Number 4 and 6 ranked Apex predator players on the Xbox platform have been permanently banned by Respawn for using DDoS attacks that caused many server crashes.
Recently, a new trend emerged among hackers to use DDoS attacks as soon as they get knocked out of a ranked game. This means these exploiters would intentionally use DDoS attacks to crash Apex Legends’ servers to avoid getting demoted from their top spot.
This sort of crash became widespread, especially in high-ELO lobby games like Masters and Predator. As a result, it was almost impossible for players to climb the ranked ladder. Things were really bad on the Xbox servers, as video evidence provided by some players clearly shows that some top Apex Predator players on the platform were behind those DDoS attacks.
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The clip revealed that as soon as players knocked on these top predators on Xbox, the server would immediately crash. Later, this clip garnered a lot of attention from the Apex Legends community. Many rallied to have these abusers banned from the game altogether.
Following many complaints from the community, Respawn quickly made the decision to ban these DDoS attackers from Apex Legends after a thorough investigation. Previously, Hideouts, who is a security analyst at Respawn, mentioned that DDoS attackers are getting targeted in a new ban wave.
This is not a one-time incident, as cheaters have used many creative techniques to work their way up the ranked ladder in the past. It was only a matter of time before these abusers got what they deserved.