Respawn Entertainment is no stranger to running ban waves in Apex Legends. In January, globally-ranked player, InvulnerableFPS, was banned for cheating, while in February, 652 cheaters were removed from the game.
With cheating being a common phenomenon in competitive multiplayer games, developers often struggle with how to tackle the issue. Respawn's Head of Security, Conor Ford, takes on a direct approach and often announces the studio's latest efforts to eradicate cheaters from Apex Legends.
More Than 700 High-Ranked Apex Legends Players Banned for Cheating
Ford announced the latest Apex Legends ban wave on March 15. In a Twitter post, they revealed that "700+ accounts used for cheating in ranked (Gold-Pred) have been permanently banned since last Thursday." They also clarified that "this does not, and will not, include any accounts that used an infinite heat shield exploit."
Respawn will not be able to fully eradicate cheating from the game with a single ban wave, but they have consistently shown that they are committed to keeping their game fair and competitive. The most recent ban waves have focused on PC players, but Ford warns that "console judgment is coming soon."