In a Reddit community update – called Respawn Check – past Friday 8th, community manager Jay Frechette announced a massive player ban of 300,000 cheaters to combat the problematic hacking and cheating that affects Apex Legends.
This move doesn’t come alone as it has revealed that Respawn Entertainment has been directing multiple efforts into anti-cheater “war,” to keep its game in a healthy and competitive state. Thus, they announced the implementation of a much needed “report cheater” feature on PC.
Frechette also acknowledged the issue with players spamming in character select and drop, and that the studio has been working to solving this problem, but players will need to wait a little while before it gets a reliable fix.
As Apex Legends continues to garner significant success with millions of players and surpassing Fortnite as the first concurrently viewed game on twitch.tv, it is natural that we see more instances of hacking and cheating, as these demographics try to exploit the game.
With a growing competitive game on their hands, Respawn Entertainment needs to continue its anti-cheater effort to craft the best gaming experience they can and bolster the professional competitive side of Apex Legends. This is a laudable move by the videogame studio.