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Game-breaking Apex Legends smoke exploit has been discovered

Published: 28/Feb/2019 1:36 Updated: 28/Feb/2019 2:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Another major exploit has been discovered in Apex Legends that immediately classifies under the category of “game-breaking.”

This new exploit allows players to essentially remove the smoke effect from their own game coding and thus allowing them to see through smoke in-game as if it wasn’t even there.

Smoke is, of course, an important aspect of the Bangalore’s Tactical Ability ‘Smoke Launcher,’ which allows the Legend to fire grenades that release a plume of thick, gray smoke that cannot be seen through.

This smoke can be used both offensively and defensively, as players can take advantage of the visual cover to escape or change position, or they can shoot through the smoke if they have the rare Digital Threat optical sight on one of their weapons. 

The scary part about this glitch is that it is very easy to activate; all players have to do is go into the Apex Legends game files in their computer and manipulate them so that the particle effect of the smoke gets disabled.

Once this is done, the next time the game is launched, smoke will no longer appear on the player’s screen as the game’s coding will no longer render the effect. 

A demonstration of this exploit, a long with the step-by-step process of how to activate it, can be seen in the video below, courtesy of former Overwatch pro player Mendokusaii.

It’s important to note that Mendo’s purpose in publishing this video is not to teach players how to take advantage of this exploit, but rather to raise awareness so that Respawn Entertainment will work to remove it from the game.

In his video, Mendo explains how these types of commands that are input into the game files are usually “cheat protected,” meaning they can’t be used when playing online, but it appears that Respawn may have overlooked this specific one.

He does point out that the glitch has one drawback, which is that it also removes bullet trails from the game, so players can no longer effectively tell from which direction they’re getting shot at. 

The presence of this exploit is certainly alarming, and it joins the list of other game-breaking glitches in Apex Legends, such as the one that allows knocked players to continue using their weapons.

Until Respawn fixes these issues, and work harder at filtering out cheaters, the integrity of the game will continue to be compromised, and a solid and successful esports scene will remain out of the question. 

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.