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Apex Legends players plead with Respawn to region-lock Chinese servers

Published: 20/Apr/2019 19:14

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends has a huge hacker problem on its hands, and players are begging Respawn to get it under control before it ruins the game for good.

If you’ve played Apex Legends on PC, then chances are you’ve run into a hacker or two in your matches – whether you realized it or not.

While it’s possible to run into this issue on console, it’s a lot more prevalent on PC, and Respawn announced they have banned over 500,000 hackers as of March 21.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends has a serious hacker problems.

Players of the game, particularly those in Asia, called for Respawn to lock the regions in a Reddit thread to prevent hackers in China from ruining the experience for other players.

These players say the Chinese hackers are able to go the closest low ping areas, which are typically SEA or OCE servers that allow for them to continue their hacks on lower population servers – which all be but destroys the player experience for anyone trying to play legit.

In the initial Reddit post, games like Day-Z, H1Z1 and PUBG are all cited as games being ruined by hackers in that part of the world. Players also shared their experiences on when the hackers are most active on their servers, showing their fears are slowly becoming a reality.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesFans don’t want to see Apex Legends ruined.

By locking the servers, it would block potential hackers from coming in and restrict them to China, a much larger server.

Of course, this problem is still plaguing players across all servers, but locking the eastern servers would go a long way to improving the quality of the game.

One thing that would allow us to not have this conversation at all would just be banning all of the hackers, something the team at Respawn is slowly working towards.

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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

Apex Legends' rampart looking at rocket
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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.