Apex Legends Cheaters Are Now Receiving Permanent Bans on Their Hardware
Cheating in Apex Legends has been a big issue on PC and Respawn has now begun to bring down the hammer with permanent hardware bans.
Battle Royale games have encountered a plethora of cheaters over the span of their existence. Especially on PC. The amount of cheating going on during the glory days of PUBG was rampant. Today, the latest popular title, Apex Legends, is next on the list. Last week I wrote about a popular Reddit post making the rounds calling for Respawn to region lock China due to the rampant cheating. Respawn, is now bringing down the hammer with permanent hardware bans to all cheaters.
According to daily esports, several cheat sharing forums have discussed that people have begun getting punished for their cheating ways. As stated above, this is not your normal account suspension. If Respawn catches a player cheating, they will ban both you and your PC from ever playing the game. On top of that, if there is another account created from that same hardware, the account is then flagged and banned within 30 minutes. Someone was able to grab a screenshot of one cheater that was banned and shared the image to Reddit:
Of course, players will find ways to finagle their way around Respawns hardware ban. Cheaters are pretty clever themselves and will anticipate moves made by developers. However, a majority of them will be pretty upset. Daily esports stated that websites will sell some of the cheats that were being used for up to $150, depending on the program. Some of the websites offering these cheats have even stated that the cheats are undetectable, yet purchasers of said software are still being flagged and unable to play Apex on their PC again.
Cheating ruins the fun for players. However, what might be even more important, they ruin the entirety of a game and can drive people away from the game, which is unfair to hardworking developers. Some might say that hardware bans can be a bit harsh, I wouldn’t have it any other way though.