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Apex Legends hacker can’t control speed, falls off map

Published: 18/Mar/2019 21:25 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 23:35

by Eli Becht

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Numerous hackers and cheaters plague Apex Legends despite Respawn’s best efforts to clean up the game.

Going into the start of Season 1 of Apex Legends there’s still a very noticeable problem with hackers in the game.

In a Reddit post from February, it was confirmed that over 16,000 cheaters have been banned from Apex Legends so far and that number likely grows larger each day as the game gains popularity.

If you’ve been playing since the launch of Apex Legends in February then it’s pretty likely you’ve run into at least one hacker during your playtime. 

While there wasn’t anything you could do about it then, you might take pleasure in this clip showing a hacker getting a taste of their own medicine.

Respawn EntertainmentThis Apex Legends cheater never had a chance against their own hacks.

In the Reddit clip below, uploaded by user RockyGrenade, the hacker eliminates a player by zipping across the map but makes one crucial error after that.

Once the hacker deals the damage to the downed player they go to zoom away but accidentally take a step too far right off the edge of the map and into the water below to their death.

It is a little strange to see a hacker go down like this but who knows, maybe speed hacks take a little while to get used to.

Speed hacker runs too fast and falls of the map… from r/apexlegends

An important thing to note is these speed hackers and other cheaters who get banned from the game are reportedly gone for good.

Recently, there have been hackers who have complained about receiving hardware bans and when they try to make new accounts they still can’t play.

Just remember, if you plan on cheating in Apex Legends you might have to play the ultimate price.

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Apex Legends devs already testing more Octane changes after Season 7 buffs

Published: 19/Nov/2020 3:38 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 3:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Respawn is already planning to ship more changes for speedster Octane in the next Apex Legends update, game designer Daniel Klein has revealed, despite the fact he just got hefty Season 7 healing buffs to “help him win more.”

Apex Legends’ fast-talking, fast-moving Adrenaline Junkie has long been one of the game’s most popular characters, but his win rate often lands a lot lower than his play rate.

This issue came to a head in Season 6, when Octane dipped to one of the lowest victory margins in Apex Legends. Respawn hustled to ship a “small buff” for the Legend in Season 7’s update, in the hopes they could stabilize his success. The Nov. 4 buff, shipped in the ‘Ascension’ patch, only targeted his “Swift Mend” passive. His healing doubled, up to 1.0 per second.

The buff had the desired effect; Octane was springboarded back into the mix in Season 7. Only, whatever changes Respawn made to the speedster seems to have broken his Jump Pad ultimate. The bug has created an “unintentional nerf.”

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Octane finally got his Apex Legends buffs, but they’ve “broken” his ultimate at the same time.

Octane buffs break Jump Pad ultimate

While Respawn didn’t notice the unintended change, multiple reports from concerned Apex Legends players have now tipped them off. Klein replied to one such report, confirming more Octane changes are being tested.

“Our plan is to give you [Octane players] access to that higher arc [on the Jump Pad] by default, and let you opt into the lower arc… but maybe make it longer, to be decided with playtesting,” the Apex Legends dev revealed.

“Using the jump pad normally will now [once the next patch goes live] always give you the higher, super jump arc. Crouch walking or sliding into the jump pad will give you an arc at the old normal height [pre-Season 7], potentially with a longer horizontal travel distance.”

Klein also added this Jump Pad rework wouldn’t be on its way just yet, with more testing still required. He said, “Don’t expect it to come any time this patch. Hoping to target next patch (January). No guarantees though!”

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Apex’s adrenaline-fueled speedster will find himself in January’s patch notes.

Respawn may also nerf Octane’s Swift Mend

The new Jump Pad rework isn’t the only plan Respawn has in their pocket for the speedster either, however. Klein has admitted the healing buff has handed Octane a huge surge in win rate, and fired him straight into ‘busted’ territory.

“Let me tell you, you may unironically be right,” Klein said, replying to a Apex Legends fan sarcastically joking that Octane needs a nerf. “The passive buff looks to be HUGE in data; to the point where I’m like, ‘Oh no, what did I do?’”

Klein has yet to confirm if Octane’s Swift Mend will be tweaked again in January, however. On that front, Apex players will simply have to wait and see.