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Apex Legends community find perfect way to punish “dashboarding” players

Published: 16/Jan/2020 23:11 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 23:45

by Alan Bernal


For a while now, Apex Legends players have been expressing their discontent with frequent “dashboarders” in their matches, leading some to think of ways Respawn could punish them for using the exploit.

“Judgement day” is coming for Apex Legends players who have been “dashboarding” in Apex Legends, but without a concrete punishment set for the cheaters, community members are thinking up of suitable ways to mark their misdeeds.

Dashboarding is a loophole of sorts for players who want to avoid the penalties that come from losing in Ranked games. If the game is too hard or they find themselves in a winless scenario they just abandon the game and they escape losing Rank positioning.

Players should be aware, however, that doing so will get their accounts flagged by Respawn. Senior Systems Designer Eric Hewitt said that “dashboarders” don’t need to be reported since Respawn can “see it on [their] end” for who used the cheat.

With an imminent punishment coming for those players, others are drumming up ideas for the devs to potentially use.

Reddit user ‘182ways’ had an inventive way to literally flag the cheaters. They think that players found dashboarding should get a “Flag of Shame strapped to their Legend’s back.” A scarlet letter of sorts, if you will.

Players found dashboarding should also have a Flag of Shame strapped to their Legend’s back. from apexlegends

That would be a pretty distinct way of branding the exploit-users, but it does have a couple of issues. User ‘Liath_TheBlue’ looked to be onto something when they said that “some people would dashboard just to have the flag.”

There will always be completionists in every game, so there could be perfectly honorable players using the cheat at least once to get access to the piece of Apex content.

Meanwhile, other players wanted a more direct form of discipline to get it over with instead of prolonging the punishment.

“It’s a video game, just like the dashboarders shouldn’t care so much about the rewards to dashboard, you shouldn’t care so much to do this to people,” user ‘canadian15’ said. “Give them a rank reset, patch the ability to dashboard and move on.”

In either case, players are eager to see what Respawn decide to do about the wave of “dashboarders” that have been cropping up in the Apex Games.

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Apex Legends leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.