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Apex Legends community stunned after player uses cheat to wipe out lobby

Published: 8/Jun/2020 22:23

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends player is reportedly crashing entire lobbies so that they can just mop up all of the characters standing idle due to disconnections, and no one is sure how they’re actually doing it.

Cheaters in Apex typically prefer ruining games with aim botting for automatic hit scans or speed hacks to evade, kill, and escape in the blink of an eye. But one player has found a way to make everyone in their game completely vulnerable by kicking them out of the match completely.

The prevailing theory is that they figured out a way to exploit the game’s recently-introduced reconnect feature while also making use of a crash bug.

This lets them roam around the Arena while everyone else is stuck trying to reconnect to the game where they might already be eliminated.

“Apex Legends currently has a feature that allows players to reconnect to their session if their game disconnects or the server has an unexpected error,” user ‘jacklollz2 explained. “This person is exploiting this mechanic, and also exploiting a crash bug, to be able to freely kill people… One thing is for sure: The server instance is being killed, and the exploiter is rejoining into a new instance.”

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The hack makes fights in Apex Legends straightforward, seeing as no one is fighting back.

A video posted by Redditor ‘halo_shot’ shows a player on Xbox shooting at targets across Kings Canyon. But it’s an eerie sight since all of the players except for the apparent cheater are completely frozen.

“US servers, it doesn’t just freeze you, it kicks you out of the game and you get reconnected when you get back to the lobby screen,” the user said of their encounter with the cheater.

Toxic Nox Gas from Caustic’s traps and weapon fire all tick away at the still opponents, but they aren’t responsive in the slightest.

This guy somehow crashes the server on xbox to get easy kills from apexlegends

They can be seen doing this across clips from multiple games of Ranked Apex, even in higher elo matches in Master tier.

Apex Legends community members are already reporting this to the Respawn Entertainment developers to find and fix the reason for this hack so prevent cheaters from continuing to exploit it.

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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.