Anti Recoil and Aim Assist are among the most popular strikepack mods being used in Apex Legends, cheating the game of its fundamental in-game objectives.
With its immediate rise to success, Apex Legends is seeing an abundance of players looking for ways to improve their skills. The ongoing debate with any FPS is the use of mods to gain an advantage. What if mods are available for a controller to improve aim and fire rate? Although the Strikepack itself, is an affordable controller solution for players who enjoy paddle play, added 3rd party mods is where the problem persists.
Strikepack mods are available for some of the most popular titles on the planet. From Fortnite to CoD, players have mods at their disposal to gain a controller advantage. Apex Legends is no different as gamepacks are now available and players are flocking to use them.
What is Strikepack
Available in any major electronic retail store, the Strikepack is an add on that includes paddles. Its an affordable paddle solution that connects to any dualshock controller. Instead of purchasing a fully supported paddle controller like Scuff, the Strikepack is solely a paddle add on that is compatible with a stock controller. The most interesting part of the Strikepack is its dual mode. First a tournament mode, which allows re-mapping of any buttons. The other selection is mod mode, where players can download gamepacks to increase efficiency for a specific game.
Is the Strikepack considered cheating
The Strikepack is an excellent paddle solution. Although it does contain multiple built in mod modes like Rapid Fire, Auto Run and Quick aim, its the 3rd party game modes that cross the line. Gamepacks can be found online to enhance and offer more mods for specific games. This can include ADS assist and Anti Recoil. There is no solid evidence of players being detected or banned by using additional mods but any community will vow against any use of any sort of mods.
Why it hurts Apex Legends game fundamentals
Using gamepacks and mods with any game is somewhat cheating, but with Apex Legends it defeats the purpose of loot. The Strikepack anti recoil mod is bar far the biggest game changer. All Apex Legends players will agree the most important aspect of the game is improving ones loot. The game is built off of rarity ratings. Nothing is more important then weapon attachments. The drop-off from attachment rarity is crucial with Apex Legends. Barrel stabilizers are by far the most important attachment in Apex Legends. It’s not even fair to compare an Epic barrel Stabilized weapon versus a non attachment version of the weapon. If players did not have to loot to find attachments Apex Legends game fundamentals would be very different.
Having a mod that immediately reduces weapon recoil defeats the whole purpose of a looting system. The same holds true for CoD Blackout, where looting for better attachments is key to success. Although, additional Strikepack mods are popular with the Call of Duty franchise, players can pre-save their loadouts before a game. It’s different with Apex Legends when one must seek and find attachments in-game to improve loadouts.
For this reason, there is no doubt that gamepacks are considered cheating.
Rise in Popularity
Currently, some of the most popular Apex Legends videos and tutorials searched, are for Strikepack mods. One can judge for themselves.
Because Apex Legends is Battle Royale based, the urge to win is greater then any other type of game mode. One can be an average player and still end up on a winning team in other game modes. But when it comes to Battle Royale, no win is ever guaranteed. Players are looking for any edge they can get to improve and the use of publicly available mods are definitely rising.