Apex Legends is no stranger to having exploits in their game. Whether it is using Crytpo’s drone with other character’s abilities or utilizing the ALT+F4 to boot yourself from the game. Many players in Apex Legends ranked series have been using ALT+F4 to trick the game into thinking they were booted. This, in turn, allows the player to gain ‘Loss Forgiveness’ and not garner a penalty for leaving ranked. This happens whenever a teammate is down, or a player is solo queued and down. They leave the game with a keyboard command thus allowing them to save RP and their place on the leaderboard.
Plenty of players have voiced their displeasure with Respawn allowing this to continue especially in the higher tiers of ranked. It took a little bit of time but Respawn has finally come to address the situation. In a tweet sent out by Drew McCoy, a project lead at Respawn, he made it known that players using this exploit will now be banned.
We’ve temporarily banned players detected to be heavy abusers of quitting the game to avoid penalties in Ranked. Going forward we will not hesitate to punish players who abuse new exploits and will increase penalties as we see fit, including permanent bans and revoking RP
— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) October 23, 2019
A Twitch streamer by the name of ‘d4arkpsych0’ was among the first to be banned for using the exploit. It is also noted that the same streamer was called out for showing his emails that included him signing up for cheats.
The guy leaked his emails on stream looking for the reason he got banned. Looks like he’s been signing up to get some cheats also🤡 pic.twitter.com/bnqKxdco5k
— Fjeldern (@FjeldernBR) October 20, 2019
It did take a bit to address the exploit but it is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, no more exploits like this come into ranked so many players still have fun playing the game.