Ever since Apex Legends launched back in 2019, the game had a bit of a problem with hackers.
Only after a couple of weeks into the official launch, hackers started to use speed hacks and other aimbots to mess with the player base. Things were so out control at one point that most players began to encounter a hacker in almost every other game. Even though it is a free-to-play game and hackers are an unfortunate part of such games, the number of hackers in the game at that time was insane.
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After much complaint from the Apex Legends community, Respawn finally were able to suppress hackers. They began to queue hackers against each other in the same lobby. As it turns out, it was quite effective in dealing with cheaters in a free-to-play FPS game.
However, recently there has been a huge spike in the number of cheaters. Especially in the ranked mode players are now experiencing more cheaters in the games. Even after several attempts from Respawn that dealt with cheaters by banning them using hardware IDs, it was pretty clear that hackers are always going to find a workaround.
Respawn unleashes their ban hammer:
Since the battle against these cheaters is always going to be an ongoing one, Respawn is now asking players to send them video clips of hackers via social media platforms such as Twitter so that they can use their ban hammer more efficiently.
Furthermore, Respawn is claiming that they are going to clean up the whole scene with some sort of new manual ban wave. So, Respawn just declared war against cheaters of all sorts in Apex Legends. Most of these bans will be taking place in the ranked mode as it is currently the number one place for cheaters.