Respawn's latest anti-cheat measures sees Apex cheaters banned by hardware IDs

Fortnite’s new Reboot Van comes from the Apex Legends playbook

Respawn's latest anti-cheat measures sees Apex cheaters banned by hardware IDs

We speculated Epic Games was essentially just ripping off Respawn Beacons from "Apex Legends" and it turns out those assumptions were correct.

Following months of rumors surrounding respawn-enabling vehicles, Epic Games has finally detailed the new Reboot Vans in its latest Dev Update, hosted by the banana-suited community manager Nathan Mooney. Upon death, squadmates will drop their Reboot Card, which can be used at a Reboot Van to respawn them. The Reboot Van is not yet available in the game, but will be next week in the 8.30 patch update.

Basically, if a squadmate gets killed but you slip through the enemies' fingers, you can bring your friend back at a Reboot Van by grabbing the Reboot Card that they drop. Reboot Vans work pretty much the same way as Apex Legends' Respawn Beacons do. The van is created to honk upon activation and shoot a beam of light into the sky.

The good news is that players will spawn on a pad directly on top of the van, meaning that you'll get insta-backup if you're quick enough. A few screengrabs of what seems to be an internet forum for cheaters was shown on Reddit with a few complaints by players who apparently bought an Apex cheat there and ended up getting banned in the game today. Also, the video mentions reboot cards being an item.

We should know more next week once this feature is actually available in the game.

After your squad reboots, the van will be unavailable to reboot for a limited time.

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