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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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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.