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Apex Legends players exposed for “teaming” to get rare 4K Damage badge

Published: 22/Jan/2020 2:00

by Alan Bernal

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Players have noticed a growing trend in Apex Legends, with some people “teaming” in order to obtain the highly sought-after 4K Damage badge.

Respawn Entertainment loaded their battle royale with a ton of badges for players to unlock, but the particularly challenging Wrath Level 4 badges require someone to deal 4,000 damage in a single game. Since they are specific to every Legend, they’re colloquially known as “4k badges.”

The badge demands someone to get super aggro from the very start of a game, since even a match-winning team can have players topping out at only 2500 damage or below.

Octane stomping finisher on Mirage in Apex Legends
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The emergence of “teamers” have been annoying people just looking to play a fair game in Apex Legends.

However, the fanbase has been noticing “4K badges lately, often on average skilled players,” which started to raise some eyebrows.

A couple of recorded instances have surfaced online, in which a player’s squad is “teaming” with other people. Since there’s a max of three members to a squad in Apex Legends, two friends load by themselves into a match, with others linking up with them while on another team.

“After solo queuing, I ended up in a team with those two players who had a friend join the same game in a different team,” Reddit user ‘Yurishirox’ said of their own experience against a “teaming” player. “… Using Lifeline for heals and Wattson for endless shield recharging, [allowed them] to ‘earn’ the 4k damage badge.”

Ever wondered why you see so many 4K badges lately, often on average skilled players? This is probably why. from apexlegends

The kill feed in the clip above shows the same names appearing then reappearing as Yurishirox looks from a distance, lest they get lumped with the cheaters if they get caught.

Another instance recorded by user ‘goldfish18’ captured a similar event, where a group of players are huddled around, repeatedly knocking each other down.

“This Pathfinder was knocked and revived over 40 times while I was spectating,” goldfish18 said. “Totals about 5,000 damage from that Caustic alone. It’s too bad there isn’t a way to report things like this in game on PS4.”

At first I was pissed when I ran into these teamers, but their terrible aim while farming damage made up for it! from apexlegends

The exploit has been drawing a lot of attention from the Apex community, as some are starting to notice the allure of the badge diminish due to the rise of teamers.

Respawn have been vocal about punishing cheaters in the past with an upcoming “Judgement day” punishment in the works, so it’ll be interesting to see if they tackle the issue of the 4k badge exploit.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.