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Apex Legends item exploit makes grenades completely useless

Published: 20/Jul/2020 15:06

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a strange bug that lets them completely avoid damage from a grenade or Arc Star even though they still explode. 

Just like during any other Apex Legends season, fans of the battle royale have been uncovering a number of bugs and issues throughout season five. Some have been pretty minor while others have made ultimate abilities useless, prevented players from looting, and even let them hide under the map.

However, a new problem seems to be rearing its head, as players have found a way to completely nullify grenades.

Some had tested out the problem by throwing backpacks on top of a live grenade, and Arc Star, before it exploded, but YouTuber Ottr has taken things one step further with his experiment. 

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The new bug makes grenades completely useless.

In his July 19 video, the Apex Legends content creator noted that players had uncovered the grenade issue previously but that he wanted to try it out for himself.

While in the firing range training mode, he showcased that when a grenade lands near a player, they can simply drop any item on top of it, and even though the grenade will explode, it will not deal any damage.

That’s right, you can drop anything from a normal backpack to a first aid kit, to gold body armor, and blue helmets on top of the explosive to avoid taking damage. 

Why is this the case? Well, the YouTuber noted that it seems like if you can obscure the line of sight of the grenade, it can’t deal damage. 

While you’d have to think quickly on your feet during a game to be able to prevent taking damage, it’s something that could become an issue.

Whether or not Respawn are aware of the problem and looking to sort it out is unknown as, at the time of writing, it has not appeared on their Trello board of known issues. We’ll just have to wait and see if they decide to do something about it.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.