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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 dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

Wraith with a gun smiling in APex Legends
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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.