More than 16,000 Apex Legends cheaters banned in first ten days

Respawn has banned more than 16,000 Apex Legends cheaters since the battle royale game launched on February 5, it said in a Reddit post yesterday.

It didn't break that figure down by platform, so we don't know how many of those cheaters are on PC. I haven't run into any obvious cheaters yet, but clearly they exist—and Respawn is encouraging more players to flag up anything suspicious.

"If you run into a cheater, please try and capture the evidence and let us know here," it said. "Even if you don’t get proof, get their ID and flag it and we can investigate the account."

Clearly it'd be easier if you could report players directly in the game, and it sounds like that feature may be arriving at some point. "We have heard your feedback about a report feature in the game. I’ll just say that’s a very good idea," the community manager that wrote the post said.

The post also announced that another patch to improve performance, stability and quality of life would arrive next week and that, as of Tuesday next week, Respawn will post daily updates on the Apex Legends subreddit to keep fans informed of what's happening with the battle royale.

And while you're here, check out the best Apex Legends clips we've seen so far.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.