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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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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

Screenshot of Reddit comments
Screenshot via Reddit
Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.