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Shroud confronts Apex Legends hacker to find out why he cheats

Published: 20/May/2019 10:47 Updated: 20/May/2019 11:13

by Matt Porter


Michael ‘Apex Legends player about why he cheats.

Thanks to his time as a professional CS:GO player, there are few streamers on Twitch who could go toe-to-toe with shroud on a first-person shooter, as his incredible aim and impressive mechanical skills see him dominate any game he plays.

On May 19 though, it was the streamer who found himself being crushed by an opponent, leading to an interesting in-game conversation between shroud and the apparent hacker.

Respawn EntertainmentShroud found himself in a match with an aimbotter, and wanted to find out why he cheats.

Shroud encounters a hacker on Apex Legends

While playing Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale title, shroud ran into an enemy player, who immediately took the former CS:GO pro down, giving him no chance in the firefight.

“This guy owns,” a bewildered shroud told his audience. “He just destroyed me, Jesus Christ. Is that guy cheating? Yup. I was wondering why I got owned so hard.”

Shroud continued to watch the hacker, as he took down another team with ease, with the streamer musing that the cheater had a “vendetta against streamers” due to his in-game username, ‘ImaTTVCringeKid.’

What confused shroud the most was why he chose to cheat, with the Canadian explaining to his chat: “The sad part isn’t that he’s cheating, the sad part is that he’s actually not bad at the game, and he’s cheating.

“This guy could actually have a good time playing the game normally, but instead he’s just aimbotting. He has good movement – his movement’s pretty fucking good – if he just played normally he could do pretty well.”

Shroud interviews Apex Legends cheater

Realizing that shroud was watching his gameplay, the cheater alerted the Twitch streamer that he was watching his broadcast, prompting him to start an impromptu interview with the hacker.

“Why do you cheat?” asked shroud, telling him to draw his answer by shooting bullets into the wall, causing the player to start carving the letters “IDK” into the rockface. “‘I don’t know.’ Okay. So you don’t know why you cheat. Listen man, your gameplay is actually not bad. You could probably feel much better about yourself killing these dudes [by] playing normally.”

Shroud had one final question for the hacker, enquiring as to what age he was. The streamer and his audience watched intently as he moved his weapon to create the shape of “25” with his reticle.

The former CS:GO pro concluded: “Okay, you’re 25 years old. That’s all I needed to know. He’s a 25 year old child. There’s no way he’s 25, that’s a lie. There’s no way a 25 year old would act like that.”

While Apex Legends had a relatively bug-and-hacker-free start to life, the game has become overrun by issues and players who use programs to give themselves an advantage over other players.

While Respawn Entertainment continue to ban players who are caught cheating, more seem to spring up all the time, either unworried or unaware of the possibility of getting banned from the game entirely by the developers.

With hackers continuing to appear in Apex Legends, it seems extremely unlikely that this is the last time the human aimbot will encounter his virtual counterpart.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.