WATCH: Apex Legends Season 7 Hacker Running Riot

Published 11/18/2020, 2:06 PM EST


What ruins the experience of any competitive first-person shooters like Apex Legends? The jarring latency, horrible teammates, campers, exploits, or encountering a hacker. While latency can ruin your experience entirely, losing your ELO points to hackers remains incomparable.

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Free to play titles like Apex Legends attract the most hackers

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Free to play titles like Counter-Strike, Fortnite have the most reach since newer accounts are quite easy to make. Hackers flock in droves to them, damaging the competitive integrity, along with everyone’s experience. Developers have been trying to tackle the menace for a long time now, but they have found no concrete answer so far.

Spectating a hacker in a ranked game

Apex Legends rolled out its season 7 with many positive changes to the game that fans have appreciated. The new map is outstanding, the new legend is a tad bit overpowered, but hackers are still a thing.

Ever encountered a hacker in Apex Legends? Well, if you have not, then you should definitely check out the video. It will give you an idea of what a hacker can do in the game.

In the first section of the video, you can see that the hacker does not understand how to toss a thermite grenade. Well, that’s no surprise, given hackers are usually terrible at the game they’re cheating in.

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As can be seen in the video, the hacker is just beaming at unsuspecting people and even pings out all the locations of people around him.

Running headshots, walling, calling out everyone’s location along with no recoil, the hacker shows off all the usual stuff cheats do. This one certainly has brought a full stack of hacks for the ranked game, and s/he isn’t shy of blatantly using them all. Well, good luck taking down this guy.

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Do you think the menace of cheaters will ever stop? What will it take for developers to counter this problem? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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