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Apex Legends hacker brags that Respawn can’t catch them, gets banned anyway

Published: 8/Apr/2019 10:31 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 11:05

by Connor Bennett


Taunting a game’s developer by claiming you’re an unbannable cheater isn’t going to land you in anyone’s good books – yet it’s exactly what one Apex Legends streamer decided to do live on air.

How is Respawn combatting Apex Legends cheaters?

Respawn Entertainment recently sent out a ban wave to a number of players who had been using exploits in their popular battle royale, banning a whole load of new accounts.

While some may have slipped through the cracks, and ended up wrecking popular players like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek live on-stream, others decided to hilariously taunt Respawn’s capabilities to ban players while the developer and fans watched on.

Respawn EntertainmentOver 50 million players have tried their hand at Apex Legends – yet it’s only a small minority that have been cheating.

Breaking down the ironic twist

While the VOD of the stream had been deleted, one intrepid Reddit user, SaladinsSaladbar, gave readers a blow-by-blow rundown of the action that they had missed – including back-to-back bans for the braggadocios streamer.

During the play-by-play breakdown, the Reddit user detailed just how much time and effort the streamer put into trying to avoid a ban, while claiming not to care all that much about what happened to their accounts.

Yet, it wasn’t an all too successful strategy as the streamer ended up receiving a ban twice in a ten minute period, before ultimately walking away from the game and deciding to broadcast some other content.

Respawn devs respond

One Respawn developer, posting under the Reddit username ‘lowkeydbjosh’ took credit for the continuous shutdowns of the hacker, stating: “This is how I spent 45 mins this morning,” with a waving emoji attached.

While other users tried to thank them for their hard work, they instead turned the credit onto the players. “Nah, this was thanks to you guys bringing these type of folks to the spotlight. Helps us clean up the game faster,” added lowkeydbjosh.

While Respawn are doing their utmost to prevent players with exploits washing over their game, there are always going to be users who get their hands on ways to cheat and ruin matches.

Yet, it seems like they are at least on top of a few rogue users – especially those who try their best to flaunt their blatant cheating in the face of the developer.

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Best Legends to use in Winter Express LTM in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Dec/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends’ Winter Express LTM is chugging along as a part of the Holo-Day Bash event, but if you’ve never dropped in and want some tips on which legends to use, we’ve got you covered. 

With the Holo-Day Bash event returning for the 2020 holiday season, Respawn Entertainment have also brought back the Winter Express limited-time mode. Though, some fans criticized them for “recycling modes, this year’s iteration does include some interesting changes.

The mode is completely different from the typical battle royale gameplay you’re used to in Apex. Your team has to take control of the train that used to chug its way around World’s Edge – all while dealing with preset loadouts and enemies who are contesting for control. Plus, there are a few issues with friendly fire now, too. 

As it’s so different, your usual main Legend might not be as useful here, so here are a few tips and the best characters to use, to help you pick up more wins.

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Respawn Entertainment
Winter Express is back, and its as enjoyable as ever.

In terms of the best Legends to use, you may have to switch things up from who you would usually use in the battle royale mode. For example, Lifeline is great in duos/trios, but she’s not really needed in Winter Express as her healing abilities are rather useless here.

Caustic is probably the best legend to use, given that his gas is an absolute killer in the tight spaces. Similarly, Rampart’s amped walls are useful too, especially if you’re camping the train. 

Wraith, as always, is a stellar choice because her portal can get you out of a sticky situation – of which there are plenty in Winter Express. Additionally, Crypto and Wattson are good choices. Crypto because the drone can be used to auto-scan enemies, while Wattson’s interception pylon nullifies everyone’s stack of grenades.

Best Legends for Winter Express LTM

  1. Caustic
  2. Wraith
  3. Rampart
  4. Wattson
  5. Crypto
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Caustic is a tier 1 legend when it comes to Winter Express.

Don’t head right for the train

While the name of the game is capturing the train, that doesn’t have to mean you need to land there. You can easily land just off to the side for a cleaner start to looting, and then work your way over. 

Plus, if you do so, you can annoy enemies who try to capture it right away by disrupting their progress on the capture. 

Additionally, if you are going for the train, it’s best to attack from the front. Players will be expecting attacks from the side and the back, but the front is often forgotten about. So, use it to your advantage. 

Of course, you might have your own tactics for dominating the LTM, but there are some general tips everyone can follow, which you can find right here

The Winter Express and Holo-Day Bash event are set to run for another month, until January 4, so you’ve got plenty of time to hone your skills and pick up wins.