Apex Legends Update Removes Twitch Prime Bonuses Obtained Through Exploit On PC
Cheaters never prosper.
Respawn has released a new patch for its free battle royale game, Apex Legends. This update only applies to the PC version and fixes an exploit that allowed players to obtain the Apex Legends Twitch Prime Pack without a Prime membership.
Like other Twitch Prime freebies, the aforementioned Apex Legends pack is only intended for those who have Amazon Prime. It contains five Apex Packs--Legends' equivalent of loot boxes--as well as the exclusive Omega Point skin for the lovable robot Pathfinder, but players were able to get it by modifying the advanced launch options in Origin.
"With this update, the Omega Point Pathfinder skin will be removed from any accounts that obtained it using the exploit," Respawn said. It's unclear if the Apex Packs that were also acquired through the exploit will likewise be removed.
If you do have Prime but still haven't claimed the free Apex Legends pack, you can do so by clicking on the crown-shaped Prime Loot icon on Twitch's website. The pack is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but you can only redeem it once, and only on the first platform you log into with your linked EA Account. You can read more in the FAQ.
Apex Legends surprise launched earlier this month and has quickly proven to be a hit, surpassing 25 million players in its first week. It's also received positive reviews. GameSpot gave it a 9/10 in our Apex Legends review and called it a "competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses."
If you're new to Apex Legends, be sure to check out GameSpot's guides roundup for helpful tips and strategies for each of the game's playable Legends. Respawn has also said it is looking into complaints about the game's hitboxes.
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