal anti-cheat team with plans to introduce a new reporting functionality (just like PUBG and Fortnite) for bad behavior.
Respawn also discussed the much-wanted feature on Apex Legends where people are demanding an option to allow players to re-connect to a match if they drop out.
However, the company said there are no such plans in store as it “opens up a lot of risk” for abuse and working on it would take away the attention from more pressing matters.
Finally, addressing the issues related to slow performance at the start of matches, Respawn said that the studio is looking into the matter, but it won’t be a simple or quick fix.
“If this could be fixed by spending money on faster/more servers we would do it, but unfortunately there is no silver bullet on this one,” said Respawn.