Respawn Entertainment has been constantly commended for their commitment to improve the overall game experience. To prove this point, the developer has recently announced some quality of life improvements for their current game. The Apex Legends upcoming changes will actually focus on players who do not bother to help their team at all.
On the Apex Legends subreddit, Respawn Entertainment briefly touched on the subject of piggy-backing. For those unaware, the name refers to 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. In other words, the piggy-backer expects the entire team to do their work for them without doing anything for the team in return.
Unfortunately, it seems like Respawn has been getting a few complaints regarding this issue. The Reddit post states that “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.”
In order to fix this issue, the Apex Legends upcoming changes will actually have some way to detect piggy-backing behavior. Players who exhibit piggy-backing behavior will be punished with a temporary ban. Furthermore, players who continue to exhibit this behavior can actually be subject to a permanent ban.
Respawn Entertainment has also talked about a few more Apex Legends upcoming changes. One of them is related to improvements over the audio design. “Good progress has been made but we’ll still have work to do. We appreciate everyone that’s been providing clips to illustrate the issue.”
Additionally, the developer has announced that they will attempt to fix several issues with Hit Registration and the Slow-Mo at the start of the match. Finally, the team will also fix a Fortified bug that came up during the balance changes made to Gibraltar and Caustic.
Apex Legends is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A mobile version of the game has been confirmed to be in development by Electronic Arts. You can also check out a hilarious story about a cheater in the game who got constantly banned.