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Apex Legends hacker couldn’t counter this player’s high-IQ strategy

Published: 11/Apr/2019 21:27 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 7:01

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends has a hacking epidemic of sorts on PC but that doesn’t mean they can’t be defeated, as one squad of crafty players demonstrated with an incredible country strategy. 

One side effect of being a highly popular free battle royale title is you’ll get a lot of cheaters and hackers trying to ruin the experience of other players.

While this is a problem that Apex Legends has been experiencing on PC for quite some time, it looks as though some players have come up with a way to fight back against the hackers. 

Here’s the perfect counter to an Apex Legends hacker 

In a video uploaded to YouTube by TesservcT, the crafty squad dealt with a hacker in one of the best ways possible – by avoiding them completely.

The strategy involved hoarding medkits and other healing items in a pile and just outliving the hacker at the end.

They knew they wouldn’t be able to fight the hacker head on, so healing through the storm was the only option and it actually ended up working.

While this isn’t a strategy that will always work, we do see that it can be the perfect counter to a suspected hacker or cheater.

Hackers run rampant in Apex Legends

EAWatch out for hackers in Apex Legends.

Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Apex Legends, have been hard at work tracking down these cheaters and getting them banned from the game.

Hundreds of thousands of accounts have been banned, with some even receiving a hardware ban to truly try and limit their ability to ruin the experience for other players ever again.

However, Respawn can’t get them all so sometimes you’ll have to deal with one in your game and with some slick plays, you might even be able to pull out the victory.

Still, it’s a widespread problem that Respawn have been working to remedy ever since the game launched in February. 

If you ever come across a hacker, the new in-game report feature should come in handy and give Respawn some help nailing down the pesky hackers once and for all. 

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.