Respawn Entertainment Reveals Number of Banned Players Since Launch
By Nathan Fusco
Respawn Entertainment revealed its team has banned 770,000 players since Apex Legends launched in February.
The also blocked over 300,000 accounts from being created. In the actual Reddit post to the community, Respawn Entertainment revealed the success of the new in-game reporting tool.
Here are some of the statistics shared on the post:
- Total bans are now at 770K players
- Blocked more than 300K account creations
- Banned more than 4,000 cheat seller accounts (spammers) in the last 20 days
- Total affected matches on PC impacted by cheaters or spammers has been reduced by over half in the last month
Respawn Entertainment shared its process, but not too in-depth so not to tip off the cheaters:
"We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA including: EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, our fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games, in addition to Easy-Anti-Cheat. While we’ve already rolled out several updates (and will be continually doing so for the foreseeable future), others will take time to fully implement."
Apex Legends has been a bit of a content lull as other games continue to push the envelope on content creation. Fortnite is about to start Season 9 which will bring more changes to the game and map. Overwatch has added an in-game engine to allow players to create new game modes and systems.
Although this announcement isn't a new Legend or weapon, banning cheaters is always a popular move for the community.
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