Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that an in-game cheater reporting system will be added to Apex Legends.
The prevalence of cheaters has been one of the biggest complaints Apex Legends has faced since its release.
Respawn said they have in fact taken action against cheaters, revealing that they have banned more than 16,000 players in the first week alone, but players continue to encounter suspicious activity.
While cheating is an unfortunate but inevitable aspect of almost all multiplayer games, the main reason players have found it so frustrating in Apex Legends is that there is no in-game reporting function that allows alert the developers of a suspicious account.
It is possible to report players suspected of cheating or other game rule violations, but this requires going to EA’s website and filling out a form.
Fortunately, this problem seems ready to be fixed. Apex Legends Product Manager Lee Horn has confirmed Respawn has heard the complaints and will deal with them soon.
“A more detailed article on cheating is coming, so I don’t want to steal [Community Manager] Jay’s thunder, but a reporting feature is definitely on the way. “
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While no exact ETA for the feature has been confirmed, players can likely expect more information very soon. Respawn associate producer Josh Medina has confirmed that an upcoming “state of development” update “this week” – presumably, therefore, by March 10 at the latest – will cover “other topics. not relating to balance “, which seems likely to include the cheating problem.
Respawn Entertainment is also expected to reveal more details regarding Season 1, which is slated for release on March 12, although no official date has yet been confirmed.