Apex Legends players have expressed concern over the rise of “kidnap” hacks that steal streamers and other fans from games and take them to the shooting range.
Just like many of its other battle royale rivals, Apex Legends has had a ton of headaches over the last few years stemming from cheats and hacking.
Respawn Entertainment has been trying to crack down on hackers with constant waves of lockdowns – and they’ve also just teased some upgrades to their anti-cheat system – but things have gone beyond the typical aimbots and wallhacks lately.
In recent days there has been a proliferation of hackers being able to take players right out of their match and put them on the shooting range all by themselves – leading some fans to dub this a “kidnap” hack. Of course, this worries some players.
Apex Legends fans concerned about hackers ‘hijacking’ players
As mentioned, the kidnap hack is exactly what it sounds like. In a minute you’ll be engaged in an intense firefight with enemies, and then you’ll be sent to a loading screen before being taken to the shooting range.
While streamers and high-level players have been the primary targets so far, it can happen to anyone, and that’s got fans pretty spooked. “Pretty crazy hack. They actually triggered a level load on a remote client. This should better be patched as soon as possible. What’s next? Malware injection?” asked Redditor Mobani.
“I’ve stopped playing Apex because of the bugs, but just the fact that it’s even possible makes me retire permanently,” added another. “Dude if we see CoD injection shit in the theater I lose my shit,” commented another.
Some have suggested the hacks have caused Respawn to lose “almost all control” of their own game and the battle royale could go the way of Titanfall 2 – which was previously taken by hackers.
It remains to be seen if the developers can fix this exploit before it spreads widely and ruins the experience for everyone, not just the unlucky few.
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