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Apex Legends Players Banned Following Recent Update - When Will It Be Fixed?

If you've been banned without actually cheating, you might be one of the unlucky ones!

Respawn Entertainment recently released the 1.68 update for Apex Legends to fix quite a few bug issues, but it looks like they managed to create an even bigger bug in the process. Since the update went live, players have started to receive notifications stating their Apex Legends account has been banned for no reason.

If you were one of the unlucky ones that were banned from Apex Legends following the most recent update, and you can put your hands up and honestly say you weren’t cheating, then you don’t need to worry.

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Apex Legends 1.68 Update (May 11)

On May 11, Respawn Entertainment announced a new patch would be deployed alongside a playlist update later in the evening. The update mainly consisted of bug fixes and quality of life changes, such as Arenas now tracking the amount of time survived more consistently, and low detail player models in the lobby now showing correctly.

The playlist update that followed brought some changes to the new Bocek Bow and Spitfire. If you want to find out the exact changes to the weapons, check out the link below.

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Apex Legends Accounts Banned

UPDATE: EA have reportedly fixed the issues with players being banned for no reason, you should now be able to play once more.

Following the 1.68 update, Apex Legends News account, @TitanfallBlog, reported that players were being banned from Apex Legends unexpectedly.

A simple search of ‘Apex Legends Banned‘ on Twitter shows the large number of players reporting the issue. According to @TitanfallBlog, the issue may only be affecting PC players after going AFK and being kicked from a game. However, this has not been confirmed by Respawn Entertainment.

https://twitter.com/TitanfallBlog/status/1392426292675502080

So, when will the issue be fixed? Well, no time frame has been given by the developers, but they are looking into the issue. “A lot of players have received the ban message today and our Apex team is currently investigating this”.

This isn’t an issue that Respawn will take lightly, so expect an update on the issue sooner rather than later. Make sure to stay up to date on the issue by check back in at DualShockers as we update this article, or keep an eye on Respawn’s official Twitter account.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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