As the issue of hacking in Apex Legends continues to get worse and worse, some Chinese players have taken it open themselves to help combat the cheaters.
Despite experiencing explosive success since its release in early-February, Apex Legends continues to face a major issue when it comes to in-game cheating.
Despite Respawn Entertainment announcing that thousand of cheaters have gotten banned up to this point, it still continues to be a frustrating problem that many innocent players have to deal with.
Seeing as how the developers have not been able to find a more successful solution, some Chinese players have decided to look for a fix themselves, which led them to develop a program that combats cheaters and hackers.
Ironically, since third-party software isn’t supposed to be used in Apex Legends, the program itself is technically also a hack, and its algorithm essentially uses cheats to stop cheaters.
According to Reddit user ‘SilentRedBoi,’ the image above is taken from the Chinese anti-cheat program, and each of its features offers a different counter to popular hacks that players like to use in-game.
Roughly translated, these options are:
- Autoaim disturb
- Speed hack back to normal speed
- Wallhacking cheaters only
- Convenient reporting system by creating player info file on desktop
While each of those four features are powerful in their own way, perhaps the strongest one is the fourth, which creates a file containing the cheater’s information that can be used to easily report him or her for cheating.
It’s been well documented how Apex Legends lacks a convenient in-game system to report cheaters, much like Fortnite Battle Royale, and players instead have to go through a tedious process online.
However, Respawn have confirmed that such a system will be implemented soon in-game, so that reporting feature of the anti-hack program may no longer be needed in the near future.
While this Chinese anti-cheat program is pretty well though out, and the irony of its existence is pretty humorous, it’s not a sustainable or long-term solution by any means.
The onus is definitely on Respawn to clean up Apex Legends as effectively and soon as they can, before the integrity of the game becomes too fractured beyond repair.