Apex Legends Will Force Cheaters To Play Against Each Other
As fun as the battle royale game is, Apex Legends has a serious cheating problem. Developer Respawn Entertainment has done plenty to help stem the tide since the game released early this year, but that hasn’t stopped many players’ experiences from being ruined by those looking to get an illegal leg up on their competition. Thankfully, Respawn is committed to continue the fight, and it appears that the developer has come up with an interesting way of fighting back.
During a recent Reddit check-in post, the folks over at Respawn Entertainment opened up about the ongoing fight against cheaters, listing several measures that will soon be implemented into the game that should make cheating a much less lucrative venture. Here’s the list:
- Using machine learning to create behavior models that detect and auto ban cheaters.
- Requiring TFA in certain regions on high risk accounts.
- Improving detection that identifies and bans new spam accounts before they are used.
- Ongoing work to adapt to new cheats.
- Matchmaking that matches detected cheaters and spammers together.
- Investigating how people party up for matches. Even if you are not specifically using a cheat, partying up with cheaters is still cheating.
- Increasing resources whether that be people or tech.
One of these notes mentions that matchmaking will match detected cheaters and spammers together into the same round, which is honestly the best and most ingenious thing I can think of that doesn’t involve swinging the ban hammer. If cheaters are out looking to ruin the experience of those that play by the rules, then let’s turn things around and see how they like it.
Apex Legends is now available free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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