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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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Apex Legends dev confirms fix coming for frustrating Season 7 Clubs bug

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:18

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends community has been encountering a bizarre bug that’s randomly kicking people out of their Club, even if they were the one to create the group in the first place – and Respawn is on the case.

The hyped Season 7 feature finally let Apex players initiate randos into recurring squadmates by inviting them into the social hub for friends. This was integrated for the purposes of growing communities and making teams easier to fill.

But now, some Club creators are getting kicked out of their own group and even finding that the guilds they made are getting deactivated with little explanation to account for.

While Clubs can get instantly deleted if they’re found with inappropriate names or the like, players have been reporting no such infractions while still getting ousted from their org.

Got removed from my own club that i created? my friend who is admin was not even online in the past few hours. and cant find any club if i click find club. Other clubs got deleted aswell? from apexlegends

“My club was up since Season 7 dropped,” user ‘IIIOxygenRSC’ wrote. “No offensive name or tag, no offensive text chat, usernames or anything. Logged onto apex today with a notification that said my club had been deleted by club admins. Anyone else or any idea why?”

It’s been happening more to different people, prompting Respawn Entertainment to take a closer look at what could be causing the problematic trend.

Clubs Designer at Respawn, Chad Armstrong gave a little comfort to people who’ve been dealing with the glitch: “Thanks for letting me know. We’re looking into this now.”

Now that the developers are on the case, it could soon lead to a meaningful fix to why people are getting met with a random ‘Exited Club’ notification as soon as they log into the game.

“Several players are reporting that they were removed from their club by the admins, even if THEY were the admins,” The Dot’s Pedro Peres said. “This is probably a major bug with Apex and I know Respawn will push out a fix for it ASAP.”

Though his incident was quickly resolved, more players have been wondering if that would be the case with them as well.

The Apex devs could be working on a speedy fix for Clubs to make sure their new Season 7 feature is working without a hitch.