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Apex Legends player banned after abusing bug while streaming

Published: 21/Oct/2019 5:41 Updated: 21/Oct/2019 8:09

by Brad Norton

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Streaming on Apex Legends player was recently banned after having publicly demonstrated the use of a new exploit made possible in the latest update.

When Season Three of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was released on October 1, a slew of new content was introduced. Along with the new additions came an assortment of fresh bugs.

One up and coming streamer was recently met with an untimely ban after the Battle Royale community caught onto his antics.

Abusing an age-old exploit, Twitch streamer ‘d4arkpsych0’ was banned from Apex Legends in the middle of a broadcast due to his cheating ways.

In the latest version of the competitive Battle Royale title, utilizing ‘Alt+F4’ to close the game instantly, does not result in any penalty on the ranked ladder. With certain matches not going in his favour, the exploit has led the streamer in focus to leave his games early in order to avoid losses on his overall record. 

With numerous instances of the exploit displayed throughout his since-deleted broadcasts, the streamer was met with a ban in the middle of a match. 

Raising his hands in surprise and repeatedly yelling “what,” he appeared befuddled that his own exploitative actions were the cause of his account being denied further access to the game.  

Put on blast by Apex Legends professional Jack ‘WACKO’ Middleton, multiple clips can be viewed that highlight the streamer quitting out of the game to avoid racking up losses.

Additionally, fellow Apex pro Markus ‘Fjeldern’ Fjeld drew attention to a moment throughout the broadcast where the streamer opened his emails in search of an email explaining his ban. “Looks like he’s been signing up to get some cheats also,” the Battle Royale pro exposed.

With a tremendous reporting system in place, this streamer isn’t the first Apex player to be banned mid-match. 

Recently, a player utilizing an aimbot was booted from the servers in the middle of a match almost immediately after having been reported. 

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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.