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Repawn Entertainment provided another one of their check ins last night. This time it wasn’t a behind the scenes look at the office and it focused on some hot topics around the game.

Kicking it off, the Apex Legends developer discussed cheating in the popular battle royale. According to the post 355,000 cheaters have been banned on PC thanks to the Easy-Anti-Chest. The fight goes on though Respawn says, and they’ll “need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting.

Crashes were another big point of discussion as the game has been plagued by these issues since its release. The studio will welcome AMD next week where they will work together to provide a more stable environment for those using systems with their products. If you’re an Nvidia user and the recent update didn’t solve your problems, Respawn is “continuing to work with Nvidia to improve performance and stability.

A highly requested reconnect feature was discussed but unfortunately for those desiring it, Respawn is not pursuing it. The games developer provides two reasons why it’s not currently on the agenda.

  1. It opens a lot of risk for players to abuse it.
  2. We believe the resources needed to build, test, and release it are better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary.

Hard to argue with that as the ability to leave and reconnect definitely has it’s flaws.

You can read the full check in from Respawn Entertainment below.

“Hello friends,

Before we head into the weekend we wanted to touch on some topics:

CHEATERS

As of today we’ve banned over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat. The service works but the fight against cheaters is an ongoing war that we’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting. We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all players.

We are working on improvements to combat cheaters and we’re going to have to be pretty secretive about our plans. Cheaters are crafty and we don’t want them to see us coming. With that said, we can share some high levels things we’re doing:

  • We are reaching out and working directly with experts, both within and outside of EA, in this area that we can learn from.
  • Scaling up our anti-cheat team so we have more dedicated resources.
  • We are adding a report feature on PC to report cheaters in game that goes directly to Easy-Anti-Cheat.

SPAMMERS DURING CHARACTER SELECT

We are very aware of the cases of players spamming during character select and the drop and then disconnecting shortly after. We’re keeping a lot of our strategy close to the chest so offenders don’t have time to build workarounds before we implement changes. Solutions won’t happen right away but we’re on it.

CRASHES

Next week AMD will be at the studio and just like we did with Nvidia visit, we’ll be working together to improve stability and performance on PC. In the next client patch on PC we will be addressing some of the known crashes, but there will still be work to do as we haven’t nailed down all crashes yet. In Season 1 we’ll be adding improved reporting that should help us in identifying and squashing more PC crash issues.

I’ve seen it shared here but in case anyone missed it, Nvidia has released a driver update for RTX users that have been experiencing the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG crash specifically for GeForce RTX cards and we’re continuing to work with Nvidia to improve performance and stability.

RECONNECT FEATURE?

We’ve heard the suggestions from you folks asking for a reconnect to match feature. We are currently not pursuing this for a couple reasons:

  1. It opens a lot of risk for players to abuse it.
  2. We believe the resources needed to build, test, and release it are better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary.

SLOW SERVER PERFORMANCE AT THE START OF MATCHES

We’ve seen these reports and are narrowing down causes and making improvements. If this could be fixed by spending money on faster/more servers we would do it, but unfortunately there is no silver bullet on this one. We’re just rolling up our sleeves and digging in. We’ll keep you updated on any progress we make.

Have a great weekend everyone and be excellent to each other! We’ll see you next week.”

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