Respawn is trying hard to please Apex players, from updated maps to ranked arenas, but it seems like they forgot about their other game that is currently suffering, together with the community from it. In an unusual event that screams of “hacking,” Apex Legends players are seeing mentions of “Titanfall” in the game. Particularly, the replacement of playlists to “savetitanfall.com ” and a message to visit the site after every match. Additionally, certain gameplay modes had also become unplayable as a result.
What Actually Happened and Who’s in Charge of It?
The hack appears to embody a form of hacktivism, in a bid to save another Respawn title from demise. One that seemingly boils down to the company’s neglect over the rampant hacking and cheating cases in the seminal Titanfall. Visiting savetitanfall.com, a plea from the hacktivist group can be read:
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.
An issue that seems to plague the original game for a long time now, the letter also claims:
This issue has been happening for years and Respawn is willingly pretending that they do not know about the situation.
Backing up the previous statement, the sentiment continues:
Electronic Arts, the parent company of Respawn and publisher for Titanfall 1 are aware of the situation, with countless reports to their client support and forums over the years.
Surprisingly, while the issue with Titanfall is taking place, the game continues to be sold. More astonishingly, however, is either EA or Respawn’s inaction to address the issue effectively. Whether it shows great incompetence with either the publisher or the developer or not, one thing is certain: fans are not happy about it.