Apex Legends is undoubtedly one of the hottest video games at the moment, especially after scoring 50 million players a month after the release in the unusual battle of Royale. Of course, as with everything that has become so famous, it is not surprising that the game also attracted the attention of cheaters seeking to gain an unfair advantage over other players.
Last month, developer Respawn Entertainment took a firm stance against cheating after the studio banned at least 16,000 players who were caught red-handed Apex Legends. It seems that Respawn takes more decisive action against cheaters, especially on PC, by breaking down permanent bans not only on the accounts of the perpetrators, but also on the playing equipment used for the game.
In a report published by Daily eSports, many cheating forums have revealed that several people have already banned gambling for both their accounts and computers Apex Legends again. To top it all up, when Respawn detects another account associated with the same computer, the developer will tear down the additional account and block it within 30 minutes. It's reassuring to know that Respawn is proactive in combating cheaters in the game due to maintaining a fair and balanced game for everyone. It seems, however, that players are demanding more after posting Reddit online rounds a few days ago, gathering players to request Respawna to block the region in China, which is apparently in most cheaters.
Of course, cheating in video games is not a new thing and has long been a problem especially for developers of online multiplayer games, such as Apex Legends. Although a permanent ban on using equipment may limit most of these notorious players, it is not surprising if several of them will be able to find clever ways to bypass Respawn's actions. If the hardware ban turns out to be ineffective in the long run, it is unlikely that Respawn would be forced to make decisions in the courts, thus Epic Games supports cheats in Fortnite.
Apex Legends is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Daily eSports