Fans, content creators and professional gamers were up in arms, calling out Respawn Entertainment to do everything to get rid of rampant cheating on Apex Legends.
NRG star Chris “sweetdreams” Sexton leads the clamor, saying that the game developer has yet to deliver its promise of curbing cheating in the popular team-based battle royale game.
Apex professional gamer and TSM representative Phillip “ImerialHal” also chimed in, calling for all stakeholders to save Apex Legends from losing its credibility and being taken over by cheaters.
“Empty promises and false hope. Save Apex Ranked before it’s too late,” sweetdreams said in a tweet, fueling the strong clamor that trended on social media last week.
Popular Twitch streamer Christian “Nokokopuffs” Feliciano, meanwhile, went as far as saying that the ranked game had become unplayable due to cheaters.
“I know we all saw Respawn’s post today,” he said.
“But to be honest, we have seen this before. Words were said and minds were calmed, but the problem remains. It’s by no means a far stretch to say ranked is unplayable. My vod yesterday proves that. Save Apex Ranked before it’s too late.”
The first-person shooter has been hounded by hackers for years like aimbots, wallhacks, and most recently, DDOS that kicks players out of a game.
Apex Legends had seen it all and its developers have always fallen short in fixing the problem, prompting it to lose countless players in the process.
“The Respawn team is pursuing legal options to crack down cheating in Apex Legends,” the developer said last Tuesday.
“(We’re) hiring more people to focus on manual bans. Developing more tools to automatically detect and stop DDOS attacks, and investigating ways to more quickly catch and remove cheaters from the game.”
This is not the first time that the Apex Legends community raised a howl over cheaters and it remains to be seen how the developer would respond to the most recent callout.