Respawn has given the boot to over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters

Respawn has given the boot to over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters

Apex Legends has shed over 355,000 cheaters in a little over a month since launch.

In its latest Check-In post over on the Apex Legends subreddit, Respawn touched on a number of topics including the current effectiveness of its anti-cheat efforts.

“As of today, we’ve banned over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat,” said Respawn. “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.”

Naturally, the developer isn’t going into painstaking detail to describe how it’s taking the fight to the cheaters.

“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.”

355,000 is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the sheer volume of legends battling it out on King’s Canyon. Respawn reported last week that over 50 million people played Apex Legends in its first 28 days

The fight against cheaters is a constant concern for battle royale developers. Last October, Epic Games purchased security firm Kamu in an attempt to further crush cheating in Fortnite.

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