​‘Apex Legends’ Players Who Piggy-Back On Your Success Might Be Banned

Like a music festival, Apex Legends is spoiled by piggy-backers. Though, in Apex it's not because they block the view of the stage, but because the players do nothing to contribute to your game. Well, developer Respawn Entertainment is doing what it should have done a long time ago and banning those piggy-backers (the ones in the game, not the ones at Glastonbury. But if Respawn wants to do something about them then that would be much-appreciated).

In Apex Legends piggy-backers are the scrubs who log into the game, join squads, and then take no active part in the game. Simply existing in the match to try and soak up some XP from your efforts. To be clear, by piggy-backers Respawn doesn't mean players that aren't as good as you, and who you are carrying through a game, but players who "never collect a weapon, fire a shot, don't deal any damage".

In a recent post on the the Apex subreddit Respawnsubreddit Respawn revealed its plans to deal with the players who log in just to tap experience without actually playing the game. "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," community manager Jay Frechette wrote. "This change will not be immediate but wanted to give a heads up to players so you can adjust that behavior."

Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Separate to this, the team has also been fixing bugs to do with hit registration, the fortified bug, and getting closer to identifying what has been causing slow-mo problems at the beginning of matches. You can read all about those in the Respawn Check-In.

What's your worst experience of a piggy-back? When I was younger while my dad gave me a piggy-back he walked under a low sign and I got smacked in the head. Let us know yours on Facebook and Twitter.

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Julian Benson

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