Denial-of-Service Attacks have become more common in Apex Legends, especially in the competitive scene.
These attacks crash games, allowing the attackers to gain RP from all the other players in a Ranked Match who are forced to disconnect.
Thankfully Respawn has come up with a solution, though it seems a bit strange at first glance.
Respawn Entertainment just rolled out a new update to Apex Legends to tackle the issue of DDoS attacks in an unusual, yet effective manner.
Basically, when Apex detects a DDoS attack is in progress, the game will boot all players from their matches, granting them loss forgiveness.
No RP losses or gains.
While it may seem a bit odd, this strategy shuts down any benefit a DDoSer gains from crashing other players out of a match, making the attack nothing more than a nuisance to players.
In essence, Respawn is denying DDoSers any RP they would have previously gained from performing such an attack.
They hope that by doing this, DDoS attacks will decrease, allowing competitive players to enjoy their games while keeping hackers from abusing servers for their own benefit.
More fixes are on the way, and Respawn has stated they will keep players updated with their progress.
For now, this first step should keeps things a bit more under control.
Apex Legends ALGS Championship
This update comes just in time for the final two matches of the ALGS Championship this coming weekend (June 12-13, 2021) with an overall prize pool of $2.58 million USD.
Apex Legends fans can tune into the excitement by visiting the official PlayApex Twitch channel on June 12 at 8:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM BST for the EMEA finals and on June 13 at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET for the North American finals.