Apex Legends anti-cheat update from Respawn

In response to reports of cheating in Apex Legends’ new ranked mode, developer Respawn Entertainment has shared how it has been dealing with cheaters and what it plans to do in going forward.

“We know reports of cheaters, especially in Ranked, have been a hot topic so this week we also wanted to provide a little visibility into some of the work that’s been going on behind the scenes to combat cheating,” the developer wrote on Reddit.

The team is planning on introducing two-factor authentication in regions with high-risk accounts, a matchmaking system that will match detected cheaters together, and improved detection that will identify and ban new spam accounts before they are used.

“As we’ve said before, the war against cheaters will be ongoing and remains a high priority for us,” the developer added. “There will always be work to do, improvements to make, and new things to adapt to. We’d like to thank the players that have been getting involved with helping us squash cheaters over the last week whether it be submitting reports or assisting with the vetting process for suspicious behavior.”

Apex Legends is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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