xbox Series X – Titanfall Hackers Revealed to Be Behind Current Apex Legends Issues
After months of issues with DDoS attacks, players finally discover the identities of the hackers behind the attacks in Apex Legends and Titanfall.
Apex Legends is one of the most popular games on the market today. Releasing unexpectedly at the beginning of 2019 as a new spin on the battle royale genre, the game has since continued to grow by introducing a Ranked mode in Season 2 as well as an Arenas 3v3 mode in Season 9. Unfortunately, over the past few months Apex Legends along with the Titanfall series have come under numerous attacks from hackers. These attacks have rendered these games unplayable for much of their communities at times. While the developers seem to have gained control of the situation for now, it has been revealed what party was behind these attacks in the first place.
While problems with hackers have been an issue for Respawn since at least 2018 with the original Titanfall, they have ramped up in recent months, impacting the company’s more recent title Apex Legends. The issues escalated to such a height that at one point the hackers had even managed to make the battle royale unplayable for a short duration of time. During this period, the hackers used their control over the game to advertise a website supposedly made to help save Titanfall.
Confusion followed this attack with no one quite sure who was behind this extensive hack. While some accused a person known as “Jeanue,” supposedly the person responsible for hacks in the first Titanfall, it seems that a different group named “Remnant Fleet” was to blame. Recently, Discord messages sent between the users p0358, RedShield, DogeCore, and Mr Steyk have been discovered that show the group’s plan to “lockdown the servers for 48 hours” in Apex Legends. These messages related to the corresponding attack on the game that happened on July 4.
Before the news about Remnant Fleet’s identity had been uncovered, the member known as p0358 had provided a supposedly simple fix to DDoS attacks in Titanfall. Ironically, the user’s prescription to fix the game appears to be one for the very problems they created. All of these stunts done by the hacker group seems to have been in an attempt to gain the admiration of the Apex Legends and Titanfall communities and get Respawn to notice and subsequently hire them to fix the issues they caused to happen. While the administrator of Remnant Fleet claims the groups’ comments surrounding hacks on Apex Legends were taken out of context, it might be hard to convince gamers that the Discord posts weren’t part of a plan to bring down the battle royale.
While Respawn’s struggles to gain control of hackers and cheaters have been well documented, it isn’t the only company facing this problem. Interestingly, many players are now moving to Apex Legends to escape the frequent cheaters found in Call of Duty: Warzone. Even some of the top Warzone streamers such as NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman have elected to start playing more of Respawn’s battle royale until the developers behind Call of Duty manage to get things under control.
Apex Legends is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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