Apex Legends Easy Anti-Cheat responds to ALGS pros getting hacked

Apex Legends Easy Anti-Cheat responds to ALGS pros getting hacked
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Written by 

Alex Garton


19th Mar 2024 11:35

The recent ALGS hacking incident involving DarkZero's Noyan "Genburten" Ozkose and TSM's Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen is something no one saw coming.

An Apex Legends hacker having the ability to grant pros an aimbot and wallhacks in the middle of a competitive match seems impossible, but somehow, they managed it.

This has called into question how this happened and where the system's vulnerability lies. Unless this mystery is solved, it could happen again.

A theory being passed around is that the problem could have come from Apex Legends' anti-cheat EAC. Well, the company has responded to this speculation with its first tweet in five years.

Easy Anti-Cheat is "confident" there is no RCE vulnerability in its system

Taking to Twitter for the first time in years on March 18, Easy Anti-Cheat decided to make a statement on the ALGS hack and address the speculation that the problem was due to their system.

Based on its investigation, Easy Anti-Cheat is "confident that there is no RCE vulnerability within EAC being exploited."m It also revealed that it is working "closely" with Respawn to "support" its partner and attempt to find the problem.

Apex Legends fans are still sceptical over whether EAC is to blame

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EAC's statement may have stopped a lot of the speculation, but some Apex Legends fans are still sceptical over whether the anti-cheat is the problem. There's been heavy criticism towards EAC for multiple years, with cheaters running rampant in Ranked and causing issues.

Many players have called on Resapwn to implement a better anti-cheat system, but so far, the devs have stuck with EAC. Following this incident in the ALGS, countless fans have lost complete hope in the current system.

"Surely it can't be EAC's fault, It's not like every single game that uses EAC has hacks on the first day of release," said one user, with another arguing, "I find this hard to believe, the EAC is unreliable and you fail to accept the flaws in your system."

It's worth noting that all theories that EAC is to blame are strictly speculation and cannot be proven at the moment. Let's hope Respawn sheds more light on the situation as soon as possible.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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