Hackers in the popular arena shooter Apex Legends are kicking players out of their matches and sending them to different parts of the game, from maps not currently in rotation to the Firing Range, a place where players can practice their weapons and abilities.
Players of Apex Legends are reporting being transported from inside a game randomly to the Firing Range, while some players who try to access the Firing Range get sent to a map not currently in rotation. An early report comes courtesy of Twitch streamer Cammswho shared a clip of her getting teleported mid-battle to the Firing Range, while a random player tells her she got “owned.”
Reports such as Camms’ have been popping up on Twitter and Reddit from players around the world, leading to some frustration. The central factor in all of these scenarios appears to be the Firing Range map, and somehow, some malicious players have managed to weaponize it.
While we don’t know how the hack or glitch works quite yet, in all of the examples discovered the results are the same: a player gets immediately sent to the Firing Range regardless of the state of the player. They could be in-combat, flying, searching through loot boxes, whatever. Meanwhile, some players who attempt to load up the Firing Range to test weapons out can find themselves with players who aren’t on their friend’s list, on a map that isn’t supposed to be playable.
Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Apex Legends, hasn’t commented on the issue quite yet, but with the mounting number of reports coming in, it’s only a matter of time before the problem gets resolved. There is no known way to prevent it from happening, so if you plan on getting a few games in over the weekend, keep an eye out for anything unusual and be ready to send it to Respawn’s support team.
Bugs or hacks aren’t supposed to be the biggest news this week for Apex Legends. Post Malonestar-studded rapper and noted Apex Legends fan, is hosting a charity stream-a-thon over the weekend to raise money for a variety of charities.
Original reporting by The Gamer.
Written by Junior Miyai on behalf of GLHF.