Apex Legends devs outline their efforts to combat cheaters

Joseph Pascoulis
Apex devs respond to cheaters

In recent news, Respawn Entertainment put out a video responding to huge complaints about in-game hackers and cheaters.

Since the game released back in 2019, Apex Legends has suffered from hackers and cheaters across the battle royale.

This has left not only casual players, but pros and streamers in agony as the game becomes increasingly difficult to play due to the sheer number and extent of hacking.

The issue of cheating has been impacting the community so much so that Respawn actually released a short video commenting on the issue.

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Apex devs respond to cheaters

In the video, Apex Legends Design Developer, Jason McCord (@MosterclipRSPN), describes the battle against cheaters as a ‘war of attrition forever’.

Essentially, they state that cheaters will constantly find new ways to exploit the game, regardless of their anti-cheat system. The best Respawn can do is attempt to stay two steps ahead of the hackers.

Another interesting point Jason makes is regarding their silence. Respawn can’t share details about the ways in which they are countering cheaters in their game. If they did, it would be like giving away their war strategy, making it easier for hackers to cheat.

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Helping players impacted by cheaters

What Jason did share was how Respawn are working on ways to help players whose games have been impacted by hackers. The Design Developer states that this could come in the form of loss forgiveness, preventing loss of RP in Ranked Leagues.

Jason also confirmed that the devs are listening to the comments of the community. However, there is a strict threat detection process in which updates have to go through. This is simply to make sure these changes can be made without any negative backlash.

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Player feedback is important to Respawn, with many of the past updates being added after comments from the community. For more news on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie Intel and check out some of our other articles below.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. He enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]