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Revenant’s ultimate causing serious hitbox issues in Apex Legends

Published: 6/Feb/2020 10:42

by David Purcell


Revenant’s introduction to Apex Legends in Season 4 was met with tremendous fanfare, although players are starting to see some serious issues with the character. 

Just a day after fans spotted than the new legend wasn’t appearing down some sniper scopes – as well as Bangalore – it has since been discovered that its Death Totem could be used as a potential exploit as well.

The Death Totem, for those who aren’t aware, gives players something of a second chance when playing in the Apex Games. Once it’s dropped and you have interacted with it, you can’t be killed, but rather return to the Totem after reaching minimum health.

Revenant in Apex Legends
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Revenant’s Death Totem can actually be used as a shield in Apex Legends, because of a hitbox bug.

While the original purpose of the ultimate is certainly to protect players, it’s fair to say that another capability its has shouldn’t be in the game, as a Reddit user realized that just standing near it impacts hitboxes.

Each legend in Apex has a different sized hitbox, with Crypto having the biggest at 44 square cm and Wraith having the smallest at 33 square cm.

However, the hitbox of the Totem itself extends beyond the visible parts of it, meaning players can stand behind it and not take damage even though they’re in plain sight. It also blocks bullets if you’re trying to stand near it, too.

This means, essentially, that the Totem itself can be used as cover and makes it harder for enemies to fire at you. Check it out in kalimbor‘s clip below, posted to the Apex Legends subreddit on February 5.

Wrong Hitbox – Ult Revenant from apexlegends

During the redditor’s demonstration, they show that bullets fired at a small area near the Death Totem won’t actually do damage – whether that’s from the player standing near it or an enemy firing at it from elsewhere.

This means that Revenant’s ultimate can actually be used as a shield for cover, not only for the legend but for its teammates as well, which doesn’t appear to be in the description of its abilities.

There was actually some debate in the thread of this video, with some members of the game’s online community claiming it’s not actually as big an issue as some are making out.

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Revenant’s Death Totem has been compared to Caustic’s Gas Trap by some players.

One user said: “This is kinda a non-issue in my mind. I mean, when are you going to be putting the totem in plain sight or so close to cover where this makes a difference? Sure they should fix it but if they left it in it wouldn’t matter either.”

Another posted: “Hitbox issues are one of the most important issues in an FPS game. Anything that interferes with aiming, movement, or hitboxes/geometry should be top priorities.”

Some argued that Caustic has a similar type of cover with his trap, although other players claim it’s much harder to destroy one of those traps – especially when it’s deploying gas – whereas Revenant’s Death Totem can be destroyed by shooting it fairly easily.

Whether or not this will be something Respawn Entertainment look at in the near future remains to be seen, but in the meantime you can guarantee Revenant players will be making the most out of this hitbox issue in battles.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun


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.