Apex Legends is undoubtedly one of the best battle royale games in the market right now. And like other online games, Apex Legends players, too, face rampant cheating.
In an attempt to curb cheating and make the game’s environment healthier, Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter to reveal its plans. In the tweet, Respawn mentions that they’re taking up several measures to crack down on the growing cheating problem in Apex Legends.
How will Respawn curb cheating in Apex Legends?
While the move comes as a welcomed one by the community, many believed Respawn should’ve taken some actions earlier. Furthermore, as Respawn mentions in the tweet, it will be hiring more people to pass bans. This move comes in a bid to manually approve bans, eliminating the probability of fooling the anti-cheat software.
Moreover, the studio plans on developing new tools to automatically detect and stop DDoS attacks. However, Respawn didn’t share how the system will work.
Lastly, the studio went on to say that they’ll be investigating ways to more quickly catch and remove cheaters from games. All of this sounds good, but we’ve yet to see any harsh action from Respawn’s side to curb the rampant cheating in Apex Legends.
Interestingly, this is not the first time a battle royale game has found itself infested with cheaters. Another example is Activision’s Call of Duty Warzone. The game has also faced a cheating problem. However, Activision has taken down the cheaters in COD Warzone since. The developers have since banned a whopping 500,000 cheater accounts.
In addition, earlier this year, Apex Legends was released for Nintendo Switch, allowing cross-platform gameplay alongside PC, Xbox, and PS players. Moreover, the game is all set to launch for iOS and Android. While Apex Legends Mobile is still in its early beta phase, it is expected to come out for users later this year.