What seems like forever ago, players of PUBG called for PUBG Corp. to region lock China after the servers became flooded with hackers and cheaters from the country.
Although it took a long time to get sorted, PUBG took note, and Respawn Entertainment might have to look at doing the same.
Apex legends is the most popular BR game for now,but I realise the problem of hackers in China is really serious
— Skulem (@Skul3m) March 7, 2019
Apex Legends fans have been complaining about the influx of players from China, which has led to some serious balancing issues in the game thanks to the misuse of cheats and hacks. Unfortunately, there’s not going to be a quick fix for the problems, as Apex hasn’t even officially launched in China yet, meaning neither Respawn or EA can legally stop the issues.
@VinceZampella 50 million love your game. All we ask is for you to love us back. I hope this gets sorted out. I suggest you could add a security measure to create an account, like a phone number tied to the account and more importantly… region lock China. #ApexLegends pic.twitter.com/JXvhSUhb1F
— Joshua Gallardo (@joshuaggallardo) March 15, 2019
Region lock China before season pass! #regionlock
— ぎゃび (@New_gavwayne) March 14, 2019
Abacus News reports that Apex Legends cheats can be bought really easily in China, costing as little as one US dollar, although some hacks can reach three-figure price tags.
@JayFrechette Jay, can you or @Respawn put out an official statement on a definitive plan to combat these rampant cheaters? Half of the players in lobby late night (For NA at least) are from another region and many of them are using exploitshttps://t.co/41FlLTzkE9
— Henry Nguyen (@CharginMyLazers) March 15, 2019
Neither Respawn Entertainment or EA has responded to the cries for a region lock.
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