Apex Legends is dealing with cheaters by matching them together

July 15, 2019
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Fancy using an aimbot on unsuspecting victims to climb your way up Apex Legends’ Ranked mode? Too bad, as now you’ll be thrown into the seventh circle of hacker hell by Respawn’s matchmaking system.

In a developer update post on Reddit, Respawn’s detailed how it’s been dealing with its cheater problem. Alongside developing auto ban technology to boot out cheaters (similar to the measures PUBG Corp recently discussed), Respawn has been increasing its resources and undertaking “ongoing work to adapt to new cheats”. Most amusingly, this includes developing a matchmaking system “that matches detected cheaters and spammers together”. How delicious.

Another area of concern seems to be preventing cheaters from creating new accounts to get around bans, with some players in certain regions on “high risk accounts” now requiring two-factor authentication to log in. Respawn also says it’s been working on “improving detection that identifies and bans new spam accounts before they are used”.

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