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Apex Legends Battle Armor event update: new limited-time mode

Published: 28/Apr/2020 16:04 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 19:01

by Calum Patterson

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As Season 4 of Apex Legends has been extended, Respawn Entertainment are adding a new limited-time Battle Armor event to help pass the time waiting for the new season.

Taking place on World’s Edge, Battle Armor will rotate the same mode each few days, but with one key difference each time. At each rotation, a new level of shield will be available, and only this level.

For example, on April 28, things will kick off with white shield, the basic tier. There’s another twist too, as all players will land on the map with the shield equipped, plus a P2020. No new shields will be available to pick up either, so you’ll need to use cells and batteries to top yours up.

Evo Shields have been made permanent in Apex Legends
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Evo Shield will be the last rotation in the event,

After a few days, the next level of shield will take over, all the way up to the Evo Shield. This event will carry on all the way to May 12, which is the new start date for Season 5.

The final phase, starting on May 9, will also have Double level XP on offer for all top 5 finishes. The mode will rotate at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on each given day:

Battle Armor LTM schedule

  • April 28 – Level 1 (White) armor only.
  • May 2 – Level 2 (Blue) armor
  • May 6 – Level 3 (Purple) armor.
  • May 9 – Evo Armor

Respawn have confirmed that this event is “just one way we are going to start experimenting with the core gameplay of Apex Legends, and we’re excited to introduce even more twists in Season 5 and beyond.”

Sheild batteries in Apex Legends.
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There won’t be any shields on the ground, but there will be batteries and cells to recharge with.

When is the Battle Armor event update?

The update will go live on April 28 at approximately 10 am PT/1 pm ET/6 pm BST on all platforms.

While the season is extended for a week, all challenges will still be available to complete, and you can keep grinding in Ranked Mode for the next level. Also, if you’ve not completed the Season 4 battle pass, now is your chance.

Players have been suggesting that dropping in with a P2020 pistol could be made permanent in regular modes too. This has possibly been inspired by Call of Duty’s Warzone, which drops players in with two armor plates and a pistol by default.

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Apex Legends clamps down on teamers ruining ranked play

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 2:03

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have banned top-ranked Apex Legends players on Xbox who were found ‘teaming’ in the competitive playlist, extending the devs’ hard-line approach to cheaters.

Teamers have been prevalent in Apex since the game’s launch. While the war against cheaters has been ongoing, Respawn have shown they’re not afraid to swing the ban hammer once reports start to get out of hand.

For the people who have poured hundreds of hours into the battle royale to reach some of the highest echelons of the Rank ladder, the devs won’t think twice about banning you if you’re caught obstructing Apex’s competitive integrity.

Respawn security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford has been slamming cheaters of all types with hardware bans, among others, and let over a dozen players know they had their last day on their respective Apex accounts.

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Teamers in Apex Legends have been a problem since before Season 1.

“To the 14 Xbox players who were teaming in high-level Ranked, I hope your time off is more fulfilling and well spent than what you were doing in Apex lol,” Hideouts said.

For those unaware, teaming is the simple act of coordinating with people outside of your squad. While there isn’t any third-party software or extra application in use that cheat detection would pick up, it’s still highly against the framework of a battle royale.

People have teamed since the start of the game to complete challenges, unlock prestigious rewards, and secure incredibly easy wins to add to their record.

If there was ever a doubt that teaming with your friends would result in a ban, Hideouts and co. spare no bans if they get a report with evidence to the infraction.

As Season 7 ramps up through its holiday festivities, Respawn have been really keen on cleaning up the game from every kind of cheater under the sun.

Whether you’re trying to be slick and get away with some light cheating or broadcasting your errant ways on Twitch, the Apex devs have a pretty solid record of tracking down people violating the rules.

As long as Apex Legends has cheaters, the devs will continue to be active in community threads and direct Cheater Report channels to sift out the bad actors.