We have been begging and pleading for South African Apex Servers. You just released your first battle pass so I am sure most of the battle pass stress is over for you guys. We as South Africans would greatly appreciate if you could give us some sort of feedback regarding South African servers. There is currently a petition with over 12000 signatures which clearly shows there is a demand for servers. We want to experience the game the way it's meant to be played. As I have mentioned in previous posts, adding South African servers won't only benefit South Africans but also people in Madagascar as they also currently don't have any servers.
Microsoft has also launched Azure servers recently in South Africa, I am sure this makes it a little easier for you guys.
Any feedback regarding this would greatly be appreciated.
April - last edited April
I find it funny how in interviews they always mention how they care about the community feedback but in all honesty they don't give a damn. The only thing they care about is the feedback big streamers give because if they keep streamers happy they make more money in the end. We have been begging for some form of feedback regarding South African servers and not 1 reply from anyone at EA/Respawn. Selecting London servers (190 ping) doesn't even work anymore. Me and my friends constantly get grouped with Russians and the latency is absolutely horrendous.
Please EA/Respawn give us a simple YES or NO answer, this is ridiculous.
Me & my son play Apex every single day for hours on end, from South Africa. Our other squad mates is in Namibia. We experience the latency issue on every single match, once you see a player with more than 1000 kills you know that not only does that player have skills, but he / she also takes a hell of a lot of bullets to just break the shield, never mind knocking him / her down...no matter your skill, you should take damage as the rest of us. The reason is that they have a very low ping, in other words our hits don't register as fast as their hits due to their very low ping rates, due to their local servers, it's just unfair. Also when we jump as a squad, and the random is from over seas, they always hit the ground a good 2 seconds or more faster than we do, and we all go straight down, the same as him / her. We've won several championships, so we are good enough, but at times we will get players that even after emptying a full spitfire extended mag on them, hitting them the whole time, they still manage to turn and drop you with three shots, instantly shredding the purple armor and purple helmet, is that fair? The hits just don't register or just don't register as fast as theirs, resulting in the server deducting health more quickly from me, even though I have shot and hit first on my side, ultimately resulting in me being downed. It's sad that I don't see ANY response from EA nor Respawn on the matter of local SA servers, I love the game, I really do, but it's not a level playing field at the moment.
We truly value your feedback on latency when you're playing. As gamers we can all relate how tough it can be to win and have fun when lag is present. The team is committed to making server improvements going forward, however we don't have any specific details to share around that or any information on whether there are intentions for improvements in your region. If we hear any developments we'll let you know right away!
I'm afraid there aren't any updates we can share around additional servers right now. Hopefully it happens though and at some point we have servers across the entire globe with even more players joining us in Kings Canyon.
We'll make sure large threads like this are pinged up the chain for you.
It would be awesome if we could get our own servers here in SA, there is a petition with almost 15000 signatures on already, so you can see there is a large community for apex here.
September - last edited September
The reason why they can't run their software on South African soil is because there are probably laws against hosting these kind of services for ZA citizens. They could not host here even if they wanted to because for SA to allow the software to be hosted here they would need to know what the software is doing to its "test subjects". Since that will never be divulged or that there exists no framework for such disclosure, they cannot run the software.
Most foreign 1st world countries makes it perfectly legal to run mind control experiments on it's citizens, I hope as long as it can be argued or demonstrated that these mind games lead to good outcomes. Actually, all mind control is bad.
It is really that simple.
PS - If you, respawn, have no idea what I am talking about you need to start installing certificates for communication. Because I have noticed that if I use VPN, my first game on a new IP does not play games with me. The karma engine is turned off and I hear new voices on comms sometimes. Subsequent games however are always with 2 teammates that pretend to be Russian, but are in fact CIA or NSA or Blackwater or something american.
But I an almost sure you know what I speak of. I can smell caustic's stink a mile away.