Respawn Leisure has introduced that it intends to begin banning gamers who’re responsible of “piggybacking” in its hit free-to-play title, Apex Legends.
Piggybacking is when gamers get into matches however don’t really take part, leaving their teammates to hold them to allow them to degree up and reap rewards with out having to do something. Based on Respawn, this consists of not amassing any weapons all through the course of a match, not firing any photographs, dealing injury, and so on.
A Reddit publish by Neighborhood Supervisor, Jay Frechette, appears to counsel that piggybacking has develop into a critical problem, prompting the developer to contemplate banning gamers.
“We had been seeing some suggestions from gamers round this and have been doing a little inner investigations taking a look at sport knowledge to grasp how most of the matches being performed are affected by this conduct,” wrote Frechette. “After wanting on the knowledge and inner discussions, we’ve determined that sooner or later we’ll begin instituting temp bans for gamers that exhibit piggybacking conduct and excessive circumstances may result in a everlasting ban.”
Frechette added that Respawn’s new coverage of disciplining piggybacking gamers is not going to come into impact instantly because the developer wished to provide individuals an opportunity to “modify that conduct” first.
Elsewhere, Respawn stated that it’s additionally engaged on a repair for Apex Legends crashing on the PlayStation four. The difficulty was attributable to a current replace and is triggered by the next actions:
Should you’ve earned the Banner Card and hover over it within the customization menus.
Viewing your Banner Card, squad mate’s, or the champion’s banner within the intro or on the in-world screens.
Inspecting somebody who has the cardboard geared up by right-clicking a good friend within the foyer.
A short lived repair has already been deployed whereas the developer works on a correct decision.
We’ll replace our readers when the patch goes stay.