Apex Legends Devs Address Cheaters, A Possible Reconnect Feature, And More
Battle royale title Apex Legends became a smash hit in practically no time at all, with one of the many reasons behind this owing to developer Respawn Entertainment’s consistent amount of feedback and open discussion within its ever-growing fan base, even if it has been at the expense of dedicated Mozambique Shotgun users. Heading into the weekend, the developer did a check in over on Reddit to touch on a few topics, the most important of which involved a status update on cheaters, performance issues, and more.
During the check in, Respawn revealed that as of March 8th the developer has banned over 355k players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat. There is still more work to be done, though, and a few bullet points were revealed with the direction the team is headed in to help further combat cheating within the game:
- We are reaching out and working directly with experts, both within and outside of EA, in this area that we can learn from.
- Scaling up our anti-cheat team so we have more dedicated resources.
- We are adding a report feature on PC to report cheaters in game that goes directly to Easy-Anti-Cheat.
The developer also revealed that the team is working on ironing out some of the performance issues that have been affecting the start of matches. “We’ve seen these reports and are narrowing down causes and making improvements,” Respawn’s u/Jayfresh stated. “If this could be fixed by spending money on faster/more servers we would do it, but unfortunately there is no silver bullet on this one. We’re just rolling up our sleeves and digging in. We’ll keep you updated on any progress we make.”
Last but not least, the developer also addressed the highly requested reconnect feature, though the news wasn’t particularly promising. According to Respawn, the team is “currently not pursuing” a reconnect feature, stating that it could open a lot of risk for player abuse and that the resources needed to implement said feature are currently better used elsewhere. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the ability to reconnect to matches won’t happen at some point in the future, it just isn’t currently a priority.
Those looking to read the entire check in can do so right here. Apex Legends is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
So, thoughts on the check in from Respawn? Who’s your favorite character in Apex Legends? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
Ryan "Cinna" Carrier1976 Posts
Ryan is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't reading and writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.