An unhappy Titanfall player or, a group of players, not clear as yet, has hacked their way into Apex Legends game code in order to appeal the developer Respawn Entertainment to address the hacking and cheating issues in the original Titanfall game.
Various reports from players across the globe are making their way online showing screenshots about how the game is completely unplayable as the hackers replaced the Apex Legend’s server playlist with a text that says “SAVETITANFALL.COM, TF1 is being attacked so is Apex”. These players also received an “Mmportant Message” in-game which reads “Visit and repost savetitanfall.com”
This attack initially started off with PC players, but certain users took to on Reddit to show that console players as well as Switch players are getting affected by this.
On the mentioned website savetitanfall.com, the heading “Lets save Titanfall” the following statement is mentioned “Titanfall is a beloved franchise by many, and hacker issues have been at rise. The Titanfall community has been begging Respawn to fix this issue for over three years, but to no avail. Today this game is still being sold, while being completely unplayable. It’s time we speak up.”
Breaking: It appears a hacker is taking over Apex playlists with a message about ‘Saving Titanfall’. pic.twitter.com/XpMzfRNQZB
— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) July 4, 2021
Respawn recently made announcements on working and fixing the cheating issues that have been a part of Apex Legends for a while now. Though just around the time, an Apex Legends professional player Chris “sweetdreams” Sexton tweeted “We are so done with it, it’s to the point where we literally DO NOT know what to do, we just sit around month over month and nothing changes and it’s demoralizing. Please take initiative and #SaveApexRanked, before it’s too late.”
Though this isn’t the first time that Respawn and Apex Legends are hit with some sort of hacking problems, earlier Apex Legends was victim to DDoS attacks and Respawn are currently working on a fix to solve the problem.
The team is continuing to investigate the issue.
We’ll provide hourly updates here until a fix is deployed and the problem resolved.
— Respawn (@Respawn) July 4, 2021