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EA’s war on Apex Legends cheaters just got even more serious

Published: 23/Jul/2019 8:39 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 8:57

by Connor Bennett

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Electronic Arts, the publishers behind Apex Legends, are stepping up the fight against cheaters and hackers by developing their own anti-cheat team.

Like the vast majority of multiplayer titles, Apex Legends has suffered through a number of issues with cheats and exploits. Respawn Entertainment has already banned an eye-watering number of hackers and even taken their “war on cheaters” to the next level with new learning software.

Yet, that hasn’t stopped those players who want to cheat from cheating – as some even take the misstep of showing off their cheats to the world via Twitch. Now, though, it appears as if both EA and Respawn are looking to consign cheaters to the trash once and for all and rid Kings Canyon of its problem. 

Hackers have even shown off their Apex Legends cheat live on stream.

On July 22, EA posted an Anti-Cheat Program Manager position to Hitmarker Jobs, stating that they’re on the hunt for a “highly skilled Anti-Cheat Program Manager” who can help drive “various security initiatives” solely for Apex. 

Whoever takes on the role will be tasked with clamping down on everything from low-level in-game cheaters to people who sell exploits, but do so without taking down the wider Apex community. There will also be an opportunity to build a “dedicated studio anti-cheat team from the ground up,” so only the best of the best will nr working on stamping out the in-game exploits.

Hitmarker JobsEA are taking their war on Apex cheats very seriously.

Of course, cheating isn’t the only big issue affecting Apex Legends at the moment – with the community currently up in the arms about the game’s current shift in meta

While cheaters are rewarded with insane accuracy, invincibility, or even knowing the location of enemy players, non-aggressive players and campers are being showered in ranked points for not taking fights and surviving until the late game.

Unlike cheating, this new meta issue isn’t something that either EA or Respawn can stamp out with new software or a brand-new team dedicated to the issue.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.