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Respawn punish Apex Legends cheaters for using multiple exploits

Published: 19/Sep/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developers, Respawn Entertainment, have rolled out some punishments for players who exploited two major bugs with the battle royale – including one that handed out free wins.

While the majority of Apex Legends players drop into Kings Canyon and World’s Edge looking to get wins legitimately, there are plenty of others who will use underhanded tricks to give themselves a leg up.

This might include being able to abuse an Ultimate ability over and over again, or finding a spot in the last circle where they can’t die and ultimately end up with free wins. 

Respawn have been trying to root out these issues through a handful of updates, but, they’ve also upped their games and start to hand pretty severe punishments to a large number of players. 

Crypto in Apex Legends with the Apex Legends logo nearby
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Players will regularly uncover different ways to get an advantage in Apex.

Week-long bans for under the map & Apex Legends RP exploits

On September 18, plenty of players were greeted with a message that informed them that they had been suspended from playing the battle royale for at least 10,000 minutes – which is a week.

Many took to social media to claim that it was a bug and that they’d done nothing wrong but Conor Ford, a member of Respawn’s security team who deals with cheaters, confirmed that it was a punishment for using a handful of exploits. 

“To those who exploited going under the map for easy wins and PS4 players who exploited an issue to rejoin ranked matches after dying to get higher placement and free RP, justice was served today. GGs,” he tweeted from the RSPN_Hideouts account. 

Some players might argue that they only used the exploit once, or even by mistake, and that Respawn’s punishment is a tad harsh, but even using it once ruins the experience for others. 

Given that the devs seemingly didn’t roll out a mass ban wave, just a suspension wave, they do still have that ace to play should anyone else start finding similar exploits through the remainder of Season 6.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.