Today’s Apex Legends 1.1 Patch introduced a new feature to the game that punished players who left a game early. The penalty wasn’t intended to go live with the newest patch just yet, however, and Respawn Entertainment has since disabled the feature across all platforms.
The punishment is one that has been heavily requested by the Apex Legends community since the game’s release in early February. With the ability to revive teammates, it can be frustrating to be put at a disadvantage for the remainder of the match after someone left the game before their teammate can retrieve their banner.
Today’s patch introduced a solution to this problem: early leavers would receive a time penalty before they could join another game. But