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Apex Legends hacker accidentally shows his cheats throughout Twitch stream

Published: 10/Jun/2019 10:45 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 10:56

by Marcus Banks

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An Fortnite in the saturated battle royale market, beating its rival in the race to rack up 50 million players during the first month of release.

Nevertheless, Respawn Entertainment have faced a number of issues with hackers, revealing they banned over 350,000 players for exploits. Despite improvements to their anti-cheat system, it seems players are still finding ways to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents.

RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTPlayers are still finding ways to bypass Respawn’s anti-cheat system.

This was evident during a stream from EricTheUnready, who made no attempt to cover up his exploits during his live broadcast on June 10.

After launching the game, he can be seen typing into a command box, presumably enabling cheats that allow him to become almost unstoppable in-game.

He openly advertises his Twitch channel to his squad and later on in the stream, one of his teammates informs him that his ‘ESP’ is visible on stream – adding weight to the argument that he is cheating.

ESP stands for Extra Sensory Perception and gives the hacker information that he wouldn’t know otherwise. In this case, the streamer is able see enemy characters clearly through walls. 

Potentially realizing his errors, the streamer admitted that he will have to delete his VOD as his hacks are clearly visible to the audience throughout. Yet, left them available for all to see until June 11. 

The video has been taken down on his Twitch channel, and while the streamer has come under fire from other player’s in the game’s online community, who have reported his account, he is yet to be banned. 

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Recently, another Apex Legends streamer bjerrehusdk was accused of aimbotting after hitting some ridiculous shots, and his Twitch channel was suspended shortly after.

It is not yet known whether his hacks were the reason for the ban, but if so, EricTheUnready could suffer a similar fate soon. 

Last updated on June 11, 2019 at 6:55am (EST). 

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.