Less than two weeks since the launch of the new big beast in the battle royale scene, and Apex Legends has already attracted the attention of cheaters across the globe. And since this is a multiplayer game, those cheaters have been banned, in droves according to developer Respawn Entertainment. In this week’s update, Respawn has revealed that they’ve already banned more than 16,000 cheaters in their new Titanfall-based shooter.
Since Apex Legends launched, it has continually made headlines for all of the right reasons. From usurping the top slot in viewership on Twitch, to pulling in 10 million players in the first week, the game has been a massive hit. Apex Legends’ first patch rolled out this past week, adding Valentines Day cosmetic items to the store, as well as fixing various issues. There are even ongoing talks of a Chinese release of Apex Legends. Despite all that positive progress, some players are content with ruining the game by cheating, cheaters are being cracked down on hard though.
And Respawn wants players to know that they’re working on fixes and ways to catch hackers in-game, like a reporting feature. Until then, the developer wanted to encourage players to report them using existing means out-of-game. And if you have video proof showing the cheater in action, that’s the best, but any reports without proof are still being given proper attention.
“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.”
Apex Legends is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.