Shroud details the biggest problem that is “going to ruin” Apex Legends - Dexerto
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Shroud details the biggest problem that is “going to ruin” Apex Legends

Published: 23/Mar/2019 23:27 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 0:05

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch star Apex Legends, but a burgeoning problem in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale is making him think the company has long-term problems ahead of them.

Apex Legends was a smash hit when it released on February 4, as the game was able to attract 50 million players in no time at all. However, that player base might be at risk of falling out of love with the constant hindrance that cheaters are becoming to the game.

During a broadcast on March 20, shroud voiced his concerns about the persistent wave of hackers in Apex, which he thinks could spell doom for the title unless the company makes some changes.

Cheaters have become common to see in various Apex Legends matches.

Shroud noted that he had talked to Respawn about prioritizing a reliable anti-cheat system to the game. Though the developers have since added a report function to their title, he doesn’t think it’ll be enough to stop the influx of cheaters.

“That was my big concern when I talked to [Respawn Entertainment] about this game, ages ago,” shroud said. “I was like, ‘if you don’t handle cheaters well, no report system will save you.’ …A report system is literally useless, [unless] you figure a way to get rid of them. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but it’s looking like it’s going to happen.”

The former CS:GO pro didn’t take Respawn’s predicament lightly, since he knows how cheaters tend to get out of hand – especially with free-to-play titles. But, while the streamer thinks that free-to-play “is the way to go,” a lack of a solution for the hackers could hold a grim future for Apex.

“I’m telling you,” shroud said. “The cheaters are going to ruin this game. It’s so hard to fight cheaters, you can’t win.”

Shroud was at his wit’s end to preventing cheaters other than Respawn contacting Epic Games for their anti-cheat system. Regardless, something is going to have to happen soon to stave off the growing concern.

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Apex Legends rocket finally roars to life on World’s Edge in Olympus teaser

Published: 27/Oct/2020 3:27 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 3:37

by Isaac McIntyre

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T-minus 10 to Olympus — the World’s Edge rocket has finally fired up its engine after lying dormant for most of last season, in the next Apex Legends Season 7 teaser to appear in-game ahead of the battle royale’s next huge update.

Apex Legends players have spotted the latest in-game teaser ahead of the release of Season 7 ⁠— the World’s Edge rocket has finally fired up its engines, after nearly three months of lying dormant in the middle of the battle royale map.

The rocket has yet to leave, but it’s now-firing thrusters are clearly visible.

Fire is pouring out of the bottom of the spaceship’s thrusters, while smoke billows out of venting chambers around the rocket’s main shaft. It’s certainly come alive.

The Hammond rocket, located in new Season 6 point of interest Launch Site, has been part of the scenery for months. It certainly seemed important ⁠— especially when it featured in an early Rampart teaser ⁠— but players weren’t sure why.

Now everything seems clear; the Hammond rocket may well be taking Apex Legends to its long-awaited third battle royale map, which Respawn officially unveiled on Oct. 26.

The new map, which Dexerto tipped all the way back in Season 5, has been mentioned and name-dropped in multiple Apex Legends teasers over the past few months. It’s arrival ended up being delayed slightly, but now it’s finally on its way.

Or rather, it looks like we’re on our way to it. The end of Season 6 ⁠— Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the record ⁠— should see us finally board the now-prepared Hammond rocket, and fling us all the way to the third Apex Legends map, Olympus.

Olympus museum from Apex Legends trailer.
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Olympus is going to be the first proper city Apex Legends players get to play in since launch.

The rocket rumbling to life isn’t the only Olympus teaser we’ve seen land on World’s Edge in the buildup to the season switch either. Last week, a mysterious UFO began floating on the outskirts on the map. Sadly, you can’t board the huge structure just yet.

For now, it’s a waiting game. We’ll see the new Olympus map arrive next week, along with vehicles, the next Apex Legends character “Horizon,” a long-awaited clubs feature, and much more, but we’ve got just a little more waiting to do first!