Keep out of Apex Legends ‘ghost rocks’ or be banned, warns Respawn
Respawn is taking a hardline stance in opposition to Apex Legends gamers exploiting a Season 9 bug that permits you to clip inside a rock and block all incoming injury. The ‘ghost rock’ in query might be discovered on the Section Runner map, one in all 4 launch maps in Apex Legends’ new Arenas mode. A repair to the rock clipping bug was supposed to come back in yesterday’s patch that nerfed the brand new Bocek bow and Spitfire, however Respawn stated in a followup tweet that it was delayed for “quality-control causes.”
Respawn then warned gamers that exploiting the ghost rock for private acquire is not allowed. “Bear in mind that abusing this exploit whereas it is nonetheless round is bannable,” the developer wrote.
By the seems of it, coping with a participant glitching into the troublesome rock is fairly annoying. You possibly can clip into the rock by merely strolling into it and you’ll’t see by way of or shoot into it, leading to an ungainly shuffle out and in of the rock.
Respawn’s warning could come as a shock when you play different aggressive shooters. Many video games like Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and Name of Obligation: Warzone technically outlaw the abuse of recognized bugs and exploits, however anecdotally, these guidelines do not seem like strictly enforced (comprehensible when there are greater fish to fry like hackers). Again when Warzone’s infinite stim glitch would repeatedly pop up for months, Activision targeted on fixing it and by no means actually talked about bans.
That was a game-breaking exploit that would single-handedly break a 150-player match, so it is notable that Respawn is unsheathing its ban hammer for a single rock that gamers can generally use to cheat their means by way of a teamfight.
Nonetheless, I ponder how Respawn is detecting these rock criminals. You possibly can report gamers in-game for dishonest, however wanting video proof clearly exhibiting an offender utilizing the ghost rock, I am curious to know the way it may be confirmed. It looks as if Respawn is following by way of on its warning, in order that’s encouraging.