Apex Legends bans over 770k players, Anti-Cheat enhancements in power

Respawn Entertainment has just announced their upcoming work on the anti-cheat system, as they are totally aware of the number of cheaters found in their game. Coming for free, it doesn’t require much but a new account creation to continue developing cheats and sell them on the black market.

With over 770,000 players banned, Apex Legends has just informed its fans that it is still working on their Anti-Cheat service and that in collaboration with many other parties, including Easy-Anti cheat. Clearly, Respawn Entertainment’s view on cheaters is solely focused on getting rid of the cheat creators, rather than its users.

As noticed in their most recent dev blog, a couple of anti-cheat measures have been developed in addition to the already existing ones. Cheats in Apex Legends are at a mainstream, for which it’s development has to be stopped. A more detailed discovery on the recent anti-cheat development is closed to the public, knowing that it will give a head start to all of the cheat creators.

We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA, including EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, and our fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games, in addition to Easy-Anti-Cheat. While we’ve already rolled out several updates (and will be continually doing so for the foreseeable future), others will take time to fully implement. We can’t share details on what we’re doing so as to not give a head’s up to the cheat makers, but what we can say is that we’re attacking this from every angle: from improvements in detecting cheaters, to bolstering resources and tools, to improving processes and other sneaky things to combat sellers and cheaters.

Not only the ban numbers have been exposed. Respawn Entertainment has provided everyone with more numbers, such as account creations blocked, banned cheat seller accounts etc.

So far, the current Apex Legends cheat numbers are as follows:

  • The recently added in-game reporting tool has had a big impact on discovering new cheats, including previously undetectable cheats that are now being found automatically via EAC
  • Total bans are now at 770K players
  • We have blocked over 300K account creations
  • We have banned over 4,000 cheat seller accounts (spammers) in the last 20 days
  • Total matches on PC impacted by cheaters or spammers have been reduced by over half in the last month due to recent efforts.

At last, they confirmed that the cheaters have been reduced by over half in the last month due to the efforts. The aim and goal will remain the same as it is now. Respawn Entertainment is willing to use all their resources to put an end to this misery and allow honest players to take part in their most famous Battle Royale game.

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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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