Apex Legends’ New Reporting Feature Isn’t Without Flaw
As with any online game, the explosion if popularity for Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends brought with it not only legitimate players but the dregs of the gaming community: cheaters. While the devs have been quite active in combating cheaters to try and maintain a decent player environment, without the help of fans finding cheaters wouldn’t be as easy or as efficient. The arrival of the season 1 for the title brought with it not only a new legend and the awaited Battle Pass, but the ability for players to report cheating and abuse. Unfortunately, not everybody is a fan — some even saying it’s next-to-useless.
Playing #apexlegends right now is like playing rust, every other playing is fucking cheating. Its even worse than #pubg.. ..and the reporting system is currently basically mute.. ..if they don't fix it soon its game over from me..
— ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ WHITEBEAR-84 (@white_bear_84) March 16, 2019
Can you implement reporting of griefing. That way if people get reported enough they can either be reviewed, or be put in to a grouping bracket with other griefers, and leave the rest of us alone.
— Austin Leon (@1995Ethereal) March 22, 2019
@PlayApex can u do something about hackers please?? reporting player is good that its added but i cant report a 1000 hackers a day to many hackers in singapore server cant even have a decent game please help!!
— pratik pendurkar (@pratikpendurka6) March 21, 2019
Hey, @PlayApex , you put a Report feature in the game, but you can't use it on the player if they win the game? Just met a straight up aimbot because you can't do shit to keep them out of your games apparently, and the reporting feature almost made me report my teammate.
— GollTheWolf (@GollTheWolf) March 20, 2019
I appreciate the new player reporting feature but it's disappointing to see that it only covers cheating, with no options to report a player for harassment, hate speech, toxic behaviour, etc
— Jeverage (@Jeverage) March 20, 2019
Others thought it was a great addition:
@PlayApex good reporting system, just 1 thing to add, being able to report toxic teammates, since there's alot of those fuckers
— .Massacre (@Massacre420) March 20, 2019
For those that don’t know what the “Report a Player” features targets:
- Added Report a Player feature for cheating and abuse on PC.
- Players can now report cheaters they encounter in-game and it’ll be sent directly to Easy Anti-Cheat. You can do this from either the spectate view after dying or when looking at your team’s Banner Cards in the Squad tab.
- We have lots of other work going on behind the scenes and this remains high priority for us. We won’t be able to share many specifics of what we’re doing but we’ll strive to provide updates on progress for the things we can talk about.
- Speed hacking: We do currently have anti-speed hacking in Apex Legends, but it’s not being as effective as intended due to a bug that we believe we’ve identified and will be addressing in our next server update. Will provide ETA for it when I have it. Working to get it out ASAP.
- Added Report a Player for abuse on Consoles
- You can report players from the spectate view after dying or when looking at your team’s Banner Cards in the Squad tab.
Though any feature can always have areas of improvement, many players feel like there should be more focus on toxicity, dropped matches, and a higher turnover revolving caught cheaters. That being said, Respawn has been incredibly attentive when it comes to making the game better and listening to their players, we’re sure they are taking in all of this feedback with open ears.
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