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Apex Legends cheater banned and kicked mid-game after getting reported

Published: 13/Oct/2019 17:06 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 17:58

by Eli Becht

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An Apex Legends cheater was taken down mid-game and removed from the match in just a matter of seconds after being reported by a player they’d eliminated.

The reporting systems can be pretty hit or miss in video games, but when they work the way you want them to, there’s really no better feeling.

Having the ability to watch a hacker get banned mid-match thanks to your report is almost as good as the sweet taste of winning the match.

Respawn EntertainmentIt’s always good to get a cheater banned.

This situation played out perfectly in a match of Apex Legends after a cheater quickly mowed down a squad while snapping directly to them and lasering them with shots.

Reddit user SgtKastoR stuck around after being killed to report this player and see how the rest of the match played out. Much to their delight, they were able to capture the moment in a clip when the player suddenly disappeared.

Looks like the report system actually works from r/apexlegends

We’ve seen situations like this happen in other battle royale titles like Fortnite, but seeing it occur time and time again really doesn’t get old.

When the ban hits, you hear the announcer say “Champion Eliminated” which is just icing on the cake, even though the hacker wasn’t really the true champ.

Respawn EntertainmentNot all Pathfinders can be trusted.

Pathfinder players are usually among the kindest in the game, but it turns out that you can’t trust all of them.

The hacking situation on PC for Apex Legends has always been an issue but it looks like the reporting system is becoming a lot better as bans like this are becoming more commonplace.

There’s obviously still work that needs to be done but it’s good to Respawn on the right path.

With the first two weeks of Season 3 nearly in the books, Apex is clearly in a good spot right now with the new map and improved reporting system.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.