Respawn has updated visibility for their Anti-Cheat in Season 19.
Cheating in online games is the bane of everyone’s experience. Nobody likes to join a game after a long day’s work and be met with a cheater or hacker who ruins the experience for everyone. Anti-cheat software has come a long way since then. These days, they are stronger and are updated almost every other day.
In their many years of running the Apex games, cheating has been a consistent issue Respawn has had to deal with. Season 19 is just another addition to their crusade against cheating. While the update is minor, it is another step in the right direction.
Apex uses Easy Anti-Cheat as its primary anti-cheat. Alongside upgrades to cheat detection, Respawn is trying to increase the visibility of actions taken in the game. Now, players will know when a cheater is detected and removed from their lobby. In their patch notes for Season 19 Ignite, they have stated their intentions to improve their Anti-Cheat capabilities.
This notification will appear in the kill feed when a player in your current match has been removed. This alert will only be triggered by our anti-cheat systems and will not display when someone quits a match, loses connection or is kicked for AFK. “Respawn
Similar features already exist in other competitive titles. VALORANT has Vanguard, which is considered one of the stronger anti-cheats at present. It works by banning the cheater in a live game if detected and informing players with a fullscreen notice of their game being canceled. Valve’s VAC-Net is also ramping up slowly, with live banning being implemented.
With this, Apex Legends is still playing catch-up to other industry Anti-Cheat programs. However, the constant updates are a good sign that the developers are still very serious about their game and are working to fix as much as possible.