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Apex Legends player banned after abusing bug while streaming

by Brad Norton

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Streaming on Apex Legends player was recently banned after having publicly demonstrated the use of a new exploit made possible in the latest update.

When Season Three of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was released on October 1, a slew of new content was introduced. Along with the new additions came an assortment of fresh bugs.

One up and coming streamer was recently met with an untimely ban after the Battle Royale community caught onto his antics.

Abusing an age-old exploit, Twitch streamer ‘d4arkpsych0’ was banned from Apex Legends in the middle of a broadcast due to his cheating ways.

In the latest version of the competitive Battle Royale title, utilizing ‘Alt+F4’ to close the game instantly, does not result in any penalty on the ranked ladder. With certain matches not going in his favour, the exploit has led the streamer in focus to leave his games early in order to avoid losses on his overall record. 

With numerous instances of the exploit displayed throughout his since-deleted broadcasts, the streamer was met with a ban in the middle of a match. 

Raising his hands in surprise and repeatedly yelling “what,” he appeared befuddled that his own exploitative actions were the cause of his account being denied further access to the game.  

Put on blast by Apex Legends professional Jack ‘WACKO’ Middleton, multiple clips can be viewed that highlight the streamer quitting out of the game to avoid racking up losses.

Additionally, fellow Apex pro Markus ‘Fjeldern’ Fjeld drew attention to a moment throughout the broadcast where the streamer opened his emails in search of an email explaining his ban. “Looks like he’s been signing up to get some cheats also,” the Battle Royale pro exposed.

With a tremendous reporting system in place, this streamer isn’t the first Apex player to be banned mid-match. 

Recently, a player utilizing an aimbot was booted from the servers in the middle of a match almost immediately after having been reported.