A developer from Respawn Entertainment has responded after an Apex Legends player was banned from using an LGBT club tag in the battle royale.
Apex Legends has introduced numerous social features since its launch in 2019, all designed to unite fans and strengthen the bonds that video games foster between players.
One such addition came in Season 7 in the form of Clubs – a social feature designed to allow players to build a dedicated community of up to thirty players. Clubs can also have ‘tags’: four-character abbreviations that are visible to your teammates during a match.
However, one player was left scratching his head after being prevented from using LGBT as a club tag, especially given Respawn’s champions of the LGBTQIA+ community in-game.
Respawn Responds to ‘Forbidden’ LGBT Club Tag in Apex Legends
The player in question, Redditor ‘Mothman_moth’ shared their question on October 21, saying “The tag worked in the past, what’s going on here?”
Attached was an image showing that the player is prohibited from using the LGBT club tag in the game. The message reads: “WRONG. Inappropriate or offensive LGBT club tag.”
Apex Legends Associate Quality Designer Rico Sanchez quickly offered a response.
He confirmed that Respawn will investigate the matter, saying, “I’ll be looking into this to see what’s going on.”
His response confirms that the banned tag is not intentional and hopefully Respawn will implement a quick patch to fix the issue.
While the cause wasn’t clear, some players speculated that the clan tag may have been misused by others or spam was reported to achieve this particular result.
Anyway, I hope the minor issue is resolved soon and players can start playing their chosen club tags in the game again as soon as possible.
There could be a patch with Season 15, which will bring a new character Catalyst and a new moon map to Apex Legends on November 1.