Apex Legends

No. 1 PlayStation Apex Legends Predator Accused of Bronze Lobbying

The top Apex Legends predator player on PlayStation has been well-documented by others for exploiting a lobby glitch to gain RP.
The top Apex Legends predator player on PlayStation has been well-documented by others for exploiting a lobby glitch to gain RP. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

At a time when cheating in video games appears to be at an all-time high, especially in the battle royale genre, it seems Apex Legends is clearly no exception.

On July 28, an Apex Legends player by the alias of Amphhy tweeted at a Respawn Entertainment dev to expose the No.1 Apex Predator on PlayStation at the moment, iQTelekinesis, for exploiting a bronze lobby exploit. The glitch in question allows high-level players to matchup with much lower ELO players, allowing them to bully the inexperienced competition, pad out their K/D/As, and rack up the RP.

The tweet also added three YouTube links, including a playlist of five videos capturing iQTelekinesis seemingly getting caught in the act.

In the clips, the Apex Predator in question—made very clear by the bright red Predator badges on their player card—can be seen looking like the final boss of a single-player game as they go around the lobby leaving a path of death and despair without breaking a sweat.

Additionally, Apex Predators have an exclusive dive trail, making them clear as day to spot when players drop onto the map.

Sh-t is crazy because finishing or hitting No.1 is a huge achievement, and in some cases is life changing through streaming, and to have something like this cheated is something we cannot ignore.

Amphhy

Amphhy's tweet has garnered a great response from others in the Apex Legends community with 823 likes, 285 retweets, 114 quote tweets and 99 responses at the time of writing calling for Respawn to take action. Additionally, the story made its way to the r/ApexLegends subreddit, where plenty of other players weren't surprised to see something like this happen.

The cheating allegations have since been heard by Respawn's Conor Ford, who replied saying that they are looking into it now.

For more on Apex Legends, feel free to check out our coverage of the Legend changes and Ranked Arenas playlist dropping Aug. 3 with the release of Emergence.