Player somehow manages to crash the Xbox servers to get easy kills in Apex Legends’ ranked mode

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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Image Credit: Respawn

An Apex Legends player on Xbox manages to crash the whole server to pick up easy kills in ranked mode.

Not only he cheated to get free points in ranked he also shared this clip on his own Xbox account. Reddit user halo_shot shared a clip on Reddit that showcased how this cheater was allegedly boasting about using this exact exploit on his own account. Needless to say, this made the whole Apex community mad and they banded together to find his username on Xbox and ban him from the game for good.

Although this is not the first time something like this has happened in an online multiplayer FPS game. Apparently you can use your high ping in combination with a bit of technical networking knowledge to achieve this. Basically it exploits the server in such a way that the server thinks that there is no resistance coming from the opposition.

As a result, he used this exploit to render the server useless and kill the whole lobby for free. Worst of all, he was doing this in a ranked match. Understandably the whole Apex community was now angry at this fellow.

The hunt began

After Reddit user u/halo_shot exposed this guy for using exploits to literally eliminate all of his opponents on Xbox, the Apex community began to search for his username in Xbox so that they can report this individual all at once. Apparently, after learning about his fate, this guy started to change his username on Xbox.

To make use that he actually gets banned from Apex Legends, the Reddit community started to take matters into their own hands. Soon they started to send this clip alongside his Xbox username directly to Respawn devs.

What is truly baffling is that this individual’s profile is littered with clips similar to the one featured above. Now it is only a matter of time before Respawn devs start to notice and ban his current and all future accounts for good.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.