Apex Legends: 16k bans, content cadence, mode leaks, and Apex Construct’s not-so-lucky break

The krogan, forever charging.

EA’s surprise hit Apex Legends hasn’t slowed down since its stealth launch earlier this month, in spite of worth contenders in the field – as I type this, the game is still beating every other game, including Fortnite, for eyes on Twitch.

But that’s minus about 16000 people who got the banhammer in the last couple of weeks. That was the number the Respawn community manager posted on Reddit late Friday night, in a dev address that tackles everything from bugs and cheats to content cadence.

“We’re going to start doing more regular updates like this moving forward,” CM Jayfresh writes. “I’ll be making posts daily starting Tuesday next week. Not all of these will be ground breaking or major news but think of it as our way of checking in each day to address what we can.”

Meanwhile, leakers have dug up references to a possible new coming Survival mode that looks a bit like a gameshow as well as a replay system, solo mode, and duo mode. They may never happen, but it’s interesting to see that EA has at least been thinking about ’em.

Finally, PC Gamer reports that a VR game called Apex Construct has been the unwitting beneficiary of some very confused purchases. Apparently, the developer, who launched its game nearly a year ago, says purchases of its Apex Construct have gone up 4000%, especially in China, as people confuse it for Apex Legends, which is free-to-play. Valve is apparently on the job cleaning up the angry reviews from these people who can’t read.

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