FNATIC player Vengeful was recently streaming Apex Legends when his squad ran into a rogue who had clearly purchased the premium pack. Most notably, Revengeful was playing on console and the cheater was playing on PC (you can tell the platform in Apex from a small icon on the death screen).
The clip is below, but essentially Revengeful and squad were playing Predator mode in King’s Canyon. The streamer and his squad are absolutely frozen by the super accurate fire of a player named ‘[Joba] SlxghtR owns you <3'. Seasoned Apex-ers quickly realize that this player is using an aimbot and who knows what else to run around like some sort of AI monster and dominate the other players in the lobby.
Found a PC cheater that failed pred console lobbies.. #ApexLegends pic.twitter.com/sBPaKacwrJMay 8, 2022
I’ve come across complaints of PC cheaters being able to access console games from Apex, but this is the first time I’ve seen footage of this. Of course this is deeply wrong, the player was banned shortly after this broadcast, and we hope Respawn will figure out how to stop these shenanigans. It’s also profoundly funny to watch, and even more bolstered by the guy with the French accent who keeps saying things like ‘what the fuck bro’ as we watch the super-cheat annihilate all the competition.
The cheating software being used here means that the player using it is basically able to take out opponents from a distance with tremendous precision by landing no-scopes repeatedly. “Oh my god bro, he’s just beaming bro,” adds Revengeful at one point.
Since launch, Apex Legends has been dogged by cheaters, though Respawn is just as dogged in fighting them. Three years after launch, the game remains shiny, if occasionally a little brokenand the latest major update introduces Newcastle, a shielded Robocop that, to my surprise, does not have the name of the city of Newcastle.