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Apex Legends finally adds punishment for rage quitters

Published: 12/Jun/2019 10:42 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 11:02

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment have made another major change to Apex Legends by re-introducing a punishment for players that decide to abandon their squads during matches. 

The in-game prompt that appears for those looking to exit the action earlier than they should do has been tweaked again, meaning the return of a punishment system. 

Players that decide to leave matches will now be warned of a future matchmaking delay, a move that many members of the game’s online community have welcomed with open arms. After all, nobody wants to be matched up with teammates who will run for the hills at the first sign of gunfire. 

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment will be hoping the new punishment system stops players jumping out of Apex Legends games early.

For those who aren’t aware, players that have already been eliminated from a game, cannot be respawned, and decide to leave are absolutely fine to do so. Players leaving a team that isn’t full also won’t be affected by any matchmaking delays should they head for the exit. 

This punishment only affects players that are still alive and have the potential to help their team in the game. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user trashbag_irl informed other fans of the change. 

One player appears to have worked out just how the punishment system works, too. Redditor Smashmundo says that leaving three matches in a row will result in a five minute ban from matchmaking in Apex Legends, and increasing that leave tally to four matches would result in a further 10 minute ban. 

Punishment for leaving is back! from r/apexlegends

Many Reddit users seem to have responded positively to the news, with the post attracting over 26,000 upvotes at the time of writing, but one player thinks the punishments may need to go a step further to have a real impact. 

“It’s extremely lenient and I would prefer it was less [matches until getting a temporary ban], because I strongly doubt that’s going to be much of a deterrent,” the user wrote. 

Whether or not this change will be for the better and succeed in preventing players from leaving sessions early remains to be seen, but many members of the game’s community certainly feel it’s at least a step in the right direction. 

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.