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Apex Legends hacked on 4th of July in protest to Titanfall hackers

Published: 15:44, 05 July 2021
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Titanfall franchise has fallen on hard times after hackers decided to keep it hostage and the ripples of the effect can be felt in Apex Legends as other hackers are seeking help for the games.

Fighting fire with fire took an almost literal meaning with Respawn Entertainment games on July 4, 2021. It was during the US Independence Day that hackers started shelling out messages and preventing Apex Legends players from entering the queue again. 

While the queue stoppage was a major issue for the players, it was the message itself that took the cake. It appears that neither the message or the queue issue were on Respawn's end - someone hacked Apex Legends in order to do both. The message was trying to raise awareness about the impossible state of Titanfall multiplayer and we are not exaggerating when we say "impossible".

Namely, the multiplayer of Titanfall, and more recently Titanfall 2, has been held hostage by hackers who wouldn't even let regular players into matches. In other words, the product that is still actively sold by EA can't even offer the functionality players pay for. There are numerous questions about the legality of such business practices but the problem persisted for a long time, as you can learn from the video below, which explains the issue in a broader manner with the necessary details to understand the weight of the situation.

Anyway, Respawn reacted to the Apex Legends problems pretty quickly and resolved it completely after a few hours , which is quite impressive and sad at the same time. The developers who had to come in and deal with the problem were most likely interrupted on their day off since it was both a Sunday and USA's Independence Day.

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