Apex Legends Is Being Hacked By Hackers Who Are Frustrated With Titanfall Hackers [Update]
Update (7/3/21) – As of 7:16pm PT, Respawn has confirmed that matchmaking in Apex Legends has been restored and a fix has been put in place to stop the hacked playlists. Furthermore, it has “determined that this attack—while disruptive—has not put players’ personal information or accounts at risk.”
While the attack may be over for the moment, the ramifications of its damage are still being felt in the Titanfall community, and TF Remnant Fleet – the “biggest original Titanfall 1 community” – may be feeling the worst of it.
TF Remnant Fleet, alongside members from the NoSkill Titanfall Modding Discord, created SaveTitanfall.com to inform others of these ongoing Titanfall 1 attacks. What they didn’t realize was that it would soon put them in the crosshairs of the community they are trying to help.
When the hacks began and directed Apex Legends players to SaveTitanfall.com, many assumed that the website was created by those responsible. According to RedShield, the admin of the Discord Server TF Remnant Fleet, this is not the case.
“I would like the Apex Legends’ community, on behalf of the TF Remnant Fleet and the Titanfall community, that we stand with you,” RedShield said in a statement to IGN. “We are not behind the recent attacks and have no control over them, and that’s something that we know the pain of very well. We empathize with you, and hope that things can return to normalcy soon. At the very least, even if Titanfall doesn’t get fixed, we hope that Apex Legends can be, as I know that’s a game that far more people cherish just as much as we cherish our game.”
RedShield believes that the attacks were either from someone intending to make TF Remnant Fleet look bad by linking to SaveTitanfall.com, or that it was a protest from a good-intentioned group that was aiming to raise awareness but didn’t expect the amount of backlash that occurred. Considering the hacked message was updated to say the group wasn’t affiliated with SaveTitanfall.com, RedShield is leaning towards the latter.
Either way, these attacks have impacted many more than just Apex Legends players, as many passionate Titanfall 1 players are now in damage control mode trying to clear their names after being unjustly linked to the hacks.
“These people from the Apex community have caused MAJOR damage,” A modder from TF Remnant Fleet said in a statement to IGN. “Not only to this server, but to people I care about and love. I had to nuke a server because of community updates and controversy starting in my server.”
Original story follows.
A group of hackers has begun hacking Apex Legends following frustration at the current hacking and server problems players are facing in the original Titanfall.
As reported by Kotaku, certain Apex Legends players on PC are noticing hacked in-game playlists and notifications that features text that is both complaining about the hacking situation in Titanfall and advertising SaveTitanfall.com, a website that is claiming EA and Respawn – the company behind both these games – is not doing enough to keep 2014’s Titanfall safe from attacks.
Visitors to SaveTitanfall.com are greeted by a message explaining the situation alongside links to help others learn about the current state of these problems.
“Titanfall is a beloved franchise by many, and hacker issues have been at rise,” the aforementioned message reads. “The Titanfall community has been begging Respawn to fix this issue for over three years, but to no avail. Today the game is still being sold, while being completely unplayable. It’s time we speak up.”
These hacked messages in Apex Legends don’t appear to be happening to everyone, and the majority of the screenshots and clips of the hack are from PC. The biggest problem is that these affected players aren’t even able to join other playlists outside of the problematic ones.
Apex Legends News on Twitter was one of the first to report the issue, and it shared a screenshot of the hacked playlist in question.
This also follows Titanfall 1 & 2 suffering from DDOS attacks, which has added to the frustration to those still looking to play these games.
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