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Respawn target cheaters in July 10 Apex Legends update – Patch Notes

Published: 10/Jul/2019 18:03 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 18:27

by Calum Patterson

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There’s a new update live for Apex Legends on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for July 10, as Respawn Entertainment aims to clamp down on cheaters even more in their popular battle royale.

With Ranked Play launched at the start of Apex Legends Season 2, there’s now even more incentive for those who don’t want to play fair to use hacks for an unfair advantage.

Players are required to be account level 10 before jumping into ranked mode, but as Apex Legends is free-to-play, there’s little to stop banned cheaters just making a new account and starting over again.

A lot of hackers play in China – where the game isn’t even officially available yet.

It’s been a constant problem for Respawn, but they have been working hard to catch and ban as many pesky cheats as possible, and the new update brings a much-needed change that will improve the process of reporting hackers instantly.

Previously, players would be able to spectate the player that killed them, and then report them if they were suspicious. However, the enemy player would be notified that someone was spectating them, so if cheating, they could simply ‘turn off’ or otherwise cover up their hacks, to avoid being reported.

In the July 10 update, Respawn have turned off this spectator indicator, so you will now not be able to see if you are being spectated. The devs say it is “a temporary change to improve the ability to report cheaters.”

Respawn EntertainmentIdentifying and reporting cheaters in Apex Legends will now be improved.

There’s two more changes focused specifically on ranked mode too, with the leaving penalty now back in force, and a fix for loss ‘forgiveness’ not being attributed properly when teammates leave.

Some technical improvements have also been made to prevent crashes, and Respawn confirm their will be another update on what they’re working on on Friday, July 12.

Apex Legends July 10 update – patch notes

  • Fixes for some cases of crashes caused by script errors.
  • Turned off the Spectator Indicator.
    • Players will no longer see if people are spectating them or not. This is a temporary change to improve the ability to report cheaters.
  • Fixed issue with Ranked Penalty so this is now turned back on.
  • Fixed issue with Loss Forgiveness not working correctly in some cases when teammates are disconnected.
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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.