Respawn issued a warning to players against a practice called ‘Piggy-backing’ in their latest update to fans posted on reddit.
Piggy-backing is where players enter games, don’t do anything only to gain XP just by being there. They don’t dire a collect weapons, fire a gun or do anything. They’re just there for the free XP and are generally ruining the fun for everyone.
Respawn said in their latest update:
“We had been seeing some feedback from players around this and have been doing some internal investigations looking at game data to understand how many of the matches being played are affected by this behaviour.”
“After looking at the data and internal discussions, we’ve decided that in the future we’ll start instituting temp bans for players that exhibit piggy-backing behaviour and extreme cases could lead to a permanent ban. This change will not be immediate but wanted to give a heads up to players so you can adjust that behaviour.”
The team behind Apex Legends have been pretty damn good at going after cheaters and players trying to ruin others fun-times. This latest attempt to prevent players from getting a free-ride should be applauded.