ImperialHal confronts 'loser' Apex Legends cheater on his team

ImperialHal confronts 'loser' Apex Legends cheater on his team
Images via TSM/Respawn Entertainment

Written by 

Alex Garton


5th Feb 2024 15:05

Cheaters in Apex Legends are a massive point of frustration for the community, especially in Ranked, where rewards and your rating are on the line.

While Respawn has an anti-cheat in place that bans the majority of bad actors, some hackers slip through the cracks and cause havoc at the highest level of play.

Well, TSM's Philip "ImperialHal" Dosen ran into one of these well-known hackers when they were put on the same team. Instead of just taking the free win, Hal decided to confront the "loser" cheater and asked why he consistently ruins the game for everyone else.

ImperialHal asks cheater why he uses third-party software

During a recent stream, ImperialHal was placed on the same team as a well-known cheater called Sy5em_Bug whom he'd run into in the previous few days during his Ranked grind. Hopping on voice with the hacker, Hal decided to confront him and asked whether he was "born a loser."

In response, the cheater at first denied that he uses third-party software, claiming his performances are all down to "skill." Eventually, the hacker admitted that he uses cheats because it's "funny," suggesting he likes frustrating his opponents and getting a reaction out of them.

Sy5em_Bug then proceeded to zoom around the map with teleports and his aimbot, insta-killing everyone in his path. This just left Hal looting death boxes and meant he could barely get into any fights, as all the enemies were dead before he could arrive.

If that wasn't enough, after the other player on Hal's team told the hacker to turn off his cheats, he even threatened to "crash the server," showing just how much power the third-party software offers.

ImperialHal says he tried to get hacker banned days ago

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As you would expect, a lot of viewers in Hal's chat called for the CEO to get the cheater banned and report him to Respawn.

However, Hal revealed that he "literally sent his name in like two days ago," and the hacker remains unpunished while still causing chaos in Ranked. He even has an account level of 122, showcasing just how long he's gone under the radar of the anti-cheat.

Just add salt to the wound, Hal queued for another match after this one and was matched against Sy5em_Bug. As you would expect, the chances of him winning that game were almost zero.

With such a blatant bad actor managing to evade a ban for so long, this is not a good look for the devs, especially with Season 20 on the horizon.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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