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New Apex Legends exploit unlocks free Origin Access pack

Published: 12/Mar/2019 18:15 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 11:41

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends released the Origin Access pack shortly after the game’s launch but a new exploit appears to allow anyone to claim the free loot.

Though the loot box was intended to be an exclusive available only to Origin Access subscribers, players have found a workaround that grants the content using a bit of code.

The Origin Access pack unlocks 1000 Apex coins, a Flatline Epic Weapon skin and a special Banner Badge, though the cheat will now let any PC player claim the prize.

EAThe exlusive items given in the Origin Access pack.

A previous exploit gave players access to the Twitch Prime Loot pack. The company had taken back the Legendary skin for Pathfinder from those that used the exploit, but it seems the awarded coins were left untouched.

Though EA probably did their due diligence to plug up the error in their backend to stop people from using the Twitch Prime exploit, it seems like it the company didn’t expect to run into the same problem again.

The Twitch Prime Apex Legends deal went claimed by many that didn’t originally have access to it.

The new workaround that gives players the Origin Access pack follows basically the same route as the cheat used to acquire the Twitch Prime Loot pack.

While some members of the community were hesitant about the exploit due to fears of being banned, others said that the blame for using the cheat shouldn’t be on the player.

Update, March 13, 7:30 EST: There are unconfirmed reports that some players are in fact now having their accounts banned if they are found to have used the exploit.

Some people feel banning accounts would be unjustified however. “[The cheat is] literally a launch option,” one Redditor said. “If they have it available they can’t blame people for using it. Same as -Console in CSGO and CSSource for example and this game is running on a heavily modified source engine.”

EA is sure to be working on a fix for the cheat, but at the time of writing it some players have still been seeing success with the exploit.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.