Apex Legends Developer Respawn Entertainment Details Its Plans to Counter Cheating

Published 07/01/2021, 7:36 AM EDT


Over the past 8-9 months, Apex Legends has suffered the same fate as so many games before it as it became a breeding ground for cheaters. Since Apex Legends is a competitive battle royale game, players will do anything to gain an advantage over their opponents. These methods range from abusing ‘broken’ mechanics and using a ‘meta’ loadout to straight-up hacking and cheating.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DDOSing has become an extremely prevalent method of cheating in Apex Legends. The term stands for Distributed Denial of Service and is extremely frustrating for the victim. This type of attack takes advantage of the specific capacity limits that apply to any network resources. As a result, the victim of a DDoS attack gets disconnected from the game’s server and is unable to play.

Watch this story: Most overhyped games

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

How does Apex Legends plan to deal with cheaters?

While this can be very annoying in any game mode, it is especially disruptive in the Ranked game mode. Players have been losing their matchmaking rating due to the work of cheaters and via no fault of their own.

Once they noticed the problem, Respawn Entertainment vowed to take “huge steps” in order to curb cheating in Apex Legends. This resulted in some players being banned and Respawn even threatening legal action in some cases. Furthermore, in their recent tweet to combat cheating, Respawn enlisted their three-pronged approach to tackle the problem.

This includes:

  1. Hiring more people to focus on manual bans
  2. Wrench Developing more tools to automatically detect and stop DDOS attacks
  3. Stop sign Investigating ways to more quickly catch and remove cheaters from games

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In response to this tweet, members of the Apex Legends community started a hashtag called #SaveApexRanked. The objective of this hashtag is quite self-explanatory, to protect the Apex Ranked mode from cheaters. While Respawn Entertainment seems to be taking steps in the right direction, it will be difficult for them to eliminate all the cheaters from a free-to-play game without taking drastic measures.

Do you think Respawn Entertainment will be successful in its fight against cheaters? Let us know in the comments below.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Apex Legends Lore Video Teases the Idea of Ash Being Dr. Reid

30 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aaron Dias

430 articles

Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT