Robust Anti-cheat is one of the essential parts of any online multiplayer game, as the hackers and cheaters ruin the gameplay experience for legit players. Respawn Entertainment got to know the same with an increased number of cheaters in Apex Legends. Now, the Anti-cheat system is rewarding permanent bans to the players who used the cheats or are still using the cheats. The anti-cheat system ban is permanent and is linked with the hardware of the computer. With the hardware ban, the users won’t be able to play the game on the same hardware even if they purchase the game from another account.
Respawn Entertainment didn’t announce that they are going to ban the cheaters from the game. But someone posted the screenshot of the complaints from Cheating Forum on the official Apex Legends Subreddit. The screenshots are of the cheaters that got banned using specific cheats and are not able to join the game after being kicked mid game. The ban does not apply to the particular account, but the hardware of the user. If the user tries to create another account from the same banned computer, he will instantly receive a permanent ban on a new account.
If any player receives hardware ban on his/her computer, then he/she will not be able to play the same game anymore from the banned computer. The only way to restart playing the game is to purchase a new computer which do not have the hardware ban. But considering the price of buying a new computer, it is not a practical decision to play a multiplayer video game. The honest players of Apex Legends multiplayer Battle Royale game are pleased to see the cheaters getting permanent bans. One of the players said on Reddit that this would ensure a clean and legit gaming community with no place for cheaters.