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Respawn provides update on Apex Legends player reporting and Battle Pass XP issues

Published: 5/Apr/2019 20:33 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 21:43

by Eli Becht

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Respawn Entertainment provided a quick update about player reporting on PS4 and the Battle Pass XP bug in Apex Legends.

When Apex Legends updated to version 1.1, it created some catastrophic problems that resulted in players having their Battle Pass progress wiped and not having access to servers for the majority of the day.

Those problems have since subsided, and Respawn provided another update on two other issues currently plaguing Apex.

Reporting players on PlayStation 4

The first update concerns PS4 player reporting being temporarily disabled. Respawn says this was done to better comply with how the information is provided to Sony.

All other platforms will remain active with their reporting system, so if you run across a cheater on PC or Xbox One, you are still free to report them.

With recent updates, players are now able to report suspected cheaters in the game itself instead of having to go to the actual website to do so. Respawn has banned countless hackers over the few months the game has been available and ban more and more each day.

In fact, the banning has become so much that the players who have been banned are actually angry about being barred from the game.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers don’t have to worry about wiped progress anymore.

Battle Pass XP bug

The other update addresses the Battle Pass XP boost for the Level 12 badge showing the wrong percentage. 

Respawn confirmed this is a bug with the user interface, and even though it shows the wrong percentage, players are still earning the 2.5% XP boost. The UI will be fixed in a future update.

This will be reassuring information to players who thought they weren’t getting their full XP as leveling up the Battle Pass is a lengthy process.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesRespawn shared an update about two important things in Apex Legends.

You can read the full Reddit post about these issues below:

“Hey everyone, quick update today on a couple things that I can speak to:

REPORTING ON PS4

We are temporarily turning off player reporting on PS4. We need to do some dev work on it to comply better with how this information is provided to Sony and we’re working with them on the improvements. This is an important feature that we want to bring back and will turn it back on once we’ve done the necessary work.

BATTLE PASS XP BOOST FOR LEVEL 12 BADGE SHOWING WRONG %

After some investigating from our awesome QA folks, we were able to confirm that this a bug with the UI and even though you may see the percentage change, you are still getting the 2.5% XP boost. We’ll fix the UI in a future update but you can rest assured that you are getting the XP.”

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.