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Game-breaking Apex Legends exploit lets you see through walls

Published: 8/Sep/2019 10:19

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have discovered an exploit that essentially gives you a wallhack – provided you can ping the location of an enemy and have a digital threat scope to hand.

Players have flocked to Respawn Entertainment’s take on the battle royale genre as they look for something that isn’t Fortnite or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

While the game has proven to be immensely popular since releasing in February, it isn’t without its faults – as players regularly uncover bugs and glitch that range from game-breaking to small annoyances. However, another issue has been found that will give players a wallhack-like ability. 

Respawn EntertainmentApex has proven to be a hugely popular battle royale title.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Lord_Spinkingham pointed out that pinging a structure with enemies on and then using a digital threat scope to locate them will let you see players through walls. 

The Redditor showcased this by showing off a gunfight between themselves and players upon a supply ship. As the video showed, Lord_Spinkingham was able to see players that had been using boxes for cover – and was even able to look through their own cover to see a perfect outline of where the enemies stood. 

So pingable structures and objects that give it an outline you can see through the map + Thermal scopes = ESP, ability to see players through walls. Kind of broken, might wanna fix that Cap! from r/apexlegends

While plenty of bugs can be a one-off instance, another poster chimed in on the video to explain that they’ve been able to pull off the same tactic with other weapons at other locations.

“Yeah, I noticed this with a rock in a match earlier, with a PK [Peacekeeper] though,” added Reddit user TorranceS33.

Members of the Apex Legends developer team are active in the subreddit, as they regularly provide updates on bugs and other issues, but it’s unknown if they have been made aware of this latest problem. 

Once it does come to their attention, though, it likely won’t take long for a fix to be in place considering that a wallhack-lite will give anyone that opts to use a massive advantage over their opponents.

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Apex Legends clamps down on teamers ruining ranked play

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 2:03

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have banned top-ranked Apex Legends players on Xbox who were found ‘teaming’ in the competitive playlist, extending the devs’ hard-line approach to cheaters.

Teamers have been prevalent in Apex since the game’s launch. While the war against cheaters has been ongoing, Respawn have shown they’re not afraid to swing the ban hammer once reports start to get out of hand.

For the people who have poured hundreds of hours into the battle royale to reach some of the highest echelons of the Rank ladder, the devs won’t think twice about banning you if you’re caught obstructing Apex’s competitive integrity.

Respawn security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford has been slamming cheaters of all types with hardware bans, among others, and let over a dozen players know they had their last day on their respective Apex accounts.

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Teamers in Apex Legends have been a problem since before Season 1.

“To the 14 Xbox players who were teaming in high-level Ranked, I hope your time off is more fulfilling and well spent than what you were doing in Apex lol,” Hideouts said.

For those unaware, teaming is the simple act of coordinating with people outside of your squad. While there isn’t any third-party software or extra application in use that cheat detection would pick up, it’s still highly against the framework of a battle royale.

People have teamed since the start of the game to complete challenges, unlock prestigious rewards, and secure incredibly easy wins to add to their record.

If there was ever a doubt that teaming with your friends would result in a ban, Hideouts and co. spare no bans if they get a report with evidence to the infraction.

As Season 7 ramps up through its holiday festivities, Respawn have been really keen on cleaning up the game from every kind of cheater under the sun.

Whether you’re trying to be slick and get away with some light cheating or broadcasting your errant ways on Twitch, the Apex devs have a pretty solid record of tracking down people violating the rules.

As long as Apex Legends has cheaters, the devs will continue to be active in community threads and direct Cheater Report channels to sift out the bad actors.