Apex Legends May Have Been Hacked – Here’s Respawn’s Reaction!

After the recent hacking incident at the Apex Legends Global Series, Respawn released an official statement to reassure fans.

 

 

Respawn has finally released an update after the recent Apex Legends hacking incident. The latest edition of the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) North American Regional Finals has been discontinued. Because hackers made their way to the competition. With no comment from the studio at the time, many AL players expressed concern about the game’s potential vulnerability. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for Respawn to issue an official statement addressing the security concerns.

Hacking is nothing new in the gaming industry, especially when it comes to popular live service games.

Since its launch in 2019, Apex Legends has been plagued by numerous cheating and hacking issues. Last year, in one of the company’s notable banning waves, Respawn banned more than 3,000 cheaters from ranked matches.

The hacking incident at the Apex Legends tournament raised immediate security questions. For example, that the hack was probably an Anti-Cheat vulnerability. However, Epic Games clarified that no such problem was found. This was followed by Respawn’s own update on the state of the game. In a statement, the company stated that it suspended the competition immediately after the problem came to light. Respawn also said its team has deployed “the first part of a multi-tiered series of updates” to ensure the game’s security. It is not yet known what the specifics are. But this indicates that the developers are preparing with additional security measures.

 

Battling Apex Legends hackers and beyond

 

Unfortunately, this is not the only problem for the Titanfall 2 studio. It was recently announced that AL has been hit with redundancies as part of EA’s 670 downsizing. The latter affected several studios. A few weeks ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned that the company was looking for “more game modes” in Apex Legends.

Also, the focus is on increasing popularity in untapped markets in 2024 and beyond. Either way, it’s unclear how the layoff will affect the game’s future.

That’s not to say it’s all bad news for gamers. In addition to the upcoming Star Wars strategy game, Respawn is also said to be working on a new Titanfall-based title. Fans have long been clamouring for a sequel to the cult classic Titanfall 2, despite the studio’s continued reluctance to comment on the possibility of a Titanfall 3. It may still be a while before Respawn gives an official glimpse of its next project. But AL’s continued development efforts promise to keep fan interest alive.

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