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Apex Legends hacker gets instant karma live on Twitch stream

Published: 4/May/2019 11:56 Updated: 4/May/2019 15:03

by Marcus Banks


Hackers have plagued Apex Legends in recent weeks, however, one cheater got exactly what they deserved live on Twitch, after ruining the match for his opponents.

Respawn Entertainment introduced the game back in February 2019 and no-one expected the new battle royale to explode in popularity as it did.


As with every big game, players looked to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents and hackers were extremely prevalent for a number of weeks which turned the experience sour for many.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesRespawn have been quick to ban hackers from Apex Legends.

The developer has actively sought to crack down on the number of cheaters, revealing that a staggering number of players have either have their account banned or suspended as a result of their actions. 


Unfortunately, cheaters are still finding ways to bypass the anti-cheat system that Respawn has put into place which Twitch streamer, Nice Wigg, found out the hard way.

After watching his two teammates be knocked almost instantly, the player with the name ‘Lasering Everyone’ eliminated the streamer taking their kill total to 17 which made Twitch chat suspect he was cheating.

“That kid was good dude,” Wigg said. “17 kills?! Do you think he’s cheating? Let’s watch.”


Apex Legends cheater suffers a humiliating death

Wigg continued to watch the hacker to confirm his suspicions and got more than he bargained for after watching the player pick up another two eliminations.

The hacker hid in a corner to heal up before looting his downed foes only to realize that his character model had become stuck despite his best efforts to get out.

Wigg couldn’t contain his excitement screaming: “He can’t get out! He’s stuck! […] Karma is a bitch!”


While in this instance the cheater got what he deserved, hackers remain one of the biggest issues currently facing the team Respawn Entertainment.

Additional ways to remove cheaters are confirmed to be on the way so hopefully, the problem is eradicated sooner rather later.

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Six tips and tricks to find the real Mirage in Apex Legends

Published: 12/Oct/2020 10:06

by Connor Bennett


Spotting the real Mirage after he’s popped his decoys can be a real pain in Apex Legends, but some players have got six tricks that will make life much easier.

As each legend has their own unique abilities and quirks, mastering them as your main character does require plenty of time and effort. Being able to master fighting against them, and throwing out perfect counters, can be even tricker. 


There are plenty of tricks that go into countering abilities like Wraith’s portal or Bangalore’s smoke, but when it comes to Mirage, he might the trickiest of all the characters to counter. 

The bamboozling legend can quite easily escape a dangerous situation thanks to his decoys, leaving you and your teammates pretty confused. However, there are six simple ways that you can spot the real Mirage amid the fakes. 

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Mirage’s heirloom is part of his tells.

They come from Reddit user Forexz’s informative video, showing off the six small signs to look out for when Mirage summons his decoys and tries to get away. 

There are simple things like watching which Mirage flickers longest, listening for footsteps, and seeing which one has a second gun on their back as they try to run around amid the confusion. 

On top of that, you can also see the real Mirage if they have his heirloom equipped. Like the holstered gun giveaway, the trophy will appear on Mirage’s back, thus revealing the real legend amid the impostors. 

  1. Track Mirage’s emitter light when he activates the ability. 
  2. Watch the light flicker as he runs. The real Mirage will flicker longest.
  3. Listen for footsteps. The real mirage is the only one to make noise.
  4. Look for a holstered weapon on his back. The real Mirage is the only one with one.
  5. Look for the Heirloom on his back. The real Mirage is the only one to have the trophy there.
  6. Use aim assist on console. You’ll feel a slight slowing in the aim assist when looking at the real one.

How to find the real Mirage in a few easy steps | Read Description in the comments (Headphones recommended) from apexlegends

Console players also have a slight advantage as using aim assist will also reveal the real Mirage. When you aim at the legend, the aim assist will slow ever so slightly when you’re aiming at the real one. 

While these might seem like tips that are hard to follow during a fight, if you put time and effort into memorizing them, it becomes rather easy to spot the tells. 

Respawn might tweak a few things in the future to make Mirage an ever better trickster, but for now, you may as well use these tells to your advantage.