Apex Legends developer Respawn shuts down over 770,000 cheaters

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Battle royale title working hard to remove hackersDeveloper Respawn Entertainments seems to be making good on its recent promise to crack down on cheating in sci-fi shooter Apex Legends. Last week, the company announced that they have banned 770,000 players, blocked 300,000 account creations and shut down 4,000 “cheat-selling” accounts created within the free-to-play title.”We can’t share details on what we’re doing so as to not give a head’s up to the cheat makers,” stated project lead Drew McCoy on the Respawn website. “What we can say is that we’re attacking this from every angle: from improvements in detecting cheaters, to bolstering resources and tools, to improving processes and other sneaky things to combat sellers and cheaters”.Respawn aren’t going it alone in what they call a “constant war” with sneaky cheats, they are being given a helping hand from Electronic Arts’ fraud unit, along with fellow EA developers DICE and Capital Games in efforts to shut down hackers and cheat sellers, among other rule violators. Apex Legends’ surprise launch in February immediately pulled in a hefty community of some 50 million players. That’s a lot of people to monitor, but Respawn seems dedicated to keeping the battle in The Outlands a fair fight.Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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