Ahead of Season 14, some Apex Legends players are participating in the #NoApexAugust boycott over Battle Royale issues. However, not everyone is convinced of the idea.
With Apex Legends Season 14: Hunted on the horizon, Respawn Entertainment will look to address a number of the overarching issues that have plagued the battle royale for several months.
These issues include a seemingly increasing number of cheaters using aiming bots, hackers who can teleport players out of games, not working hit registration, and issues with Battle Pass progression.
As a result, some players have already committed to not playing battle royale until a new update comes out and fixes many, if not all, of these issues. However, some go a little further.
#NoApexAugust boycott begins before season 14
That’s right, some players are joining a new protest movement that they are calling #NoApexAugust where, as the name suggests, they won’t play a battle royale for a whole month.
“There are tons of fun and creative video games out there, do yourself a favor and leave Apex for a month. Find something new and exciting to play with, variety is the spice of life,” an Apex fan account tweeted, drawing quite a bit of support.
“Don’t play, don’t watch streams” Another Added fan. “It’s going to be a tough month but it’s for the best,” commented another player.
Of course, some players are quite skeptical about the boycott, especially since the new season starts on August 9th.
“MFs tweeting #NoApexAugust like they won’t be coming into game on August 9th to try out the new Legend, return to Skull Town and grind the levels,” SomeoneWhoLeaks replied. “#NoApexAugust won’t work if everyone just jumps back in after a month. You must stop playing completely until the issues are resolved.” written down another player.
When a new season is released, Apex’s player base usually skyrockets, making it difficult to tell by then whether the boycott will have an impact.
There are many photos and videos on social media of players uninstalling Battle Royale, but we’ll have to wait and see how things develop.