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Apex Legends “war on cheaters” is going to the next level with all-new methods

Published: 13/Jul/2019 16:18 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 16:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends after an increased number have appeared in Ranked play.

The long-awaited ranked mode for Apex Legends was finally added to the game with the start of Season 2: Battle Charge back on July 2. The mode allows highly skilled players to take on opponents of a similar caliber in a more competitive setting.

However, some players haven’t been wholly truthful about where their skills come from – with plenty of hackers worming their way in. It’s obviously something that the more honest players want the developers to crack down on, and their calls are being answered.

Abacus - Unboxing ChinaA huge number of players have already been banned for showcasing their exploits.

In their check-in post with the Apex Legends subreddit, the Respawn community team offered up a number of insights in some tweaks and fixes players can expect. Aside from bugs and the annoying Code Leaf errors, cheating played a big part in the conversation.

The developers used the thread to reveal how they’re beginning to crack down further on cheaters. 

Moving forward, Respawn will be utilizing machine learning to create behavior models that detect and auto-ban cheaters, as well as making matches that only connect detected cheaters and spammers – among other things.

A full look at Respawn’s efforts to take on cheaters.

The clamping down on cheaters is not solely specific to season two, as Repsawn has banned an extraordinary amount of players for one reason or another since the game’s release. 

Of course, ridding the game of cheaters is never a bad thing and it clearly appeases fans who may have their sessions ruined by hackers.

Apex Legends fans are still able to report any opponents they suspect are using an exploit through either the in-game or online messaging systems 

The in-game route will also be getting a revamp as developer Michael ‘thezilch’ Kalas revealed that players will soon be able to rotate through an opposing squad via the kill cam and report them.

It does help Respawn’s effort if proper evidence is provided, so try and capture some sort of incriminating video or photo before sending in those reports. 

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.