Apex Legends is a battle royale style game which has made a huge fan base in minimal time. Still, this successful game had to face similar issues which other battle royale style games come across.
Respawn Entertainment made a huge leap forward by developing a current hit genre game, but they failed to tackle the issue of cheaters in the game who manage to come up with new ways to gain an extra advantage over other players.
Respawn posted a new post on Reddit with their take on the in-game cheating issue. They stated that they had received plenty of feedback from gamers and possibly they are considering to add an in-game reporting feature for players to report any suspected players.
Respawn also clarified that they would not sit idle until next update and instead they have already banned 16,000 players who were caught red-handed while cheating.
Still, 16000 player ban would barely impact the 25 million concurrent player mark which Apex Legends achieved in its first week since launch. Also, players can currently report any suspected cheater by notifying them at Easy Anti-Cheat.
Players can even add some evidence while reporting a cheater like a screenshot to make the investigation much more comfortable and immediate action could be taken against them.
Even though if you fail in collecting any shreds of evidence against the cheater you can still file a complaint against them by reporting the ID of the cheater and flag them. After that Respawn will take the necessary action against them, once the accused is proven guilty of cheating in the game.
Seemingly Apex Legends has achieved massive success and become quite famous amongst the gaming community giving great competition to the retro Fortnite and PUBG titles.
Although Respawn managed to eliminate 16,000 cheaters from the title but seeing the rising popularity of the game, players are looking for every possible means to have the upper hand against the other players.
It not yet clarified that how will the new in-game reporting feature work, but community members and fans are quite excited about how would the new feature function. Also how much time would be required to remove the suspected player from the game or will they have a cooling down period instead of a complete ban.
As developers at Respawn claims to sustain Apex Legends as a ten-year game, it will be quite interesting to observe them come up with new and innovative means to halt the in-game cheaters. To take appropriate action against such players to provide every player with an equal chance of winning the match.
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