Respawn Entertainment is preparing to release a new update for Apex Legends. The patch is scheduled for this week, meanwhile the notes will be available in the next few days. Moreover, in a recent reddit thread, developers are talking about Apex Legends’ servers – including the network error code: leaf. Respawn Entertainment has long been aware of the problem – but troubleshooting seems to be a difficult task for the developer.
Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed the arrival of a new update for Apex Legends. The studio made this announcement in a recent Reddit thread that: The patch will be available for download this week, although a specific date is not yet known. Respawn ensured that the update will include plenty of changes for the game.
Server errors haunt the game
The patch should include various bug fixes and optimizations. In the mentioned Reddit thread, the server problems were a popular topic. The developers are still analysing for the error code: leaf. The code causes connection problems in Apex Legends. The code error: leaf means that the server did not respond to a connection request. At code: net, however, there was a connection to the server, but the server stopped responding.
The troubleshooting seems to be difficult. The error code: leaf have been occurring since the 1.2 update. Especially during the loading screen shortly after the start of the match. The developers wrote that: Majority of players report the error code: leaf, which means that the backend creates a match, and servers successfully communicate with each other. Yet the user never receives a successful response between the two.
No solution to the problems
The developers further explain that the Apex Legends servers do not detect client timeouts. However, the clients themselves think that the servers are timing out. The studio also verified that the matches do not start with partially filled players. At what point in time a solution can be expected is not apparent from the information.
Currently, the developers are investigating other possible theories that could cause the error. Meanwhile, they continue to work on anti-cheat measures for Apex Legends. In the mentioned Reddit thread you can learn which features are currently being worked on. Among other things: a two-factor authentication for certain regions is currently under development.
Improving the anti-cheat algorithm
Respawn Entertainment will rework anti-cheat for Apex Legends and improve its functionality. The creators of the game plan to use neural networks for faster detection and blocking cheaters. They also want the program to find violators before they have time to use the prohibited codes. In addition, Respawn wants to remake matchmaking so that cheaters play in the same match with other cheaters.
A month after the release of the game, Apex Legends developers blocked more than 355 thousand accounts for using prohibited programs. In March, Chinese community offered their own version of anti-cheat. It not only finds violators in matches, but also sends data of the cheating players to the developer.