Twitch Streamer ‘Tfue’ Is Getting Stream Sniped by Cheaters in Apex Legends
Popular Twitch streamer, Turner Ellis ‘Tfue’ Tenney found himself getting stream sniped by cheaters multiple times in a livestream. He recently transitioned from Fortnite to Apex Legends, and since his arrival, he has been targeted by stream snipers who get into his games and kill him with cheats. While Warzone streamers have been flocking to Apex Legends due to cheaters, Apex Legends also suffers from the problem which is mostly isolated to higher ranks. Tfue and other popular streamers tend to get stream sniped, and it has left him frustrated.
Apex Legends' stream sniping problem is not new
Apex Legends has features like Anonymous Mode and Streamer Mode but they do not help if potential stream snipers are able to watch players queue and are able to get into their matches. Some streamers tend to hide their game when queuing to avoid getting stream sniped. Tfue is one of the biggest creators on Twitch and he gets sniped very frequently. He shared his recent experience on Twitter and received some feedback from the community. Tfue revealed that he got stream sniped by hackers on two consecutive days.
Cloud9 coach, Jamison “PVPX” Moore replied in a joking manner , “You're officially Welcomed to the Apex community. Enjoy your stay.” He followed up by talking about how much work Respawn’s Connor “Hideouts” Ford has been doing to keep hackers at bay.
Most pro players and streamers will reach out to Hideouts on stream if they run into a cheater in their lobbies and it leads to an instant suspension upon verification. PVPX revealed that there is a new Respawn employee for the Asia region as well, whose addition should help with the cheater problem.
If players run into any cheaters, reaching out to @RSPN_Hideouts on Twitter with proof will lead to the cheater getting banned if proven guilty. However, while the game has features like Anonymous Mode and Streamer Mode, it can be very difficult to keep stream snipers in check. Players are able to figure out which servers streamers are playing on through networking and are able to grief them in-game with or without the use of cheats.