Apex Legends Security Department Starts the New Year with 20 Hardware Bans

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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Work at the security department of Respawn Entertainment never really stops since Apex Legends is a free-to-play online multiplayer game.

Cheaters and exploiters cause havoc on any online gaming server. That also includes the ranked matchmaking in Apex Legends. Unsurprisingly, repeated offenders usually get permanent hardware ID bans.

Hideouts, the security personnel at Respawn, recently took a short break to avoid burnout and have now come back in full swing with over 221 bans, of which 20 were apparently hardware ID bans.

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Starting the Year with More Bans

While every New Year’s wish starts with some new year resolution, Apex Legends started the new year with a new must-needed ban wave. Cheating in an online free-to-play video game will always be ongoing, as exploiters usually find a workaround.

That is where manual intervention comes in really handy. If any cheater somehow manages to avoid the built-in anti-cheat system, manual intervention coupled with a thorough overview becomes essential for most online games.

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Additionally, the new Fight Night Event is also right around the corner. With this mid-season update, Respawn didn’t make any meta-shifting changes. Instead, they opted to include a slight powerup for certain legends. The event is supposed to go live on January 5, 2021.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.