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Apex Legends Piggy-Backing Bans Planned

A post on Reddit has some information from Respawn's community manager on improvements for Apex Legends they're working on for their next patch (thanks Polygon). This outlines plans to address a few bugs, including hit registration issues, the fortified bug introduced in their last balance update, how some matches start in slow motion, audio bugs, and more. There is also a discussion of what they call "piggy-backing," where a player will be essentially carried to victory by their squad despite not actually participating in the battles. They say this behavior will now result in bans, and in extreme cases, these bans will be permanent:

Piggy-backing is when a player drafts off other players in the squad to carry them to a good position and level up faster but doesn't actually participate in the match [meaning they never collect a weapon, fire a shot, don’t deal any damage, etc]

We had been seeing some feedback from players around this and have been doing some internal investigations looking at game data to understand how many of the matches being played are affected by this behavior.

After looking at the data and internal discussions, we’ve decided that in the future we’ll start instituting temp bans for players that exhibit piggy-backing behavior and extreme cases could lead to a permanent ban. This change will not be immediate but wanted to give a heads up to players so you can adjust that behavior.

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3. Re: Apex Legends Piggy-Backing Bans Planned May 12, 2019, 15:55 Wallshadows
 
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