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.
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.
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.