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Cheating in online games is one of the most disruptive and high priority problems developers face. Ever since launching, Apex Legends has been fighting a staggering amount of cheaters. A number of our Apex Legends news articles here on COGconnected focus on the number of banned cheaters in this game. Developers never like to reveal how they track down offenders, but Respawn is becoming increasingly clever in the fight. Their new strategy is rounding them up and putting all the Apex Legends cheaters into the same matches and having them fight it out.
In a list of anti-cheat fixes laid out on /r/apexlegends, a Respawn community manager mentioned “Matchmaking that matches detected cheaters and spammers together.” By consolidating the undesirable behaviours by these players, hopefully the rest of the games will be relatively free of those people. They are also using “machine learning to create behavior models that detect and auto ban cheaters.” Blizzard is using similar tactics in their war on cheating in Overwatch. Another feature Respawn will be implementing is Two-Factor Authentication in areas with “high risk accounts.”
Respawn also said that they are investing more into their anti-cheat resources, in both tech and people. “As we’ve said before, the war against cheaters will be ongoing and remains a high priority for us. There will always be work to do, improvements to make, and new things to adapt to.” Hopefully, Respawn’s cheater-matches will discourage dishonest players and keep the honest matches clean. A new Apex Legends patch is expected to arrive next week.
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