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EA’s war on Apex Legends cheaters just got even more serious

Published: 23/Jul/2019 8:39 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 8:57

by Connor Bennett

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Electronic Arts, the publishers behind Apex Legends, are stepping up the fight against cheaters and hackers by developing their own anti-cheat team.

Like the vast majority of multiplayer titles, Apex Legends has suffered through a number of issues with cheats and exploits. Respawn Entertainment has already banned an eye-watering number of hackers and even taken their “war on cheaters” to the next level with new learning software.

Yet, that hasn’t stopped those players who want to cheat from cheating – as some even take the misstep of showing off their cheats to the world via Twitch. Now, though, it appears as if both EA and Respawn are looking to consign cheaters to the trash once and for all and rid Kings Canyon of its problem. 

Hackers have even shown off their Apex Legends cheat live on stream.

On July 22, EA posted an Anti-Cheat Program Manager position to Hitmarker Jobs, stating that they’re on the hunt for a “highly skilled Anti-Cheat Program Manager” who can help drive “various security initiatives” solely for Apex. 

Whoever takes on the role will be tasked with clamping down on everything from low-level in-game cheaters to people who sell exploits, but do so without taking down the wider Apex community. There will also be an opportunity to build a “dedicated studio anti-cheat team from the ground up,” so only the best of the best will nr working on stamping out the in-game exploits.

Hitmarker JobsEA are taking their war on Apex cheats very seriously.

Of course, cheating isn’t the only big issue affecting Apex Legends at the moment – with the community currently up in the arms about the game’s current shift in meta

While cheaters are rewarded with insane accuracy, invincibility, or even knowing the location of enemy players, non-aggressive players and campers are being showered in ranked points for not taking fights and surviving until the late game.

Unlike cheating, this new meta issue isn’t something that either EA or Respawn can stamp out with new software or a brand-new team dedicated to the issue.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.