Piggy-backers. You’ve encountered these scum before. Players who join competitive team matches, but do jack shit, letting their teammates do all the hard work while they suck up the XP. Screw these MF-ers.
Well Respawn is dropping the hammer on piggy-backers with temp bans. For habitual piggy-backers and extreme cases, expect perma bans.
From Respawn via Reddit:
“Piggy-backing is when a player drafts off other players in the squad to carry them to a good position and level up faster but doesn’t actually participate in the match [meaning they never collect a weapon, fire a shot, don’t deal any damage, etc]
We had been seeing some feedback from players around this and have been doing some internal investigations looking at game data to understand how many of the matches being played are affected by this behavior.
After looking at the data and internal discussions, we’ve decided that in the future we’ll start instituting temp bans for players that exhibit piggy-backing behavior and extreme cases could lead to a permanent ban. This change will not be immediate but wanted to give a heads up to players so you can adjust that behavior.”