TitanFall 2 Servers Hacked, Respawn Sent 2 People to Fix It
To say that there’s a lot of love for the Titanfall series is an understatement. It’s one of the best FPS multiplayer games in a long while, opting for fast, concise action while still feeling fresh compared to Call of Duty and Battlefield, and it even has managed to hold up despite being a few years old at this point.
However, it seems that Titanfall 2 is in a bit of trouble, as the game has been hit with a slew of DDoS attacks, rendering the multiplayer of the game unplayable. While this could spell the end the online components of Titanfall 2, it’s not the end, according to Respawn, as it seems that they’re working on fixing the hacked servers.
Respawn Has “Not Abandoned” Titanfall
In a recent livestream, community manager Jason Garza addressed the concerns about the state of the two Titanfall games, stating, “You’re not abandoned.” He mentioned that fixing the issues with Titanfall is like “a game of whack-a-mole,” and that while he could continue to say that Respawn is working on the issues, “you can only hear that so many times before it becomes useless.” They definitely are working on it though, “Because now it’s a different type of game with these people who DDOS and stuff like that, and blacklist and things like that, so we can’t telegraph our moves, we can’t say what we’re doing. All I can say is we’re working on it.”
However, what he said next continued the concerns of fans, as he pointed out that while the rest of Respawn is hard at work making more content for the popular battle royale, Apex Legends, with only at most two people working on fixing the issues with Titanfall 1 and 2.
The main gripe many fans have with the way Respawn has treated their beloved series lies in the fact that Titanfall is still being sold, although the game is ruined to the point it’s impossible to get into a single match. This came to a boiling point where Respawn was forced to address the Titanfall 2 issues after someone hacked into the servers for Apex Legends and changed the text to direct the player to savetitanfall.com, a website dedicated to saving the Titanfall series.
One of the excerpts from the website describes the frustration with Respawn’s handling of the issue, noting that, “Selling a game that does not work as advertised (not being able to play in this case) without fixing the different issues and ignoring their customers is an act of fraud. It leaves no doubt that Respawn is actively ignoring this subject. Respawn and Electronic Arts have the resources to fix these issues, yet they don’t, knowingly continuing to sell a game that does not work as advertised, and doesn’t work at all. Every year Respawn is celebrating each Titanfall 1 anniversary, thanking customers for their support. Nowhere on the Origin or Steam store listings does it say that the game is unplayable, and from the reviews, you can see that many people met the same fate of buying an unplayable game.”
Now that Titanfall 2 is starting to fall to the same fate as its previous entry, Respawn has to do something about it. However, only having two employees working on the issue at a time may not be the way to go, and one comment left by Liamggbb123 on the livestream speaks volumes about the path the company is going down.
“Here’s what I see. I see a single hacker wreaking havoc and destroying the experience for thousands of players on 2 of your titles. I see a development studio with a multi-million dollar publisher behind them that seems to be ok with a single person destroying the experience on those 2 titles. This hacker is not going to stop at Titanfall 2. He is going to move to Apex eventually. I just hope you guys are ready for that.”