Another season approaches in Apex Legends, and with it comes a new character and challenges as you enter Fortune's Favor. Respawn Entertainment released a ton of info about what Season 5 will bring about, including a new character trailer featuring Loba Andrade. If that name doesn't strike a chord with you, the story will as she is the daughter you see at the end of Revenant's story after he was introduced to the game. Now she's a master thief out for revenge in the latest plot twist for the season. You can read all the details about Season 5 here, and check out her trailer below. But we do have some of the new features coming to Apex Legends below.
Loss Forgiveness: A state we grant you where any RP losses you might have are zeroed out. For example, in a Diamond match where you came in last place but had two kills, you would normally have a -28 adjustment to your RP (-48 from the Diamond entry cost, +20 for kills, for a net loss of -28). With loss forgiveness, however, you would have a net loss adjusted to 0. However, this will only apply if you stand to lose RP from the match – if you had five kills and loss forgiveness, your RP would still be net +2.
Abandon: Leaving an Apex Legends match before it is over for you, while you do not have loss forgiveness. "Before it is over for you" is defined as the player is still able to play, e.g. you are still alive, or you are dead but waiting to be respawned etc. A notable exception to this is if your banner has been picked up and you have not respawned within 2 and a half minutes, you will not be considered abandoning if you leave.
Abandon Penalty: The normal penalty for an abandon that isn't forgiven is 1. zeroing out all gains a player would have had in the match, 2. An additional penalty RP cost equal to the entry cost for the player. 3. A timer placed on you before you can start matchmaking again. Currently this is set to a flat 10 minutes.
Expected quit: Leaving the match through the game menus with the option "Leave match". Unexpected quits are everything else, e.g. game errors, leaving via console system menus, your Internet connection being disrupted, etc.