Respawn Entertainment have vowed to enhance the cheat-busting tech in Apex Legends, although it appears to be doing fairly nicely already contemplating they are saying they’ve banned over 355,000 accounts since launch 5 weeks in the past. It’s good to see Titanfall’s free-to-play battle royale spin-off slam so many bans, because the low price of entry on F2P games is like poo to a fly. In this highly effective simile, cheaters are flies who eat poo. Also exterior the metaphor they eat poo, irl. Respawn additionally plan to thwart ne’er-do-wells who be part of matches to spam advertisements throughout character choice then depart.
Respawn introduced over the weekend that they’ve handed 355ok bans on PC via the Easy Anti-Cheat software program, which actually qualifies as an enormous quantity.
“The service works but the fight against cheaters is an ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting,” they are saying. “We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players.”
Given that cheats and anti-cheats are an limitless arms race the place any data may result in breakthroughs, Respawn are secretive about what precisely they plan to do. They do word that they plan to increase their very own anti-cheat crew, seek the advice of with different consultants inside Electronic Arts, and add an in-game reporting function. Beyond that, shhh it’s a secret.
I’ve seen Apex Legends bans slapped on a number of individuals I belief sufficient to imagine their protestations that they weren’t dishonest, thoughts, which does appear an issue.
They’re equally secretive about what they plan to do concerning the jerks who gum up games by becoming a member of matches, spamming hyperlinks and advertisements (typically for cheats), then depart as soon as the spherical really begins. Unlike with cheats, they don’t have sturdy progress to report up to now however are engaged on it.
“We’re keeping a lot of our strategy close to the chest so offenders don’t have time to build workarounds before we implement changes,” they stated. “Solutions won’t happen right away but we’re on it.”
Respawn additionally word that they’re engaged on fixing crashes, with a number of fixes coming within the subsequent patch. They’re having AMD go to to assist enhance stability and efficiency too.
Don’t count on a reconnect function, thoughts. Respawn say it might be susceptible to abuse, they usually “believe the resources needed to build, test, and release it are better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary.”
I’m advised I ought to embody the pun “ban galore” so there you go.