Bad Apex Legends Teammates Will Start Receiving Bans in New Update
"Piggy-backing" will now be considered a bannable offense in Apex Legends.
Respawn Entertainment will begin banning players who are joining Apex Legends matches and not participating. These players are typically using their teammates to survive longer into a match, therefore gaining more experience points at the end of the match as a result.
According to an update post on Reddit, Respawn will begin by temporarily banning players who participate in “piggy-backing.” In more extreme cases players could face a permanent ban. Based on data and user-feedback the problem seemed prominent enough where it needed to be addressed. Banning will not come immediately, but Respawn wanted to give their playerbase a warning before starting so players could adjust their playstyle accordingly.
Additionally, the Reddit post also gives us new details on upcoming changes coming to Apex Legends in the form of character hitboxes, audio adjustments, and some more minor changes.
In a blog post from Respawn Entertainment earlier this month, the team announced that they had banned over 770,000 cheaters in Apex Legends. So with that alongside this new update, players should have a much more enjoyable experience in-game as the developer intended.
Since the game’s launch, the studio has shifted their focus towards Apex Legends, “pushing out plans” for the next entry in the Titanfall series. This should be good news for hardcore players as many have criticized the game for rolling out large updates at a slower pace when compared to competitors. It should be mentioned that the team is also hard at work on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, so I don’t blame them for shifting their focus.
Apex Legends is available now as a free-to-play title on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about any upcoming content drops early next month at E3 2019.