Respawn working on system to force Apex Legend cheats to play each other

Apex Legends new Anti Cheat system

Respawn has revealed that it is developing a system for Apex Legends that will force cheats and spammers in the game to play against each other.

In a Reddit post, Respawn said: “This week we also wanted to provide a little visibility into some of the work that’s been going on behind the scenes to combat cheating.” Among the anti-cheating measures it said it is preparing are: “Using machine learning to create behaviour models that detect and auto ban cheaters,” and: “Matchmaking that matches detected cheaters and spammers together.”

It also said that it is: “Investigating how people party up for matches. Even if you are not specifically using a cheat, partying up with cheaters is still cheating.” Widespread cheating in online shooters is increasingly coming under the spotlight: yesterday, we revealed that Blizzard is working on a system that will automatically shut down Overwatch matches when it discovers cheating take place in them.

Respawn hasn’t given any indication as to when its new anti-cheating measures will be implemented, although it has said that it will introduce them via updates. So far, the reaction to the proposed measures by Apex Legends’ player base remains unknown, although the idea of forcing cheats to play each other should appeal to those who insist on playing the game honestly. A varied array of cheats for Apex Legends, such as Aimbots, is currently available to buy on the web.

For the latest Apex Legends-related news and updates, visit the game’s website.

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