Respawn Entertainment has told players it’s “pursuing several options” to crack down on cheaters in Apex Legends. While foul play is rarely too far away from any FPS game, conversations around Respawn’s popular battle royale game have grown louder recently. One content creator also started a popular hashtag on social media following the developer’s update on cheating.
Respawn says it’s employing more people to focus on manual bans, developing more tools to automatically detect and stop DDOS attacks, and looking into how it can catch and remove cheaters from games more swiftly. “Playing against cheaters sucks,” the developer tweets. “We’ll keep you updated as we ship the above changes and pursue new ones.”
You can find plenty of clips on Reddit of people cheating, though it’s a social media movement that’s drawing plenty of attention. Apex Legends content creator Sweet started a ‘Save Apex Ranked’ hashtag, explaining in a Twitlonger post that they believe the game is swiftly becoming unplayable as players and cheaters flood to other servers.