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How many Apex Legends cheaters have been banned so far?

Published: 9/Mar/2019 12:49 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 13:22

by Joe Craven

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Respawn Entertainment, developers of the popular FPS battle royale game Apex Legends, have provided an official update on the current situation of the game. 

Since its explosion in popularity following its February release, Apex Legends, the Titanfall-esque battle royale game, has faced an increasing problem with people cheating in order to gain an in-game advantage.

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As is the case with most new games, certain players quickly try to find ways of cheating in order to be more successful. Many members of the gaming community have voiced their opinions, including Dr Disrespect, who called for improvements to the game’s methods of dealing with hackers.

Twitch/Dr DisrespectPopular Twitch entertainer Dr DisRespect recently hit out at Respawn and EA for the number of hackers.

There have been numerous responses to the issue, from the development of a report system so players can quickly and directly report players they suspect of cheating, to hilarious suggestions of forcing all cheaters to play against one another.

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Now, Respawn have posted an official Reddit update stating that, as of March 8, they have banned over 355,000 players on PC through their prevention system called ‘Easy-Anti-Cheat’. 

The incredible number of cheaters already banned reflects the vast popularity of the game, as well as Respawn’s commitment to combatting cheating.

The post goes on to explain that they are exploring a number of avenues in the fight against cheating, including consulting specifically with EA and “scaling up” their anti-cheat team and resources. 

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They also state they cannot go into too much detail with regards potential changes as they “don’t want them [cheaters] to see us coming”.

Twitch / MobadostvEven a partnered Twitch streamer was caught cheating on Apex Legends.

Outside of cheating, Respawn also provided an update on other known issues with the game, such as crashes and potential dips in server speed at the start of games. If you are experiencing crashes whilst playing the game, check out our tips on how to prevent these errors.

While there is still a long way to go in the “fight”  against cheaters, it is clear that Respawn are doing all they can to ensure the average player’s experience is not ruined.  

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We’ll continue to update this page as fresh statistics about ban numbers are released.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked