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Punishment details for Apex Legends ranked mode quitters revealed

Published: 2/Jul/2019 15:30 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 16:00

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developers Respawn Entertainment have revealed the punishments for players who decide to call it quits early during the new ranked league games.

Fans of the battle royale game are gearing up for the release of Season two, Battle Charge, where a whole host of new content is set to be on offer – including a new legend, battle pass updates, and the long-awaited ranked mode. 

However, fans who think they’re in for an easy ride with climbing the new ranks might be in for a shock. Players will use rank points to ‘buy’ into games – losing them with a loss and, obviously, gaining more with a win. Yet, anyone who quits out on a game will have to worry about just losing points. 

Respawn EntertainmentIt won’t be easy for players to succeed in Apex Legends season two if they keep quitting.

In their announcement post for season two, the developers offered more insight to the penalties players will suffer. As the developers consider ranked to be a high-stakes, high-reward environment, they want higher level of commitment from players. 

They added: “Players who abandon their teammates will be hit with a matchmaking penalty in both regular and Ranked matches. Penalties will result in a player being barred from joining a match for escalating amounts of time-based on how often they have abandoned in Ranked.”

EAPlayers will be able to climb the ranks of Apex Legends – provided they don’t quit out easily.

Players will be seen as abandoning games if they leave before the match is over for them – including in character select, leaving while alive, or leaving when you are dead but can still be respawned by teammates

The developers did not state, however, just how severe these penalties will be but considering they work on an escalation basis, serial quitters will be punished much harsher than someone who rages on their first attempt.

It will be interesting to see who is the first player to be handed one of these temporary time suspension and just how long they will last for.

We won’t have to wait too long to find out, though, as Season two of Apex Legends releases on July 2 at 10 AM PST/1PM EST/6:00 PM BST.

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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.