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Apex Legends streamer stunned by the true extent of in-game hacking

Published: 7/Mar/2020 19:27

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends streamer was bewildered to find a squad of hackers who used basically every cheat available on their way to a Champion screen.

Typically hackers try to at least conceal their cheats so they don’t get outright banned, but streamer ‘AndySlaps’ couldn’t believe what he was seeing while spectating a hacking team – but he was even more surprised that they weren’t banned.

After seeing what the hackers were doing, the streamer decided to shadow the player while “casting” their game to truly capture the absurdity of the gameplay unfolding before him.

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The cheater was taking Gibraltar to another level of dominance with a plethora of hacks.

Throughout multiple moments in the clip, AndySlaps couldn’t believe how the cheats escalated to include speed hacking, ultimate cooldown resets, aim cheats, and instant shield batteries – just to name a few.

“This guy is literally ice-skating,” AndySlaps said before switching over to full-on commentator mode. “You know what, I think this guy is legit, and he’s so good, I’m even going to cast this game.”

It was a mystery to see the hacker’s account in the same lobby as AndySlaps at all since the streamer achieved the Apex Predator rank and the cheater is only Bronze four.

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But the satirical banter of the streamer-turned-caster showed how ‘impressed’ he was of the hacker’s “raw and incredible skills.”

The Apex community was equally astonished, and the laughs turned into calls of help from Respawn to come in with a fix to the hacker problem in the game.

“This is the craziest thing I have ever seen in Masters/Predator Queue,” AdamSlaps said. “So I logged off and my friend continued to queue. He said he ran into another 7-8 People using whatever insane client was used in the first clip… I hope someone at Respawn sees this and can help in some way.”

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The hacker would get their Ultimate up in no time at all while speeding across World’s Edge.

The battle royale has had a long history with hackers, but more players have been reporting “a massive influx of cheaters that seem to have popped up in the past 48 hours,” according to the streamer.

Whether it was a new type of hack or a vulnerability in the Apex Legends backend, the community will look forward to a fix from Respawn to keep the cheaters in check.

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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.