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Twitch streamer accused of “obviously aimbotting” in Apex Legends

Published: 6/Jun/2019 8:40 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 11:02

by Connor Bennett

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A number of Apex Legends players and Twitch viewers are fiercely debating whether one streamer is using “obvious” aim hacks during his broadcasts or not.

Apex Legends released back on February 4 to much acclaim as Respawn Entertainment took their Titanfall universe and put a battle royale spin on things. The game was an immediate success, racking up 50 million players inside the first month.

However, with such a huge player base and the game drawing massive attention on Twitch, some players have opted to hack in a bid to get a leg up. Respawn have already banned an eye-watering amount of players, but new cheats still pop up and slip under the radar.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers have found new ways to cheat whenever Respawn strikes down certain exploits.

Cheaters can regularly found with exploits like wall-hacks and aimbots, which clearly gives them a massive advantage. Twitch streamer bjerrehusdk is now being accused of joining that long list of cheaters as some viewers accused him of utilizing an exploit. 

Viewers noticed something strange about his June 4 stream, as bjerrehusdk hit long-range shots with such incredible accuracy that it would put him on par with top players like NRG’s Coby ‘dizzy’ Meadows.

It wasn’t just one instance that sent the alarm bells ringing, though. The streamer carried on his incredible accuracy during a gunfight in the Bridge Valley area – tracking players movements with pinpoint precision.

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As clips of evidence began to pile up against the streamer, he responded with thinly veiled sarcasm when one viewer asked him to share his hack: “I can’t give you the name of my hack, sorry guys.” 

He added: “I’m not sharing,” before a voice in the background, perhaps one of his in-game teammates, jokingly offered to share their hack with players.

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Redditors debate cheating or not cheating

Some members of the LivestreamFails subreddit, which amasses clips from Twitch, accused the streamer of “obviously aimbotting” when the highlights came to their attention. One Redditor made a plea to the livestreaming platform, commenting: “Hey twitch staff! We know you lurk this sub. Ban this obvious cheater.”

Another poster, beliving the player was hacking, questioned why streamers choose to stream with hacks. “Why would he stream that? What is the thought process?” they added. 

However, it wasn’t all negative for the streamer as some commenters jumped to his defense. User intoss kicked off a long paragraph of support by posting: “I came into this clip expecting blatant cheats, but honestly after watching and rewatching plenty of times, it just looks like a good player.”

Another poster, /u/TehICii, added to the defensive stance, stating: “Came here to say exactly this. This guy is not “obviously” aimbotting,” before explaining that they’ve hit similar shots despite not being a “good player.”

Will bjerrehusdk be banned from Twitch or Apex Legends?

As of writing on June 6, bjerrehusdk’s Twitch channel remains active. Hacking on stream is against Twitch’s terms of use, so if the platform investigates the matter and deems the streamer guilty of aimbotting, he will likely face a lengthy suspension.

However, with no concrete evidence to suggest that the player is anything less than a skilled aimer, it seems unlikely that his channel will face any bans, temporary or permanent, for the time being.

Respawn are constantly detecting new cheats so anyone that is hacking runs the risk of having their Apex Legends account shut down.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Rampart buff coming in Season 7

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:53 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 12:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rampart has been a little underwhelming since joining the Apex Legends roster, but she’s in for a nice buff in the Season 7 update and fans have been trying to guess what it might include.

Apex Legends introduced Rampart back in Season 6, and although she seemed enticing at first, she quickly fell out of favor.

Players voiced their concerns on social media, describing her as ‘weak’ and ‘broken.’ “Am I tripping or is she seriously weak?” said a player in a Reddit thread. “She is one of the worst in the game,” said another.

Of course, it’s not all whining and complaining. One player took it a step further and tried to pinpoint exactly what he thought the problem was. “Her accuracy on the turret is broken,” he said. The list goes on, and on, and on. Most of the criticism seems to revolve around her ultimate. The consensus is that while her minigun makes her powerful, it leaves her vulnerable.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart was added to the Apex Legends roster in Season 6.

Rampart buff confirmed

As a discussion took place over what players can expect in the October 22 update, a user on Reddit said they would “love to hear about Rampart’s buff.” They also wanted to know about potential Mirage changes.

Respawn game designer Daniel Klien, who focuses on Legend changes, responded, saying, “Both of those are in! Keep an eye out for the patch notes; I don’t wanna spoil stuff before.”

Apex Legends comment on reddit about Rampart buffs

Nobody knows exactly what the buff will entail, but it’s fair to say that players would be open to just about anything at this point. Some of the suggestions have been great, so it’s possible that one or more of them will come to fruition.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart might be weak now, but she won’t be for much longer.

Potential Rampart buffs?

It’s erupted into quite a discussion, and players have bounced around ideas on how she can be improved.

Some suggested she should be able to hold her minigun like a heavy weapon but with a small movement penalty. That way, she’d be less vulnerable and it would fix the issue.

Others thought that would be a bit much and potentially make her overpowered. Instead, they think she should be able to pick up and drop the minigun at will. 

Either way, Apex Legends players have made it pretty clear that Rampart needs a buff. Thankfully, their prayers have been answered.

Apex Legends Season 7 is set to begin on November 10!