Apex Legends

Apex Legends ban wave catches hundreds of high-ranked players cheating

Published: 31/Jan/2021 13:45 Updated: 31/Jan/2021 15:15

by Connor Bennett

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Respawn Entertainment have, once again, swung the banhammer and banned some of Apex Legends’ highest-ranked players in another wave of bans. 

Just like in other battle royales, cheaters can run wild in Apex Legends despite Respawn doing their best to try and root out the issues. 

Typically, these cheats come in the form of aimbots and wallhacks, and while they can be found in normal public matches, there are some players who decide to up the ante and take the hacks into Ranked Leagues play.

Recently, two of the game’s highest-ranked players were outed as cheaters after Respawn’s security lead Conor Ford, aka RSPN_Hideouts, dished out some bans. And now he’s back with another raft of bans for cheaters.

Caustic using Caustic Gas in Apex Legends artwork
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Some Apex Legends players have been using cheats to gain the upper hand over their opponents.

On January 30, the Respawn security lead tweeted that he was on the tail of cheaters once again, with some of the cheaters he was after this time being ranked at Platinum and higher in Apex’s Ranked Leagues. 

“I’m hopping on tonight to clean house. I have about 240 people that are platinum and above that will be banned and will be monitoring for a majority of the night,” he posted. 

The announcement that he was swinging the ban hammer sparked plenty of positive replies, as well as questions. One fan asked if it was for all regions, to which Hideouts gave a simple response of yes. 

As of writing, it’s a little difficult to tell as to who got banned. None of the pros have called anybody out as they have before, so it’s likely a group of inconsequential players. 

On Reddit, Hideouts explained that an exploit allowing high ranking players will be fixed in Season 8, “so we should hopefully see less in the higher-ranked lobbies.”

Bans for cheaters are, obviously, welcomed by the community and are a positive step to cleaning the game up. But, it’s difficult to fully root them out. At the end of the day, despite all of Hideouts’ work, if cheaters want to cheat, they’ll probably find a way to do so.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?