Respawn Bangs Ban Hammer Gavel; More Than 355,000 Cheaters Kicked Out Using Easy-Anti-Cheat

Respawn Bangs Ban Hammer Gavel; More Than 355,000 Cheaters Kicked Out Using Easy-Anti-Cheat

Respawn Bangs Ban Hammer Gavel; More Than 355,000 Cheaters Kicked Out Using Easy-Anti-Cheat

Respawn Bangs Ban Hammer Gavel; More Than 355,000 Cheaters Kicked Out Using Easy-Anti-Cheat

Respawn Entertainment has kicked out more than 355,000 players for good after they failed the Easy-Anti-Cheat test.

At the very least, this showed that the self-monitoring feature introduced by the developer does work. However, in a Reddit update, Respawn acknowledged that the fight isn’t over as more people are expected to game the system.

It then urged the Apex Legends community to be very vigilant to weed out the cheaters from the game. It said that cheating is being taken “very seriously.”

Meanwhile, Respawn revealed that it’s working to improve the system to catch the cheaters better. However, it’s not sharing any information as it said that they need to be “pretty secretive” about their plans. This is to make sure that the cheaters won’t know what hits them.

Nevertheless, the developer did give a glimpse of what they are doing, without going into details:

1. They are scaling up on personnel and resources for their “anti-cheat team.”
2. They are collaborating with industry experts, not just within the EA community but also outside to determine the right course of action
3. They will introduce a report feature for PC users, and the information will be channeled through the Easy-Anti-Cheat program

While the Easy-Anti-Cheat has been a success, there have been issues experienced by users, as well. For instance, there have been connectivity issues and crashes. The game may also fail to load after some files went missing or were corrupted. EA has released a guide on how to solve the common issues.

Also on its Reddit post, Respawn addressed some of the crashing problems reported by the users. The developer will meet with AMD executives next week to discuss performance issues. The company already met with Nvidia executives earlier.

As a result of that meeting, Nvidia updated its driver for RTX to address the crash (showing up as DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG).

However, this is a long-term plan as Respawn admitted that they hadn’t identified the cause of some of the crashes. Along with this plan is to add to the reporting mechanism user crash issues to help pinpoint the source of the problem.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play game employing a battle-royal format. It was released on February 4, 2019, on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. After just one week of release, the game managed to breach the 25 million mark in terms of the number of players.