The Apex Legends Pride Badge has been temporarily disabled -- along with the BLM Badge, Stop Asian Hate Badge, and Suicide Prevention Badge -- while Respawn Entertainment works on next week's update.
Apex Legends is gearing up for the launch of Season 11 next week and Respawn Entertainment has been hard at work developing fixes for its Battle Royale game, most recently fixing a bug with banner poses and enhancing the game's DOS protection. Unfortunately, sometimes a fix or change will necessitate that existing content gets disabled and that's exactly what happened here -- several Apex Legends banner badges have been temporarily disabled.
Why the Apex Legends Pride Badge Was Temporarily Disabled
Respawn Entertainment has disabled the Apex Legends Pride Badge and others while it works on a forthcoming update according to an announcement on its official Twitter account.
"Heads up: The Pride, BLM, Stop Asian Hate, and Suicide Prevention badges are temporarily unavailable due to changes made in preparation for the next seasonal update," read the tweet.
All Apex Legends players can set up to three "badges" on their player card which is seen at the start of a round, on death boxes, and on in-game billboards. Most badges have to be earned by accomplishing specific goals in the game (such as winning a game with a particular Legend); the disabled badges in question are granted for free to all players to use as they wish.
No reason was given for the removal by Respawn Entertainment; as far as I know, there were no recently reported bugs or issues with the badges. This is leading some players to speculate that a rework of the player card system may be making its debut when Season 11 launches next week.
Thankfully, this is just a minor inconvenience, although more serious problems are plaguing the game -- earlier today, yet another player reported that his Apex Legends account is being repeatedly broken into by an unknown party, leading some to suspect that a backdoor into EA servers or a rogue EA employee may be behind the breaches.
For now, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the game -- especially with the return of the "Shadow Royale" game mode for the final week of Season 10. You can play Apex Legends for free on PC and consoles via its official website and you can look forward to the start of Season 11 (and the debut of the new Legend Ash) next week on November 2, 2021.
Do you think an Apex Legends player card rework is in development? What's your favorite badge in the game? Let us know in the comments below!