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Dr Disrespect calls on Apex Legends devs to fix major hacking problems

Published: 6/Mar/2019 0:24 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 0:36

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamer Apex Legends hackers infesting the game, and called on Respawn Entertainment and EA to do something about it.

Apex Legends’ popularity skyrocketed the game to over 50 million players in less than two months. Unfortunately, cases of hackers among the player base have only increased since the game’s February 4 release.

Dr Disrespect just booted up a match with his squad when an engagement in the Hydro Dam saw them pinched between two players that instantly lasered all three members of the team.

Seems like Apex Legends has been a playground for hackers to cause mayhem.

After the Doc and his team were wiped out by players that seemed to be hacking, the Two-time issued an alert to EA and Respawn Entertainment about the critical state their shooter is in right now.

“It’s getting worse and worse,” Dr Disrespect said about the amount of hackers in the game. “I got to send an alert out right now. ALERT Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, creators of Madden, alert alert alert: Your hackers are thriving in your brand new Apex Legends game right now. It’s a virus, we got to shut em down. Alert.”

Many people in the Doc’s Twitch Chat immediately sided with the Doc in pleading for the developers to issue some sort of fix.

Numerous streamers have captured blatant instances of hacking or aimbotting. But with no anti-cheat system in place, it seems like hackers could get cozy in Apex for a while.

Hackers have gotten pretty out of hand in Apex Legends, and it’ll be interesting to see how soon Respawn can implement effective preventative measures.

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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.

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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.