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Apex Legends bug makes Wattson’s fences very overpowered

Published: 6/Sep/2020 12:09 Updated: 6/Sep/2020 12:14

by Calum Patterson

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A strange bug with Wattson’s Perimeter Security ability is making the tactical ability very overpowered in Apex Legends – as the fences simply don’t appear on enemy players’ screens at all.

Perimeter Security is Wattson’s electric fence ability, that stuns, slows, and slightly damages enemies who run through them. They are best used as a defensive tactic to stop enemy teams pushing your building or high ground.

Particularly strong in the late game, where they can totally cut off parts of the map, similar to Caustic’s traps, the fences are always a tricky ability to avoid. But, this bug is making it completely impossible.

Wattson in Apex Legends
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Wattson’s fences are her tactical ability, and they’re sometimes more powerful than they should be.

Although you can usually spot a fence from far away, and react accordingly, either by shooting them or just avoiding them, the invisibility bug obviously makes this very difficult.

There are a handful of examples of this glitch appearing in-game, but the best comes from Reddit user u/bwlebard, who shows them running into thin air and suddenly being hit by a non-existent fence.

In their confusion, they wait for their teammate to also move through the same spot on the map, and unsurprisingly, the same happens to them.

Someone check the patch notes because they might of forgotten to include Wattson’s invisible fences. from apexlegends

Although the bug has appeared infrequently in Apex Legends before, it wasn’t mentioned in the latest patch notes, which fixed a lot of issues with other abilities, including Loba’s teleport and Wraith’s portals.

There’s also no mention of this issue on Respawn’s public Trello board, which tracks known issues and bugs that they’re investigating. Hopefully, with some more attention now directed at the problem, Respawn will be able to take action.

This instance of the bug seems to be even worse than some previous examples though, as in this case, not even the pylons either side are visible. Other examples show the electric beams are not visible, but at least the physical pylons are.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.