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Unreleased Apex Legends weapon spotted in Season 6 devstream

Published: 18/Aug/2020 11:25

by Connor Bennett

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Fresh Apex Legends leaks have revealed that a new weapon might be coming soon after the “Predator” codename was spotted in the files of the new patch – and it might have been revealed during the Season 6 dev stream.  

As the new Apex legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have been filling their battle royale up with new content. Be that a new legend, maps and map changes, new cosmetics, and even quests, the devs have added plenty.

With the start of Season 6: Boosted, Respawn added Rampart to the mix as well as the Volt SMG. However, some data miners have already been rooting through the new files to find what’s coming soon. 

Some have already found references to a new map with the “Tropic Island” codename and on top of that, there also looks to be a new weapon coming down the way. 

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Rampart has finally joined the Apex Games in Season 6.

The info comes from reliable data miner Shrugtal who pointed out that the files reference a new weapon that goes by the name of Predator. 

There’s nothing in the files about what type of weapon it would be, though, one of the strings of code does say “shell drops,” which could be in reference to a reload animation. 

Some Apex players had suggested that it could be the Bow that was spotted a few weeks back, however, the shell drops note would likely put an end to that rumor.

Instead, it looks more like that it would fit the bill of being the mysterious rifle that was spotted in the Season 6 dev stream. 

Of course, weapons have been leaked in the past and not made their way into the game, with Respawn noting that there are plenty of leftover files from their Titanfall series. 

We’ll just have to wait and see as to what the Apex devs have up their sleeve moving forward, and if this “Predator” weapon makes its way into Season 6.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.