Conor "Hideouts" Ford, a security analyst at Respawn Entertainment, has confirmed that developers are working on solving the issues with cheaters and hackers in Apex Legends, and improvements are "coming soon."
Hideouts hinted at this in an interaction in Apex streamer Christian ‘Nokokopuffs’ Feliciano's live stream on April 30. “We have a lot of improvements coming for anti-cheat in the very near future," he said in the chat. He didn't confirm when the "very near future" actually is, but it's been suggested that this future may be when Season 9 rolls around on May 4.
Season 9 is set to bring many changes to the game, according to the patch notes. Over 100 million players have played the game as of 2021, according to Respawn, and a significant percentage of those players have to deal with cheaters and hackers in games, especially on a high level. Respawn has typically done well with handling this issue in Apex Legends in the past, but there is still room to grow.
Here's to hoping that Hideouts was accurate about "a lot of improvements" coming soon to finally bring the downfall of hackers and cheaters in the Apex Legends community.