Apex Legends Will Pit Cheaters Play Against Each Other
The players of Apex legends are fed up with cheaters ruining their fun. Since its release, royale has found itself facing an increasingly common problem of cheating, and to its credit, Respawn has devoted countless resources to addressing it.
Cheating is always a concern when it comes to online games, and for competitive shooters like Apex Legends, cheating can be extremely frustrating. Unscrupulous players are still a sore spot in the Apex Legends community, and developer Respawn recently wrote about it on Reddit. In a Reddit post, Respawn Community Manager Jay Frechette spoke of the company's awareness of cheating, and even dedicated an entire section of post to the topic.
Respawn community manager Jay Frechette explained, "We know reports of cheaters, especially in Ranked, have been a hot topic so this week we also wanted to provide a little visibility into some of the work that's been going on behind the scenes to combat cheating."
Respawn has revealed that it is developing a system for Apex Legends that will force cheats and spammers in the game to play against each other. He went on to lay out how Respawn plans on tackling cheaters, including:
- Using machine learning to create behavior models that detect and auto ban cheaters.
- Requiring TFA in certain regions on high risk accounts.
- Improving detection that identifies and bans new spam accounts before they are used.
- Ongoing work to adapt to new cheats.
- Matchmaking that matches detected cheaters and spammers together.
- Investigating how people party up for matches. Even if you are not specifically using a cheat, partying up with cheaters is still cheating.
- Increasing resources whether that be people or tech.
Overall, it seems to be a welcome move. While no timeline was provided for its implementation, and it's clear these efforts will continue to be open-ended. For more reddit posts, click here.