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Apex Legends hackers complain about hardware bans

Published: 16/Mar/2019 20:29 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 20:48

by Eli Becht

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Respawn Entertainment is doing a good job of cleaning up Apex Legends hackers but the hackers are actually getting upset after being banned.

Apex Legends launched in early February and was met with a lot of excitement by fans of the battle royale genre.

It represented a nice change of pace from other BR titles on the market such as Fortnite and PUBG. Another key selling point was the fact it is free of charge.

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Despite this, Apex Legends has a rather sizable cheating problem on its hands and Respawn is still trying to get the situation under control.

In a post on Reddit 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.

Now, it appears some of those that have been banned are actually surprised when they create new accounts they still aren’t able to play Apex Legends.

This Reddit thread talks about players on a cheat related forum where banned cheaters were surprised to see they had been hardware banned.

Apex Legends cheaters are having a hard time getting back into the game.

“Every new account they make on the same machine is banned in less than 30 minutes,” it reads. “There are ways around this, but the more amateur cheaters are not able to work around this. I am hopeful that the amount of cheaters will begin to plummet very soon.

Another thread showed a screenshot of another probable cheater essentially saying they had exhausted all of their options to play again to no avail.

It appears that whatever Respawn has been doing has been having a strong effect on potential cheaters.

Players are expressing happiness to this news as this would likely mean the number of cheaters will be going down over the coming months.

Now is a good time for Respawn to crack down on this as the Season 1 Battle Pass will be releasing some time later this month.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.