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Hackers Are Booting Apex Legends Streamers Out of Their Accounts

Abhimannu Das
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Respawn will need to crack down on hackers or else some of the biggest Apex Legends streamers will continue to get targeted.
The hacker problem in Apex Legends has come and gone on numerous occasions.
ImperialHal, ShivFPS, and HisWattson are just some of the streamers who have been actively targeted by hackers over the years.

Apex Legends has had a bumpy ride when it comes to cheaters and hackers. From speed hacks to server crashes, unscrupulous players have found ways to ruin the experience for others over the years. Last year we had Shivam “ShivFPS” Patel getting locked out of his account and no matter how many new accounts he would get, they would all get shut down. The issue was put to an end eventually but it looks like other streamers and pro players are being targeted like before, rendering their accounts inaccessible.

ImperialHal and HisWattson are being targeted

Philip “ImperialHal” Dosen, pro player at TSM, was subject to the attacks by hackers who were able to get into his account. During a recent livestream, he was getting kicked out of his account and eventually had to shut down his stream as he was unable to play the game for long without suffering from account breaches.

FURIA’s Jabob “HisWattson” McMillin also suffered from the same issue recently and was unable to play the game. He got dragged into a controversy after he reached out to a hacker who was allegedly breaking into his account. The community was unhappy with HisWattson’s decision to collude with a hacker. HisWattson later admitted that he did so to get the hacker to confess that he was the one breaking into player accounts.

Eric “Snip3down” Wrona felt that it was wrong of HisWattson to reach out to the hacker. He said on Twitter, “I mean… going out of your way to reach out to a known cheater, asking him to help you to “mutually benefit” by fueling your dislike towards EA and a specific member of their team specifically to flame them publicly is 100% out of pocket. Good luck with this one.”

Accounts were also hacked into in the past and used for boosting by cheaters. It led to a problem where genuine players had their accounts compromised and lost access to cosmetics they paid for. Stolen accounts being misused can lead to unfair bans via the anti-cheat leading to players being upset.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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