Apex Legends Got Hacked: What Happened With the Players During Matches?

Apex Legends is very popular — there are more than 100 million unique players in the entire world, with more than 300.000 people playing on Steam. But the Titanfall game impacts Apex Legends, as players get notifications from people that hack the game with a “Save Titanfall” message.

Respawn Entertainment stated on Twitter that they know about this problem: We are aware of and actively investigating issues impacting @PlayApex playlists that are preventing players from getting into matches.” These attacks are not a threat to players or to their personal information, and the team behind the game managed to find a solution to fix it.

Who got affected by the hackings?

For hours and hours, the message would appear, and when players were affected, they couldn’t join new games. This also happened when Apex was hosting a special event, making players get back to the original versions of two of their most popular maps, including Skulltown.

The messages appeared for players on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. When the match was over, a message appeared with a “Save Titanfall” website. After Respawn stated they solved the problem, everything got back to normal.

Is history repeating itself?

Whoever launched this attack did it because of some similar issues that have affected the Titanfall games in the past. At some point, players were kicked out of the gaming sessions on PC, and then, racists messages would appear on the screen, making the game unplayable. This issue took place back in 2019.

It seems that hacking is a great problem for many franchises from EA, but since the company wants to provide more than 750 million in net bookings for its 2022 financial year, we think they will solve these problems once and for all.

William Reid
A science writer through and through, William Reid’s first starting working on offline local newspapers. An obsessive fascination with all things science/health blossomed from a hobby into a career. Before hopping over to Optic Flux, William worked as a freelancer for many online tech publications including ScienceWorld, JoyStiq and Digg. William serves as our lead science and health reporter.