Apex Legends Season 9: Respawn Entertainment to Penalize Players Who Leave Arena Mode Mid-Game

Published 05/25/2021, 11:19 AM EDT


Season 9 of Apex Legends has infused the game with an exciting new game mode called Arena. This mode will test the strength of your trio against an enemy team locked in a fight till death. This game mode is quite similar to popular first-person tactical shooters like Valorant, and Counter-Strike. It offers an interesting final circle scenario of Battle Royale, which is great for aim training and learning the combat.

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Naturally, it also made the game more accessible as Arena served as an outlet for players to train. More players have picked up the Battle Royale, which has made Season 9 one of the most popular seasons yet.

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Developers of Apex Legends to add significant changes to Arena mode

The current season may have added its first non-Battle Royale mode, but it has a key issue. At this moment, there is no punishment for players who leave the Arena mode as it progresses, which downplays everyone’s experience in the game. Developers have now acknowledged it and are now working on a solution to tackle the problem of leavers.

Now the studio has shared a vital update about an upcoming patch, which will address the problem. Gamers can now expect to receive a ban similar to ranked games if they leave Arena mode midway. The game will also prompt a disclaimer if you try to exit a match that is currently in progress.

Apart from that, the studio has also added a range of quality-of-life upgrades and changes. The studio is reportedly going to tweak the new bow weapon and attachments players will get at each upgrade in Arena. The studio has now finally found a solution to a prominent issue, which rendered Wattson futile.

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Changes with Season 9 of Apex Legends have added a significant change to starting loot. Gamers will now spawn with level 1 armor, helmet, and a couple of syringes & shield cells. This was a welcome change, as it offered everyone a chance to fight or escape, instead of spawning with an empty inventory. However, this change added an unusual glitch to low-tier items, and it seems like the upcoming update will address it as well.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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