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Ninja thinks Apex Legends needs to follow Fortnite’s example to deal with hackers

Published: 13/Mar/2019 14:40 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 16:35

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has weighed in on the issues of hackers and cheats in newly released battle royale Apex Legends, but thinks Fortnite has set a good example for how to deal with them.

Releasing as a surprise on February 4, it didn’t take long for Apex Legends to become a hit. With no pre-release promotion, developers Respawn Entertainment relied on ‘influencers’, like Ninja, to push the game when it launched.

It worked, with 25 million unique players after the first week, and 50 million after the first month, but with such a massively popular, and free-to-play game, cheaters and hackers are almost inevitable.

High damage revolver, Wingman, is the weapon of choice for many Apex Legends hackers.

Apex Legends uses Valve’s source engine, which has been around long enough for cheat-makers to find plenty of ways to introduce hacks.

Respawn say that they have already banned more than 350,000 accounts since the game’s release, but the problem persists, as they try to get to the root of the issue.

Ninja has suggested that like Fortnite, it might take a month or so more before the problem can be treated more effectively.

Currently, Apex Legends players are eagerly awaiting the release of Season 1, which is also expected to bring some major balancing updates.

Presumably, there will also be some attempt at addressing hacking in the game, although Respawn are unlikely to go into any great detail about specific changes, as this would only make the hackers job of creating new cheats easier.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Rampart buffs coming in Halloween update

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rampart has been a little underwhelming since joining the Apex Legends roster, but she’s in for a nice buff in the Halloween update and fans have been trying to guess what it might include.

Apex Legends introduced Rampart back in Season 6, and although she seemed enticing at first, she quickly fell out of favor.

Players voiced their concerns on social media, describing her as ‘weak’ and ‘broken.’ “Am I tripping or is she seriously weak?” said a player in a Reddit thread. “She is one of the worst in the game,” said another.

Of course, it’s not all whining and complaining. One player took it a step further and tried to pinpoint exactly what he thought the problem was. “Her accuracy on the turret is broken,” he said. The list goes on, and on, and on. 

Most of the criticism seems to revolve around her ultimate. The consensus is that while her minigun makes her powerful, it leaves her vulnerable.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart was added to the Apex Legends roster in Season 6.

Apex Legends players discuss potential buffs for Rampart

The discussion has even prompted players to bounce around ideas on how she can be improved.

Some players suggested she should be able to hold her minigun like a heavy weapon but with a small movement penalty. That way, she’d be less vulnerable and it would fix the issue.

Others thought that would be a bit much and potentially make her overpowered. Instead, they think she should be able to pick up and drop the minigun at will. 

Either way, Apex Legends players have made it pretty clear that Rampart needs a buff. Thankfully, their prayers have been answered.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart might be weak now, but she won’t be for much longer.

The news came about in a thread that included a trailer for Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright. One user wasn’t too interested in the trailer, and instead said he would “love to hear about Rampart’s buff.”

Normally, these kinds of comments happen all the time, and are largely ignored.

But surprisingly, a Respawn dev actually responded, saying, “Both of those are in! Keep an eye out for the patch notes; I don’t wanna spoil stuff before.”

It’s understandable that he couldn’t really say more. However, his words will be music to the ears of many Rampart players who were eagerly awaiting the buff.

Nobody knows exactly what the buff will entail, but it’s fair to say that players would be open to just about anything at this point. Some of the suggestions have also been great, so it’s always possible that one or more of them will come to fruition.

Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright event starts on Thursday, Oct. 22.