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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about lack of updates, teases upcoming content

Published: 16/May/2019 1:21 Updated: 16/May/2019 8:39

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players have been starved for updates to the popular battle royale, and a Respawn dev has responded to critiques for the immense lack of fixes and content.

While millions of players quickly flocked to the battle royale soon after its February 4 release, many in the growing community have since felt that the developers were being a bit lackadaisical with patching their game or adding worthwhile content.

After emerging meme account ‘KFC Gaming’ fried Apex Legends for its apparent inactivity, a Respawn Entertainment developer responded in kind with some insight as to why players haven’t seen any changes.

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment have been bombarded with requests for the devs to update their game, but it sounds like players’ patience could be rewarded in kind.

Apex developer Rayme Vinson said that the company actually has “tons” of additions to the game coming in due time, but that Respawn can’t churn out the updates as fast as the Colonel does with his chicken.

“Dearest brand,” Vinson said. “We’ve got tons of stuff coming, but it takes a little time. We can’t hyper-fry or flash-flambe or crunch-inject or whatever it is you do to your tasty fried birdflesh. This gameplay is hand-crafted using old-world techniques. Eat some chicken, we’ll see you soon.”

Twitter audiences were loving the developer’s classy retort to the meme, and were similarly comforted that a member of Respawn was willing to speak on the delays to bug patches and content issues.

Why isn’t Apex Legends getting updated?

Vinson recognized why players might think Respawn hadn’t update their game, as one fan hinted it’s because of the upcoming Star Wars title the company is also working on.

But the developer was quick to reassure Apex players that this wasn’t the case, instead saying the “same team that built Apex is still building it [now] – we’ve been *growing* since launch. But I get that people will be giving us side-eye until they see some of the stuff we’re doing”

He later added that it’ll be “easier” to see why the updates have been taking so long once “more of [their] output is out the door.

By the sound of it Respawn Entertainment have been hard at work cooking up something massive for the eventual updates coming to Apex Legends. Fans will just have to be patient for a while longer but it looks like the wait will be well worth it.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.