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Respawn bans nearly 1 million cheaters from Apex Legends

Respawn drops ban hammer on 770,000 cheaters and blocked over 300K account creations

By Anthony Garreffa from May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT

Apex Legends was home to over 50 million people at one point so it shouldn't come as a surprise when you hear about the ban hammer being used, but developer Respawn has been busier than most developers are banning 770,000 cheaters in total.


Respawn is talking with gamers about what is going on behind the game itself, with Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy penning a recent blog post that talked about cheaters in Apex Legends. He said: "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".

Respawn is now showing some of these "high-level stats" on the progress into smoothing things out in Apex Legends when it comes to cheaters. This includes:

  • 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 has been reduced by over half in the last month due to recent efforts.

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