Prepare to Be Penalized if you Leave an Apex Legends Match Early

Are you someone that likes to skip out on matches early because you went don’t and don’t want to stick around until the end? It’s understandable – that can get rather boring. But, that’s just too bad because pretty soon, Apex Legends will start penalizing you if you skip out of a match before you’re actually dead. In other words, no skipping out before your time for revival has passed.

This penalty came as part of the Apex Legends 1.1 update that also came along with another problem – some players logged on to find out that their accounts had been reset. This was noticed about as quickly as the aforementioned penalty, but Respawn managed to take care of that issue without any lasting effects quickly enough – all is back to normal. And, the early-leave penalty has also be removed for now as well. It’s something that’s in the works but wasn’t intended to be released just yet as there as still some parameters that need to be addressed before it can officially go live.

When Will the Apex Legends Early Leave Penalty Go Live?

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Outside of the penalty’s brief appearance after the update, there’s no specific time table for when it will go live again, but it is painfully needed in more than a few ways. The reason it can’t go live now is because it hasn’t been properly mapped yet and some players may be penalized when they shouldn’t be:

“So internally, we have been working on and testing this feature, but it wasn’t our intention or plan to have it go live with the update that went out today. There was a piece of script that was missing and caused the leaving match early penalty to be turned on when it shouldn’t be. That’s why it wasn’t in the patch notes. “We updated the script, tested with QA and it’s now disabled for all platforms. We don’t have an ETA for if or when this would come out for real. Apologies for the confusion,” Respawn community manager Jayfresh wrote on Reddit

 When Will Apex Legends Players Be Penalized for Leaving?

Ideally, players will be penalized when they dip out of a game before they should – like when you get knocked down and don’t feel like waiting to see if your teammates will pick you back up. Or it could also be implemented when a player drops because someone has picked the wrong character or a character that they want. It does happen, and usually with a few obscenities spewed before they disappear. These types of things will likely carry penalties but when they will remains to be seen.

A Bunch Apex Legends Cheaters Have Been Banned As Well

Nothing is worse than someone with a modded console (or computer software) cheating and making the game unfair for everyone else while they reap all of the benefits and bask in their own douche aura. Well, Respawn just recently set out a new bad of HWID (hardware ID bans) that will ban known cheaters from accessing game servers with their modded software or consoles. Granted, this is an ongoing war, but the most recent update should help tone things down a little bit.

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Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.

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