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Ninja explains his Apex Legends ban and why it was so confusing

Published: 17/Dec/2019 22:19 Updated: 17/Dec/2019 22:23

by Albert Petrosyan


A day after finding out he had been banned on Apex Legends, Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins tried to make sense of the odd situation.

It’s not every day that a star content creator of Ninja’s caliber gets banned on a popular online game, but that’s exactly what happened to him on December 16.

Logging on to play some Apex Legends with his Fortnite duo TSM Reverse2k, the streamer was met with a message notifying him that his account had been banned.

Perplexed by the news, Ninja reached out to developers Respawn Entertainment via Twitter, who replied to him and seemingly got the situation sorted out.

The next day, back on Fortnite, the former Halo pro discussed the possible circumstances surrounding the ban and potentially why it could have happened.

What confused Ninja the most about the ban, other than knowing he hadn’t done anything banworthy, was the fact that he hadn’t actually been on the game in nearly six months.

“That Apex ban is definitely not clickbait, I was banned last night,” he said. “I haven’t played that game in six months. We queued up into the game, and as we found the match, it kicked me out, twice. I was like ‘maybe it was just a one time thing,’ but then we queued up again, got into a match, and it was like ‘you’re banned.’ Which is very strange to me!”

When Reverse2k mentioned that it was “probably on accident,” Ninja said there could not have been an alternate explanation for it.

“It was 100 percent not on purpose, I have not done anything!” he said, then jokingly added: “Plus I haven’t hacked on that game in like a year!”

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Apex Legends’ winter Holo-Day Bash event in full swing

Now would be the worst time to get banned in Apex Legends, considering that the in-game winter event Holo-Day Bash is currently in full swing.

The event has added the new Winter Express Limited Time Mode, ‘The Mirage Voyage’ town takover, a lot of exclusive cosmetic items, and much more.

Holo-Day Bash wraps up on January 7, so make sure to take advantage of the Apex holiday fun while it lasts.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.