Speed-hacking is one of the more deadly cheating methods in Apex Legends, and the reaction that popular Twitch streamers TrainwrecksTV, Asmongold, and Nmplol, had when they came across it was exactly as you’d expect.
With Apex Legends barely over a month only, it comes as no major surprise that it’s still full of glitches, exploits, and hacks that threaten the integrity of the game.
While many of these exploits are relatively harmless, a few can definitely be categorized as game-breaking, such as the very powerful speed hack.
This hack allows players to move and run around at a much faster speed than normal, which offers them the advantage of being able to get to places much quicker and, perhaps more importantly, be very hard to shoot at.
An example of this hack in action can be seen in the video clip below, which comes from one of Nmplol’s recent Apex streams.
It’s not hard to see why the trio of streamers would be as shocked as they were when the came across a player using this speed hack.
As the player zoomed around at an extremely high speed, Asmongold summed up the situation perfectly: “What are we fighting, Sonic the Hedgehog? What the fuck is this?”
“Ok this game’s done,” said Nmplol. “This game is officially H1Z1 now boys. Everyone say goodbye to this game! It’s over. Once the speed-hackers have it, the game’s done.”
Old school battle royale players will see this comment as a severe insult to Apex Legends, as H1Z1 was notoriously known for its more-than-a-fair share of hackers.
Of course, the onus is on Respawn Entertainment to help clean up Apex Legends as soon as possibly, as the comparisons being drawn with H1Z1 should send the alarm bells ringing.
As far as cheaters go, the developers have made some progress as they’ve announced that an in-game reporting system is coming soon to make reporting cheaters a lot easier.
However, that is merely a small step in the grand scheme of things, and if Apex Legends is to truly flourish as a battle royale powerhouse, then Respawn have a lot of work in front of them.