Respawn Entertainment has banned a total of 770,000 alleged cheaters from its battle royale title “Apex Legends” since it launched three months ago and garnered at least 50 million players in the first month.
The developer said it banned over 355,000 players last month for cheating and its efforts are an ‘”ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting”.
In addition to the 770,000 bans, Respawn reportedly blocked over 300,000 account creations. The total of matches affected by cheaters or spammers lowered by more than half in the last month.
Respawn has previously said they remain 100% committed to the game’s long-term growth and want to focus on the quality of content over novelty or speed of release.
Meanwhile EA’s other big Spring title, “Anthem,” is also sticking by its guns. Developer BioWare has assured fans on social media on Thursday they “remain 100% committed” to the game.
The reaffirmation comes a little over a week after BioWare announced it would delay some expected “Anthem” features like its first big Cataclysm event and will focus on fixing some of its issues instead.
The game received mixed reviews from both critics and fans who praised its combat and visuals, but also found it to be buggy and repetitive.