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Over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned

Over on the Apex Legends subreddit, Respawn have posted their latest "check-in". It notes a few things they're looking at, but the most interesting is that using Easy-Anti-Cheat has led to over 355,000 cheaters being banned on PC. "The service works but the fight against cheaters is an ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting", they write. "We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players."

They're scaling up the anti-cheat team, and also planning to add a report feature that will go directly to Easy-Anti-Cheat. Apparently Respawn are also aware of the issue of spammers during character select and then disconnecting, and are working on a solution.

One more thing of note, Respawn will be working with AMD next week to address stability and performance. "In the next client patch on PC we will be addressing some of the known crashes,"they write, "but there will still be work to do as we haven’t nailed down all crashes yet."

Read the full post here.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.