We will finally be getting a report system.
Apex Legends has been getting a lot of players lately, and along with it, the game has had lot of cheaters, naturally. It’s free, and it’s amazing, so there will definitely be some miscreants trying to ruin the fun for us all.
A couple of weeks ago, Respawn had reported that they had banned over 16,000 accounts from Apex. Now that number has reached a whopping 355,000. Compared to its 50 million strong fan base, it is not much. But now at least we know that their Easy Anti-Cheat works.
The report came in in the regular Respawn Check-in on the Apex subreddit. Not only this, they also reported that they also had future plans to tackle the problem of cheating:
We are working on improvements to combat cheaters and we’re going to have to be pretty secretive about our plans. Cheaters are crafty and we don’t want them to see us coming. With that said, we can share some high levels things we’re doing:
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.
That’s right, we are finally getting a report feature after asking Respawn for it.
Other than that, they are also working to fix crash on AMD GPUs. “Next week AMD will be at the studio and just like we did with Nvidia visit, we’ll be working together to improve stability and performance on PC”, the post said.
Another feature that players have been asking from Respawn is the reconnect feature. But sadly, we won’t be getting that anytime soon:
We’ve heard the suggestions from you folks asking for a reconnect to match feature. We are currently not pursuing this for a couple reasons:
It opens a lot of risk for players to abuse it.
We believe the resources needed to build, test, and release it are better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary.