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Apex Legends devs take action against ranked play teamers

Respawn have dropped the ban-hammer on a group of Xbox players cheating through ‘teaming’ in Ranked Apex Legends.

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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.

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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.

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Seer’s abilities discussed at EA Play for Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence

Apex Legends upcoming Season 10 will feature a brand new Legend called “Seer,” who may even give Bloodhound a run for his money.

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Apex Legends revealed further details on Season 10: Emergence at EA Play recently, giving players an insight into how the new Legend Seer will operate.

Season 9: Legacy has been a great success for Respawn, introducing a brand new way to play the battle royale with Arenas and expanding the roster with arguably the most balanced Legend they have introduced since the launch of Seasons, Valkyrie.

As well as enjoying the current event, Thrillseekers, which saw a new Arena’s map enter their game, players have also been getting their first details on Season 10: Emergence, especially the new Legend, Seer.

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On July 22, EA held their annual showcase event, EA Play Live. As well as a variety of their games being showcased, such as Battlefield and Fifa, Apex Legends used this event to reveal the first official Apex Legends Season 10 trailer.

Although this wasn’t a gameplay trailer, it still provided a load of hints and details concerning Apex Legends’ new character Seer, including how his abilities will work.

As well as this, after the trailer had finished, one of Respawn’s developers provided even more information on Seer, where fans were given an explanation of his Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate abilities.

Apex Legends Seer abilities

Apex Legends Seer abilities

Much like Bloodhound, Seer is a Recon Legend who will be mainly focused on gaining intel on enemies with a stealthy playstyle. Seer’s kit is all about tracking the opposition, but it seems the abilities are much more pinpoint than Bloodhound’s scan.

Apex Legends Seer: Passive ability

Seer will gain access to a heartbeat sensor when aiming down sights and be able to track nearby enemies. Although there is currently no representation of this in-game, perhaps players can expect something similar to Call of Duty’s famous Heartbeat Sensor tactical equipment.

Tactical ability

After sensing an enemy’s heartbeat, Seers tactical ability will allow him to send out his Moth Drones to track them down and reveal their position.

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Ultimate ability

Finally, Seer’s Ultimate ability will send out a heap of drones that will combine to create a sphere. Seer will be able to sense and track anyone who is moving fast within this sphere, creating an interesting gameplay mechanic, which may cause teams to alter their movements in order to stay undetected.

Although we don’t currently have any official gameplay of these abilities, the reveal trailer and descriptions of the abilities do a great job at giving players an idea of how Seer will work in-game.

Make sure to check back on this page as more information is released regarding Seer and Season 10, as it seems on July 25, we will be getting our first gameplay trailer.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to get free Apex Legends EA Play Jumpmaster gun charm

The Jumpmaster gun charm became available for free in the EA Play Live event and here’s how you can get it in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends players were treated to plenty of new reveals at EA Play Live 2021, and one of the new additions is the Jumpmaster gun charm. Here’s how you can get it for free.

The EA Play Live 2021 gave fans an exciting first look at the upcoming content for various titles like Battlefield 2042 and FIFA 22. Apex Legends fans were treated to the Season 10 launch trailer and more.

One of the new reveals from Respawn was the Jumpmaster gun charm. As the name implies, this item will show the “You are Jumpmaster” pop-up that you’ll often see at the start of matches.

Here’s how you can get it for completely free.

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How to get the free Apex Legends Jumpmaster gun charm

The Jumpmaster gun charm was given as a free reward to Apex Legends players who tuned into the EA Play Live presentation. If you caught the show, then the item will already be added to your account.

If you weren’t able to catch the conference, then don’t worry. After fixing some technical issues, Respawn shipped an update that will grant the weapon charm to anyone that has their EA account linked with Twitch.

How to link your EA account with Twitch

First thing’s first, you’ll need to make sure that your Gamertag or PSN ID is linked to your EA account. You’ll need to have that before you can link it to Twitch and get the Jumpmaster gun charm.

  1. Go to Twitch and select sign in/create an account
  2. Input your EA account info on the “Connect with Twitch” screen and click “Next”
  3. Enter your security code and click “Log In”
  4. Click “Yes, link them” to link both accounts.

Once that’s done, you’ll get a notification letting you know that both accounts have been successfully linked. You’ll now be able to get your hands on the Jumpmaster gun charm in Apex Legends.

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We don’t know for sure how long this charm will be available to redeem, but you can check for it the next time you log back in. There were also various other things for Apex players to get excited about in the event.

The game director gave us some more details about the new Season 10 Legend Seer. They talked about the character’s abilities, which include a heartbeat sensor that you can use while aiming down sights.

Also, check out the Warzone cable car transport that will be coming to Apex Legends.

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Monster Energy collab skins & cosmetics leaked for Apex Legends

The Monster Energy collab will bring some new cosmetics and skins to Apex Legends, and they’ve now been leaked.

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Respawn is always adding new content to Apex Legends, and some new leaks have revealed cosmetics and skins that are connected to the upcoming Monster Energy collaboration.

There were plenty of changes in Season 9 of Apex Legends, including the new Legend Valkyrie and the popular 3v3 Arenas mode. With Season 10 arriving soon, Respawn has plenty of new content planned.

A new collaboration with ALGS, Monster Energy will bring some brand-new cosmetics and skins to the battle royale. Now, some new leaks have revealed the additions that will be in the collab.

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Notable Apex Legends data miner Shrugtal has discovered all of the cosmetics and skins that you will be able to earn in the Monster Energy collab. These include new outfits for Wraith and Octane.

The collaboration will take place from August 1 to December 31, 2021. During this time, you’ll be able to purchase select cans of Monster Energy that carry promotional codes which can be redeemed in September.

Each code will grant you access to one of the following cosmetics:

  • Octane skin: Abstract Splash
  • Wraith skin: Energy Transfer
  • Havoc skin: Electric Momentum
  • Volt skin: Vapour Trail
  • Fuse Banner: Aces High
  • Wattson Banner: High Voltage
  • Octane Banner: The Formula
  • Holo-spray: Charged Up
  • Holo-spray: Energy
  • Holo-spray: Free your speed

With Wraith, Octane, and two energy weapons getting unique new skins, there are quite a few neat items for you to collect. However, the bad news is that these are only of the ‘Rare’ variety.

In addition to these cosmetics, a few players also discovered High Energy badges after the 9.1 update. These will reportedly unlock higher-tiers depending on the number of codes that you redeem.

These will level up in tiers as you redeem more codes. While there aren’t any legendary or epic skins in this collab, you’ll still have some new activities to try out until Season 10 goes live.

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We currently don’t know what exactly you’ll have to do in order to unlock each of these cosmetics, but we’ll be sure to update this article with that information once it becomes available.

Also, be sure to check out our article on how to watch EA Play Live 2021 for more Season 10 news, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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