“Apex Legends” was taken over by hackers for several hours. This is because they believe that the developer Respawn should pay more attention to another game.
The developer Respawn has a good laugh. His battle royal shooter “Apex Legends” is a complete success and is played by 100,000 gamers. The e-sports series is just as successful and that doesn’t suit everyone. Hackers took control of “Apex Legends” for several hours on Monday. Their goal: to attract more attention to “Titanfall”.
You couldn’t start a game in Apex Legends anymore. The hackers used the button to start the game with the text savetitanfall.com exchanged. Ironically, the hackers want to generate attention for the game “Titanfall”, also developed by Respawn, which has been suffering from hacker attacks for some time.
DDoS attacks make “Titanfall” unplayable
The shooter “Titanfall” released in 2014 is still very popular in the gaming community. Unfortunately, the game has been suffering from DDoS attacks for a long time. Such attacks by hackers make the game incredibly slow. There are delays online that make the game unplayable. Developer Respawn is aware of the problems with “Titanfall”, and a statement was published in April stating that they were working on the problem.
But nothing happened, maybe also because they didn’t earn any more money with the game “Titanfall”. Not like with the battle-royal shooter “Apex Legends”. This is one of the most successful offshoots of its genre and flushes massive amounts of money into the coffers of both developer Respawn and publisher Electronic Arts.
Completely to the resentment of the fans of “Titanfall”.
Nobody wants to hear devs complain when DDoS attacks are still a problem we haven’t solved. But this article is right.— Ryan K. Rigney (@RKRigney) July 6, 2021
I was holding my newborn nephew when I found out about the Apex hack. Had to hand him back, go work, and miss out on a day with family.https://t.co/i3sZkrZ760
Respawn media spokesman Ryan K. Rigney writes on Twitter: “The problem is not awareness. It is that DDoS attacks in particular are simply a difficult problem to solve. Really difficult. ” Respawn is working on a solution for “Titanfall” and hopes that the hacker attacks on their games will stop with it.