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Apex Legends starts penalizing players who quit matches early

Apex Legends starts penalizing players who quit matches early

In early April, news surfaced that Respawn would start penalizing players who left a match early. The quit penalty has been requested by players since the battle royale game's launch, the idea being that a single team member who quits the game can leave the rest of the remaining players at a strong disadvantage. The penalty system is fairly lenient, however, and players won't suffer much the first time it's issued.

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Apex Legends Season 2 arrives in July: What you need to know

Apex Legends Season 2 arrives in July: What you need to know

During its EA Play this weekend, Electronic Arts detailed its Season 2 plans for battle royale game Apex Legends, giving fans an idea of what to expect when the July 2 release date rolls around. Among other things, the company announced that a new legend called Wattson will join the game in its second season, throwing new defensive abilities into the mix.

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First Apex Legends season 2 details revealed, new event incoming

First Apex Legends season 2 details revealed, new event incoming

Electronic Arts has already revealed plans to talk in depth about Apex Legends season 2 during E3 2019, but before that happens, Respawn Entertainment is parting with a few morsels of information today. Respawn has revealed some high-level changes coming to the season 2 Battle Pass, and they seem like changes the larger playerbase is really going to like. On top of all of that, Respawn also announced a new event called The Legendary Hunt that's coming to the game next week.

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Apex Legends strategy is failing: Can the game survive?

Apex Legends strategy is failing: Can the game survive?

When it was released in February, Apex Legends impressed pretty much everyone with its explosive popularity. Now, it seems, that popularity may have fallen off significantly. Though Respawn and EA don't talk specifics when it comes to player count and total playing spending, new insights from SuperData are suggesting that Apex Legends is on a very steep downward trend.

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Apex Legends patch adds bug fixes, louder footsteps, performance boost

Apex Legends patch adds bug fixes, louder footsteps, performance boost

Next week, Respawn will release its next Apex Legends patch, introducing a number of important bug fixes to the game. This update will primarily revolve around audio, including fixing numerous audio issues and making some quality of life adjustments. Among the latter changes, Respawn says footsteps audio will soon be louder to help players determine when someone is nearby.

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Apex Legends piggy-backers are now in Respawn’s crosshairs

Apex Legends piggy-backers are now in Respawn’s crosshairs

Respawn's struggle with Apex Legends cheaters has already been well-documented, but there's another problem plaguing players: piggy-backing. When someone piggy-backs, they're essentially trying to farm experience points by joining games but not contributing to their team's success. They're dead weight, in other words, and in a team-based game, that's no good.

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Apex Legends mobile game plan revealed: Here’s what EA said

Apex Legends mobile game plan revealed: Here’s what EA said

Epic Games brought its hit battle royale game to mobile devices and EA plans to follow its lead. Mobile gamers can expect Apex Legends from developer Respawn to arrive on mobile devices at some point in the future, at least based on comments made by EA in its newly published quarterly financial report. The mobile game would enable players to engage in battle using a smartphone or tablet.

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Apex Legends isn’t pulling punches with cheating bans

Apex Legends isn’t pulling punches with cheating bans

While free-to-play games are great in the sense that they allow you to play without putting any money on the line, that low barrier to entry also means that they're a prime target for cheaters. Nowhere is this more obvious than in competitive games like Apex Legends and Fortnite. In fact, battle royale as a genre seems to attract cheaters, as PUBG has had its own problems with people skirting the rules, despite the fact that it costs $30 through Steam.

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Respawn will balance Apex Legends updates to avoid burnout

Respawn will balance Apex Legends updates to avoid burnout

Apex Legends developer Respawn has provided some transparency on its update plans for the hit battle royale game, making it clear that it won't follow Fortnite creator Epic Games' lead. In a statement, Respawn's Drew McCoy said the company will release 'thoughtful updates' during game seasons, but won't compromise its work culture or risk burning out employees in order to rapidly release new content.

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Apex Legends stats tracker reveals most successful characters

Apex Legends stats tracker reveals most successful characters

Apex Legends, the battle royale game that skyrocketed to popularity amid Fortnite's continued domination in the genre, offers several playable characters, each with their own traits and abilities. Most players have their favorite legends, but contention exists over which are truly better than the rest. Stats trackers have revealed the (possible) answer.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order art leaks out before big reveal

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order art leaks out before big reveal

It's going to be a big weekend for Star Wars, as Star Wars Celebration 2019 is currently being held in Chicago. While Disney has already revealed some key information about the next Star Wars movie, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, the movies aren't the only focus of the weekend. Tomorrow, we'll also be learning more about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, an upcoming game from the folks at Respawn Entertainment.

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Repeat Apex Legends cheaters slapped with hardware ID bans

Repeat Apex Legends cheaters slapped with hardware ID bans

Cheaters are ruining Apex Legends for everyone else, and though Respawn has banned tens of thousands of them, they keep coming back with new accounts. The ability to rapidly return to the game is due to its free nature, forcing Respawn to take a more drastic step against these players: hardware ID (HWID) bans. An increasing number of cheaters have started complaining about these bans in forums.

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