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Respawn Taking 'Huge Steps' to Tackle Apex Legends DDoS Attacks

Respawn has a new strategy brewing for DDoS attackers.
Respawn has a new strategy brewing for DDoS attackers. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment says it is set to take drastic measures to combat the rampant DDoS attacks cheaters are using to gain unfair advantages in Apex Legends.

"The DDoS situation is being addressed as we speak by our very own @ricklesauceur," Apex Legends security expert Conor Ford wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "It isn't the easiest fix in the world but huge steps are being made to take care of this. 31 abusers were shadow banned today in the meantime. We care and are just as frustrated as the players."

Respawn Taking 'Huge Steps' to Tackle Apex Legends DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks have become increasingly common in Apex Legends, with players using them to manipulate the game state in often egregious ways.

Previous attempts to stem the tide of cheating have included bans and threats of legal action, but Respawn has yet to explain the new solution. Previous measures have failed to stamp out the DDoS attacks — a Sisyphean task if ever there were one — but Ford seems hopeful the new tack will make a positive difference in-game.