Since their arrival in Apex Legends, Prowlers have caused a lot of controversy in the competitive Apex community for how much they can interfere in players' matches. The monsters prove very hard to defeat when grouped together, and in a close game, they can either be your best friend or worst nightmare depending on if they choose to attack you from a distance or spare you.
However, recently surfaced videos and screenshots have brought praise to the Prowlers in Apex games as "in-game anti-cheats." A Reddit user posted a video of him spectating a cheating player who killed him in a match, and it appears that the cheater was so locked onto another enemy, that the Prowler the cheater was shooting at was repelling the bullets.
The comments in the post praise the prowler as an "anti-cheat" and claim the monsters are "immune to cheaters." If the Prowlers can't be attacked by the cheating software that some players use on enemies, this makes it extremely difficult for them to win. The prowlers and other beasts are scattered around the map, and it is almost guaranteed every player will encounter a nest of them at least once. Prowlers are especially tough because they can bring attention to you for other players if you engage in combat with them.
While they are extremely difficult for players to play against and some still feel they should be nerfed, if Prowlers are truly the in-game "anti-cheat," they can still be good for Apex Legends matches.