Apex Legends Player Stops Teammate from Boosting In-Game
When it comes to online gaming there’s one thing all players can unanimously agree on when it comes down to it: cheating is bad. While the majority of gamers online all agree with this statement, there are a few players out there who have decided to go against the grain to make themselves the best of the best, even if it means that they’re taking the fun out of the game for others.
This is the most common in games like Warzone, with cheating inside of the shooter being rampant to the point that players are leaving the game, forcing Activision to start looking into the problem. However, it’s a little too late, as the issue has been steadily increasing. Now cheaters are moving over to another free-to-play battle royale title is Apex Legends, the game made by Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment. While there’s not a lot of sightings of aimbots and other high-tier cheating in the game, there are some ways that people manage to game the system without the need for other programs pulling the weight.
Apex Player Tries to Boost in Front of Teammate
Enter the Reddit user u/rryyxn. This player was playing a game of Apex Legends with some random players when one of them tells them to not shoot an incoming Pathfinder. Wanting to see what all the fuss is about, the player obliges and asks why they’re not supposed to shoot them. The random player responds that they’re trying to grind 4k damage on the character.
This is called “boosting,” and it’s been done in other games besides Apex Legends for the longest time, mostly by console players. The concept of boosting dates back to the days of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2. The idea is that players will join games with one another on the opposite team. If this manages to happen, the players will then group up, and spend the match not completing objectives or participating in the game, but hide in a discreet part of the map to shoot one another to gain XP or complete camos. One of the medals in Apex Legends is to deal 4,000 damage to a single character while playing as another. While the challenge could be considered too much to grind for casual players, the way that the two players in the video posted on Reddit have decided that they’re going to boost is with both of the players being in different squads.
Whether or not the player is using a cheat engine or boosting, it’s still considered cheating, and this takes the fun out of the game for other players. u/rryyxn knows this, and when his Apex Legends temmate and their opponent started boosting right in front of him, he decided to take matters into his own hands and shoot the Pathfinder, putting the boosting to a stop.
u/rryyxn posted this incident onto the game’s Reddit page and was met with overwhelming support in his favor. Many other players mentioned that they would’ve done the same thing in his situation. One user by the name of u/Royce_e said, “since when did grind mean cheat? Glad he didn’t put up with it.” Another user replied to this comment talking about how the game’s rules don’t allow for teaming up outside of the teams in the game. This is to prevent groups of six or more fight against solo groups in an effort to win against one another.
The developers of the game reached out to the player to let them know that they’ve made note of the players in the game, as well as applauding the original poster for doing the right thing.
In the end, it’s safe to say that cheaters never prosper. If a player is caught cheating by the developer, they’ll be swiftly banned and unable to play the game, and while free to play titles may ban the user, causing the cheater to open another account to continue their cheating, eventually, they’ll be IP banned and unable to play the game on their device.