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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


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. 

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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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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.