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Respawn are going to ban players who are bad teammates in Apex Legends

Published: 11/May/2019 12:58 Updated: 11/May/2019 13:32

by Daniel Cleary


In a recent post, Apex Legends and potentially issue permanent bans.

Apex Legends is currently one of the biggest battle royale games in the genre and many players are wanting to level up their in-game accounts as fast as possible, with ‘survival time’ earning XP points, meaning the longer you are alive in-game, the more XP you get.

Respawn Entertainment have now announced in a Reddit post on May 10 that they will start potentially issuing permanent bans after some players have resorted to some unfair tactics such as “piggy-backing” to level up quicker in Apex Legends.

Respawn EntertainmentBad teammates in Apex Legends will finally be penalized for “piggy-backing.”

What is piggy-backing in Apex Legends?

Piggy-backing is a term used for when a player joins a game and makes no effort to participate, instead allowing other players in their squad to carry them to a good placing in order to gain more experience and level up faster.

Respawn have announced that after doing some investigation of just how many matches have been affected by this behavior, they will “start instituting [temporary] bans for players that exhibit piggy-backing behavior” and even stated that ”extreme cases could lead to a permanent ban.”

In the Reddit post, Respawn have also revealed their plans to fix hit registration on certain characters, as well as audio issues and Apex Legends crashing on the PS4.

Respawn’s post detailing new enforcement on players “piggy-backing” in Apex Legends.

Respawn have also confirmed that this new rule change does not come into immediate effect, but it is likely that we will see it enforced in the near future in order to cut down on players having bad experiences with teammates in-game.

Many will welcome this new change as teammates piggy-backing or not contributing to the team has been one of the main issues fans have had during their experiences on Apex Legends.

However, there is also concern that players may be penalized for accidentally being AFK, so hopefully Respawn’s monitoring system is robust enough to filter out the accidental piggy-backers from the deliberate nuisance players.

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Apex Legends Season 8 early patch notes: Legends buffs, bug fixes, more

Published: 24/Jan/2021 15:22

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem update is due to drop on February 2, and although patch notes aren’t expected until right before the update goes live, we already know of a bunch of confirmed changes and fixes coming. Here’s an early look at what the patch notes are expected to include.

Obviously, the main changes will be the addition of the new Legend, Fuse, who hails from Salvo, as well as the new weapon – the 30-30 repeater.

Kings Canyon will also be massively changed, as Fuse’s entrance to the Apex games did not go smoothly and his old friend Maggie crashed the party – literally.

But, the most exciting part of the patch notes themselves will be seeing how Respawn has adjusted the various Legends with nerfs and buffs, plus some of the quality of life changes planned.

Apex Legends Season 8: Early patch notes

New Legend: Fuse

Straight from Salvo, Fuse is an explosive Legend, and his abilities reflect this. He can shoot projectiles from his prosthetic arm, and his ultimate will shoot a mortar-like missile, which explodes into a ring of fire.

Fuse Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Fuse joins the Apex roster in Season 8.

New Weapon: 30-30 Repeater

We didn’t get a new weapon in Season 7, but we are in Season 8. Fuse brings the 30-30 repeater straight from Salvo. It’s a lever-action rifle that packs a punch.

30-30 repeater and battle pass
Respawn Entertainment
The 30-30 Repeater will be added to the loot pool this February.

Kings Canyon map changes

The arrival of Fuse has obliterated Kings Canyon. Original POIs including Slum Lakes and Artillery have been destroyed, and there is a new hue to the map.

Kings Canyon destroyed in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
A massive explosion on Kings Canyon has completely changed the map.

New Season 8 Battle Pass: Mayhem

As always, there will be a fresh battle pass for the new season, which will include over 100 items.

We don’t know if there will be any changes to the battle pass system yet, like there was in Season 7.

Legend changes

These are the Legend buffs and nerfs that Respawn have said will be coming in Season 8. Check out a full explanation and details on each change here.

Note: This is not a final list of all Legends that are getting changes in the Season 8 update.


  • Adding 45 health to her Amped Cover


  • Respawn say they are looking at changes to Wraith’s hitbox, to bring her in line with other Legends.


  • Respawn are looking at nerfs to her tactical ability, but haven’t confirmed the exact changes they’re making yet.


  • Respawn have been struggling to find a good buff for Revenant, but are looking at hitbox adjustments


  • Respawn are looking for ways to make Wattson more fun, without making her more powerful


  • Fix for decoys making footstep noise – this was originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future update, possibly with Season 8.


  • Caustic hammer breaking doors – this was also originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future patch, possibly with Season 8.
horizon nerf apex legends season 8
Respawn Entertainment
Horizon is due for a slight nerf in Season 8.

Quality of Life

  • In-game damage tracker added

Bug Fixes

  • Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
  • Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
  • Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
  • Errors relating to private matches
  • Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies

Ranked Play

A new Ranked Series will begin at the start of Season 8: Ranked Series 7. We expect that there will be two splits in the season again, with the first probably on World’s Edge. It’s unlikely that the new Kings Canyon features in Ranked, until players are used to the changes.

Season 8 Collection Event

Data miners have uncovered files related to an Anniversary Collection Event in Season 8. Although collection events typically start midway through the Season, this time it could potentially start earlier, given that the 2-year anniversary of Apex Legends is February 4 – two days after Season 8 starts.

That’s everything we know at the moment about what’s coming in the Season 8 update patch notes.

We’ll keep you updated with more changes as they come, and of course when Respawn releases the full patch notes.