Check out the clip below and ask your self -- would this qualify as cheating in Apex Legends?
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The result is the ability to "turn off" smoke effects in
Normally, this type of file manipulation would be protected by some sort of cheat protection, but it doesn't seem like that is the case in Apex Legends. In the video above, Mendokusaii shows how easy it is to create such a toggle and the strategic advantages are obvious. Opponents will see the smoke and have their sight inhibited while file edit'ed player won't.
Fortunately, there are some downsides
There is no ranked mode yet so perhaps fixing this exploit isn't at the very top of Respawn's priority list, as news of this exploit is about a week old. However, in the patch notes thread posted within the Apex Legends subReddit, Respawn community manager JayFresh did say that they "will be addressing" the exploit:
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