Respawn’s update on Apex Legends’ anti-cheat measures discloses that over 770k cheaters have been banned.
In a dev update this weekend, Respawn community manager Jay Freshette has said that over 770k players have been banned so far, over 300k account creations have been blocked, and 4,000 spammers have also been banned. Thanks to these efforts, the number of matches on PC affected by cheaters and spammers has dropped by over 50% over the last month.
“We take cheating in Apex incredibly serious and have a large amount of resources tackling it from a variety of angles. It is a constant war with the cheat makers that we will continue to fight,” he said.
A couple of weeks after Apex Legends launched back in February, Respawn revealed that it had banned 16,000 cheaters out of the 25 million players and 2 million concurrents the game was drawing in within the first two weeks after release.
Another ban wave was unleashed at the beginning of April, with the number rising to over 355k on PC.
“We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA including: EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, 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.
“While we can’t share details on what we’re doing so as to not give a head’s up to the cheat makers, what we can say is that we’re attacking this from every angle, from improvements to detecting cheaters, bolstering resources and tools, to improving processes and other sneaky things to combat sellers and cheaters.”