Apex Legends players who have recently been using Ranked Arena exploits and “6-Manning” can log into a free-to-play battle royale and find themselves suspended or permanently suspended from the game. can get banned.
This comes after a ban wave from Respawn Entertainment specifically targeting users of these exploits, rather than general hackers or cheaters. According to Connor Ford of the security team, a total of 1307 users have been banned, including about 1,000 ranked Apex Predators.
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A fun fact with this is the split among users restricted on the particular platform. The platform with the most exploits is PlayStation with over 100 restrictions, followed by PC, Xbox, then Nintendo Switch with only 20 restrictions. This could be an indicator of how great the Switch playerbase is, or more likely it’s a result of the very low player count on that platform — with that version of the game suffering from serious technical flaws.
6-Manning exploits revolve around players who jump into squads and even play full games with players they know and are in communication with, and intentionally win the game. Or lose so as to move your in-game rank and rating in a certain way. Basically, it’s promoting, and giving shady players a rank they don’t deserve.
A ban wave of 1307 users has been settled for exploiting arenas ranks and “6-manning”. Restrictions range from permanent to 2 weeks depending on the amount of abuse. The breakdown is as follows:
— Conor Ford / Hideouts (@RSPN_Hideouts) 14 July 2022
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At this time, a stern warning has been sent to all players tempted to raise their ranks, with penalties being awarded and the offending players removed from the leaderboard. However, boosting and absorbency are sure to come back again eventually. Here’s hoping the security team stays vigilant with Apex Legends in the near and distant future.
For more Apex Legends news, check out our report on Apex Pro, who stopped shooting at a disconnected competitor with $2 million on the line, and the report of the single-player Apex Legends FPS.