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Apex Legends developer apologizes for insulting players

On Monday, CEO of Respawn Entertainment apologized following an incident took place in which members of the development team of the game referred to some of the players as “freeloaders.” There are reports that the development team of the game even referred to one of the players as “a dick.”

The argument that took place between the players and developers attracted a lot of heat took place on Friday. The conversation took place on a thread about the upcoming update to the Iron Crown Collection Event.

Following the incident, Vince Zampella of Respawn said that the members of his team had crossed the line.
“I apologize to any of our fans that were offended,” he tweeted Monday.

“I will always stand behind the team here at Respawn and support them on speaking out against some of the toxic and nasty comments being directed at them, including everything from death threats to comments aimed at their family and loved ones. But we wouldn’t contribute to it when we do comment, and add to the very thing we want to prevent.”

Our news sources have reported that the drama took place between the Apex Legends players and Respawn started last Tuesday during the release of the Iron Crown Collection Event. Fans were asking for a Solo mode in the game, and the developer provided a new solo mode to the game. The demand for the solo mode came forward as the game places players into groups of three.

The matter over which the conversation got heated up was regarding the special edition outfits, and soon it became bigger news. Later, players took the concern to Reddit and Twitter, and in one of their posts expressed their disappointment. Respawn responded on Friday with a post from project lead Drew McCoy about an update to the Iron Crown event.

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