Respawn’s battle royale behemoth hasn’t been without its problems, and latest post on the Apex Legends subreddit reveals that the studio has banned over 355,000 cheaters on PC – largely to the service Easy-Anti-Cheat.
Even though there has been a large number of successful bans, Respawn’s community manager Jay Frechette says the “war on cheaters” is still ongoing.
“We’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting. We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players.”
Frechette also made it clear that they have other plans in place to stop further cheaters, but they are keeping their cards close to their chest on what those plans are:
“We are working on improvements to combat cheaters and we’re going to have to be pretty secretive about our plans. Cheaters are crafty and we don’t want them to see us coming.”
The studio did go on to share some of the high-level ways they intend to combat cheaters in future, including working with experts within and outside of EA, giving more resources to their anti-cheat team, and adding a report feature to PC, so players can report cheaters in-game directly.