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Dr Disrespect calls on Apex Legends devs to fix major hacking problems

Published: 6/Mar/2019 0:24 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 0:36

by Alan Bernal


Twitch streamer Apex Legends hackers infesting the game, and called on Respawn Entertainment and EA to do something about it.

Apex Legends’ popularity skyrocketed the game to over 50 million players in less than two months. Unfortunately, cases of hackers among the player base have only increased since the game’s February 4 release.

Dr Disrespect just booted up a match with his squad when an engagement in the Hydro Dam saw them pinched between two players that instantly lasered all three members of the team.

Seems like Apex Legends has been a playground for hackers to cause mayhem.

After the Doc and his team were wiped out by players that seemed to be hacking, the Two-time issued an alert to EA and Respawn Entertainment about the critical state their shooter is in right now.

“It’s getting worse and worse,” Dr Disrespect said about the amount of hackers in the game. “I got to send an alert out right now. ALERT Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, creators of Madden, alert alert alert: Your hackers are thriving in your brand new Apex Legends game right now. It’s a virus, we got to shut em down. Alert.”

Many people in the Doc’s Twitch Chat immediately sided with the Doc in pleading for the developers to issue some sort of fix.

Numerous streamers have captured blatant instances of hacking or aimbotting. But with no anti-cheat system in place, it seems like hackers could get cozy in Apex for a while.

Hackers have gotten pretty out of hand in Apex Legends, and it’ll be interesting to see how soon Respawn can implement effective preventative measures.

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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


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.