A group of Xbox players have been banned for teaming up in high level games of Apex Legends’ Ranked mode.
Cheating in video games takes many forms. Whether it’s buying hacks from a website to see through walls and have auto-aim, or ‘stream-sniping’ the competition by watching their live stream, cheating is common in most online FPS games.
‘Teaming’ has become especially prominent in battle royale games. This is where like-minded cheaters queue into a match together and help each other get the win. It’s extremely frustrating to come against, as the odds are heavily stacked in the teamers favor.
Apex Legends’ Ranked League is a prime place for these cheaters to team up. By progressing through the ranks, you can earn in-game rewards and bragging rights. The top 500 players can also earn themselves the title of Apex Predator.
To help fix this, when reporting a player in-game, you can flag them for “Cooperating with Enemy.” It’s clear that Respawn listens and acts upon these reports.
Ranked teamers banned
Conor Ford, the Security Analyst at Respawn, gave a tongue in cheek announcement that some teamers were recently banned.
“To the 14 Xbox players who were teaming in high-level Ranked,” he wrote. “I hope your time off is more fulfilling and well spent than what you were doing in Apex lol.”
Respawn has a solid track record of taking down cheaters in Apex Legends. Recently, streamer Loide90 was banned for displaying hacks on-stream. He unashamedly showed that he could see enemies through walls, so the community rallied to bring him to the developers’ attention. Respawn Producer Josh Medina then confirmed he had indeed been banned.
To anyone considering giving themselves a head start in Ranked play through cheating, you can be sure Respawn will be there to give you the ban hammer.
Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option
Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.
In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.
Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.
You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.
Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.
This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.
Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.
The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.
- Read more: When did Apex Legends come out?
At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.
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When did Apex Legends come out?
Apex Legends has become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but when did it first release?
Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales in the world, but when did it come out? Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s original release date.
From PUBG to Fortnite, Apex Legends to Warzone, the battle royale genre has truly dominated the gaming scene for the last five years. In fact, the mode has become so important to shooters that games that launch without one are viewed as missing a vital component.
Each battle royale brings its own spin to the genre, capturing the imagination of players looking for new experiences. For Fortnite, building set it apart from its opponents, while Warzone’s use of class loadouts made it different from anything else on the market.
For Apex Legends, the use of characters with special and unique abilities meant that nothing else on the market could match its high-octane action, and unsurprisingly, thousands still jump on and play years after its launch. But when did Apex Legends actually release?
When did Apex Legends release?
Apex Legends released on February 4, 2019, and was available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Since then, the developers have released next-gen versions of the game for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, offering upgraded graphics and performance thanks to the power of the new consoles.
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Developers Respawn Entertainment also targeted the portable gaming market too, releasing Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.
When did Apex Legends Mobile come out?
Apex Legends Mobile was released on May 17, 2022, and is available on both iOS and Android devices.
- Read More: Every Apex Legends character ranked
After finding huge success on consoles and PC, Respawn decided it was time to let Apex players fight victories wherever they are. The game was first released in a limited number of regions but is available worldwide now.
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Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more
Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.
Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.
Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg
This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.
One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.
Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes
Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.
There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:
- Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
- Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
- 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
- Really small change for the Replicator
That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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