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First look at Apex Legends’ upcoming Dummie’s Big Day mode

Published: 14/Jan/2020 10:12

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment are gearing up for a fresh drop of content for the Grand Soirée Arcade event in Apex Legends and a brand new image of the upcoming Dummie’s Big Day game mode has been revealed. 

The free-to-play title’s latest event kicks off on January 14 and runs right the way through towards the end of the month, drawing to a close on January 28. Inside this bumper update will be a further six game modes, another batch of themed skins, and plenty more.

However, those players that are very much interested to see what the Dummie’s Big Day mode brings will be delighted to know more images have been released for it just before it starts.

EAA throwback to the ‘Roaring Twenties’ is the theme to Pathfinder’s Grand Soiree Arcade.

Posting to Reddit on January 13, via the Apex Legends subreddit, user FrozenFroh revealed yet another glimpse of it and it’s fair to say that players are starting to get excited for what’s coming soon.

They wrote: “Another picture of the DUMMIEs Big Day game mode, it only confuses me even more! What is it about?” And, that was quickly followed up by a response from a developer, RaymeCV, who remained tight-lipped on the matter.

“It is so very, very stupid and I love it so much,” they posted along with a slot machine, briefcase, dance, and ambulance emojis.

Another picture of the DUMMIEs Big Day gamemode, it only confuses me even more! What is it about? from apexlegends

Before this image was released, all fans had to go off was the original event trailer that showed a brief glimpse of what’s to come from the update. Other modes include Third-Person, Gold Rush Duos, Armed and Dangerous: World’s Edge, Live.Die.Live, and Always Be Closing.

“This game ain’t going to test itself,” was the official description for Dummie’s Big Day, though, which is so far the only hint we have about what it entails – with some fans speculating it might be the game’s first foray into adding literal bots the game, much like Fortnite has done in Chapter 2. Yet, we’ll have to wait and see.

For more information about the event, including the trailer, check this out for everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ Grand Soirée Arcade event. 

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Apex Legends clamps down on teamers ruining ranked play

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 2:03

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment have banned top-ranked Apex Legends players on Xbox who were found ‘teaming’ in the competitive playlist, extending the devs’ hard-line approach to cheaters.

Teamers have been prevalent in Apex since the game’s launch. While the war against cheaters has been ongoing, Respawn have shown they’re not afraid to swing the ban hammer once reports start to get out of hand.

For the people who have poured hundreds of hours into the battle royale to reach some of the highest echelons of the Rank ladder, the devs won’t think twice about banning you if you’re caught obstructing Apex’s competitive integrity.

Respawn security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford has been slamming cheaters of all types with hardware bans, among others, and let over a dozen players know they had their last day on their respective Apex accounts.

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Teamers in Apex Legends have been a problem since before Season 1.

“To the 14 Xbox players who were teaming in high-level Ranked, I hope your time off is more fulfilling and well spent than what you were doing in Apex lol,” Hideouts said.

For those unaware, teaming is the simple act of coordinating with people outside of your squad. While there isn’t any third-party software or extra application in use that cheat detection would pick up, it’s still highly against the framework of a battle royale.

People have teamed since the start of the game to complete challenges, unlock prestigious rewards, and secure incredibly easy wins to add to their record.

If there was ever a doubt that teaming with your friends would result in a ban, Hideouts and co. spare no bans if they get a report with evidence to the infraction.

As Season 7 ramps up through its holiday festivities, Respawn have been really keen on cleaning up the game from every kind of cheater under the sun.

Whether you’re trying to be slick and get away with some light cheating or broadcasting your errant ways on Twitch, the Apex devs have a pretty solid record of tracking down people violating the rules.

As long as Apex Legends has cheaters, the devs will continue to be active in community threads and direct Cheater Report channels to sift out the bad actors.