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Clever Apex Legends trick with Wattson creates invisible trap

Published: 14/Mar/2020 11:16

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has uncovered a pretty neat spot where Wattson’s electric fence trap can become invisible but still work as normal. 

With the start of each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment has added a new legend, Season one gave us Octane, and the offensive legend was followed up by Wattson in season two. 

Though the Static Defender quickly became a part of the game’s meta, she has given way to other, more powerful legends in the newer seasons. However, plenty of fans still opt to use her as their main character – and for anyone who does, there’s a way to make the electric fence trap invisible and rather deadly. 

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Wattson’s electric fence trap can be pretty deadly to enemies.

The helpful tip was posted to the Apex Legends subreddit by user AsymmetricSquid, who pointed out that Wattson’s trap can interact with the huge doors at Harvester in a unique manner. 

In the Redditor’s video, they showcased how, when the pylons for the fence at placed in-line with the door and the door is then closed, it will cut out the electric circuit temporarily  – making it invisible, while also producing no warning sound. 

However, if you open the door up again, the trap springs back into action and works just as normal, seemingly giving players a pretty big shock as they run into the unexpected electric fence. 

I found a great spot to fence up for Wattson. They won’t hear or see it coming. from apexlegends

Of course, the tip for the fence is pretty situational and requires you to be at the Harvester while also having enough time to line everything up. With the location being such a hot spot for activity, who knows when you’d have the time to get it together. 

There’s also the possibility that players who are not in danger of being affected by the trap, say in the middle circle of the Harvester, could disable the pylon and save everyone else from trouble.

But, after all, it is a pretty neat trick and one that we could see players attempting to pull off in-game soon. After all, who knows what other doors can help the trap become invisible.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.