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Among other measures designed to combat cheating, the studio said it is hiring more staff dedicated to handing out manual bans and creating additional tools to fight distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
“Playing against cheaters sucks,” it tweeted. “We’ll keep you updated as we ship the above changes and pursue new ones.”
Respawn permanently banned over 700 high-ranked Apex Legends players in March, according to Conor Ford, a security analyst at the studio.
And earlier this month, Ford said significant progress was being made to combat DDoS attacks
“It isn’t the easiest fix in the world but huge steps are being made to take care of this,” he tweeted. “31 abusers were shadow banned today in the meantime. We care and are just as frustrated as the players.”
According to series game director Chad Grenier, the mobile title is “a new version of Apex Legends, but it’s true to the original”.
The game has been “specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone”.
Limited closed beta testing on Android devices is currently underway, with testing due to be rolled out to more players over the course of the year.