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Apex Legends dev responds to calls to region lock China to stop cheaters

Published: 10/Apr/2019 9:14 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 9:32

by Marcus Banks

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An Apex Legends developer has confirmed that more will be done to crack down on cheaters, but region locking China isn’t as simple as it seems.

Apex Legends has exploded in popularity since entering the saturated battle royale market in February – amassing a huge player base across the globe that can compete with Fortnite.

As with any in-demand game, some players will try to gain an unfair advantage on the battlefield, and China is particularly prominent for hackers and cheaters – PUBG were forced to region lock users in the country in order to remove a wave of exploiters back in October 2018.

Respawn EntertainmentHackers are extremely prevalent in China and are causing plenty of headaches on the Asian servers.

With hackers still ruining the gaming experience for many on Apex Legends, there have been calls for Respawn Entertainment to do the same, which would stop players from quitting the game due to the hackers.  

Nevertheless, one of the game’s developer confirmed on Reddit that while more methods to stop cheaters are in the works, it will be a constant battle to ensure fairness among their player base.

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The developer also revealed that region locking China would not solve the problem of hackers on the Asian servers as the game isn’t even officially released there.

It’s likely that players are using one or multiple VPN’s in order to gain access to the game – meaning region locking won’t solve the issue at hand as cheaters will continue to bypass the ban on their IP address.

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It seems that Apex Legends players in Asia will be forced to deal with the cheaters for the time being, with Respawn giving no further update when more anti-cheat methods will be introduced.

Given the popularity of the game and the lucrative nature of the Asian market, developers should be doing all they can to come up with a solution as soon as possible.

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Apex Legends devs respond to game-breaking Rampart Minigun bug

Published: 20/Nov/2020 10:17

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends devs Respawn Entertainment have taken away Rampart’s ability to place her minigun on the Trident vehicle due to a new issue, but there’s no telling when it’ll be back. 

With the start of Apex Legends Season 7, Respawn Entertainment added a new legend in the form of Horizon and also whisked players away to a new map – the highly anticipated setting of Olympus. 

The new map, which has become quite popular with players already, has enough unique features to stand out from Kings Canyon and World’s Edge – with the most noticeable change being the introduction of the Trident vehicles.

These hovercrafts, which can fit three players at once, are scattered around the map and allow you to get from point A to B quickly, while players are also able to use certain abilities on-the-go. The most useful of which is Rampart’s minigun, which makes the vehicle incredibly deadly. However, there is a bit of a problem with it.  

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Players appear to have uncovered several bugs surrounding the vehicles introduced in Season 7.

Instead of being able to use the Ultimate ability on the back of a Trident as normal, players have found, since November 19, that trying to place the minigun on the vehicle will completely crash their game.

Numerous complaints were made on Twitter, the EA forums, and the Apex Legends subreddit, with the devs springing into action a few hours later. 

“Hey folks, as an FYI, we are currently disabling the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident in order to fix an error, the devs tweeted. “We’ll let you know when you can go ham again once things are fixed.”

As of writing, on November 20, Rampart’s ability is still unusable on the Trident, and there’s no telling when the devs will get the change pushed out. 

Seeing as it’s probably just a bit of rogue code, they’ll likely send a server-side update live, so you probably won’t need to download anything once the time comes. Though, we’ll keep you posted with any breaking news and updates.