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Highly requested ‘Reconnect’ feature coming in Apex Legends Season 5

Published: 24/Apr/2020 21:44

by Bill Cooney


Almost everyone has experienced the pain of being kicked off your game of choice while battling it out online, and now Respawn is finally giving Apex Legends players a chance to reconnect if they’re forced out of a game.

Apex currently doesn’t give players the option to reconnect after being knocked off, as most other online games do, like Overwatch and Valorant, for example.

As a result, this seemingly-simple feature has become one of players’ most-requested additions since the game released, and now the developers have confirmed it’s on the way.

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Players will finally get a reconnect option in Season 5, which has unfortunately been delayed.

According to a blog post put out by one of the Apex Legends devs, this ‘Reconnect’ feature will be introduced in Season 5.

The feature, as the name implies, will allow players to reconnect to a game after being kicked out for an internet issue that’s not their fault, if the match is still in progress.

“We’re happy to announce that reconnect is coming in Season 5,” the dev said. “If you get disconnected due to inclement weather, a quick brownout, or a crash in-game – you can now just restart and if the session is still ongoing you will reload right back into the session.”

As some players pointed out though, the option to reconnect to a battle royale game like Apex could end up being a bit of a double-edged sword.

Say, for example, you disconnect while your squad is rotating on the edge of the circle, and when you get back in, you’re deep in the storm with no hope or chance of living.

Another problem could be when you’re playing with random teammates, they could just decide to cut their losses and quit the game after seeing you disconnect, leaving you to load back in with a smaller squad, or none at all.

There are no details yet about whether this reconnect feature will only be available in Ranked play or in all of the other modes as well, but Respawn promised more details in the upcoming Season 5 patch notes, so keep an eye out for those whenever they arrive.

As for when the new season is expected to launch, the date was originally set to May 5, but the developers announced on April 24 that it had been pushed back a week, with the new start date set for Tuesday, May 12.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun


An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.