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Chinese Apex Legends hackers develop insane cheat program to stop other cheaters

Published: 15/Mar/2019 1:30 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 1:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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As the issue of hacking in Apex Legends continues to get worse and worse, some Chinese players have taken it open themselves to help combat the cheaters.

Despite experiencing explosive success since its release in early-February, Apex Legends continues to face a major issue when it comes to in-game cheating.

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Despite Respawn Entertainment announcing that thousand of cheaters have gotten banned up to this point, it still continues to be a frustrating problem that many innocent players have to deal with. 

Seeing as how the developers have not been able to find a more successful solution, some Chinese players have decided to look for a fix themselves, which led them to develop a program that combats cheaters and hackers. 

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Ironically, since third-party software isn’t supposed to be used in Apex Legends, the program itself is technically also a hack, and its algorithm essentially uses cheats to stop cheaters. 

Reddit u/SilentRedBoiThis program, created by Chinese Apex Legends hackers, supposedly combats cheaters in the game.

According to Reddit user ‘SilentRedBoi,’ the image above is taken from the Chinese anti-cheat program, and each of its features offers a different counter to popular hacks that players like to use in-game.

Roughly translated, these options are:

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  • Autoaim disturb
  • Speed hack back to normal speed
  • Wallhacking cheaters only
  • Convenient reporting system by creating player info file on desktop

Abacus - Unboxing ChinaMany are asking for Respawn to region-lock Chinese players due to the enormous number of hackers.

While each of those four features are powerful in their own way, perhaps the strongest one is the fourth, which creates a file containing the cheater’s information that can be used to easily report him or her for cheating.

It’s been well documented how Apex Legends lacks a convenient in-game system to report cheaters, much like Fortnite Battle Royale, and players instead have to go through a tedious process online.

However, Respawn have confirmed that such a system will be implemented soon in-game, so that reporting feature of the anti-hack program may no longer be needed in the near future. 

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RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTRespawn are under pressure to fix the cheating issue in Apex Legends before things get too late.

While this Chinese anti-cheat program is pretty well though out, and the irony of its existence is pretty humorous, it’s not a sustainable or long-term solution by any means.

The onus is definitely on Respawn to clean up Apex Legends as effectively and soon as they can, before the integrity of the game becomes too fractured beyond repair. 

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.