Did apex legends get hacked?
Apex Legends has officially been hacked in an effort to bring attention to Titanfall's hacker situation. Modes are currently locked and a prompt to a save Titanfall website is plastered everywhere. I do not recommend visiting any of these links for security purposes. staycationApex Legends is Hacked...
05 July, 2021 - 07:28am
Wattson is a defensive Legend with a slower playstyle, well-suited to defending chokepoints and smaller interior areas with her Perimeter Security Fences. Apex Legends recently added some fixes to Wattson, making her a more viable choice for players, but it has not revealed what's under her hood. One fan took it upon themselves to draw what she might be concealing under that tight-fitting garment, and the result is memorable to say the least.
Redditor stevenotson took a piece of Wattson's official art, removed her hood, and added in an almost completely bald head. The only scraps of hair she has in this image are her fluffy blonde bangs, which look jarringly out of place on her otherwise smooth skull. While Wattson's bangs are visible in her official art, the lack of any other hair poking out of her gear makes this theory seem plausible. She may not be quite as terrifying as this fan-made Loba skin concept, but fans appear to find this no-hood Wattson design deeply unsettling.
Posters have responded to the edit with overwhelming negativity. Some comments have demanded that stevenotson delete the image, while others compare it to the contents of r/cursedimages, a subreddit notorious for collecting disturbing images. Several fans have come to a consensus that it would be better if Wattson was entirely bald, or even if those bangs were actually just very thick eyebrows. One poster even created their own edits to show Wattson completely bald or wearing her bangs as a mustache. Those images might still look a bit out of place in an Apex Legends anime intro, but fans appear to find them less objectionable than the original no-hood Wattson edit.
Despite the generally negative reception, a few users seem to be interested in seeing more of this concept, with one even asking when a no-hood Wattson skin will be available. Perhaps now that Respawn is making changes to stop Apex Legends cheaters, mischievous fans may wish to take their energy somewhere else. Creating a no-hood Wattson skin could be a more playful use of their creativity, despite what other fans may think.
Apex Legends is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
05 July, 2021 - 07:28am
Hackers are protesting Titanfall hacks by… hacking Apex Legends.
Apex Legends has had a bit of rough weekend. The game’s various playlists have been taken over by hackers, who removed their official descriptions and replaced it with messages urging players to “save Titanfall”.
The hacked messages were initially limited to PC, but later spread to PlayStation and Xbox, according to Alpha Intel. The messages also advertised a website – SaveTitanfall.com, though hackers say they’re not affiliated with the website.
When this happens, hacked playlists become inaccessible, preventing most from playing Apex Legends. This was particularly frustrating in the US because of the Fourth of July long weekend.
The issue hackers are trying to amplify has been affecting both Titanfall games for months. Titanfall games have been under constant DDoS attacks. Though these problems make the games’ multiplayer unplayable, they’re even more catastrophic in the case of Titanfall 1, whose “single-player” campaign requires an internet connection to be played.
Players affected by the hack are unable to queue for any other game mode.
The website accuses EA of "fraud" for selling Titanfall while it's "unplayable."
— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) July 4, 2021
The site in question pleads with EA to solve the issue once and for all, or stop selling Titanfall to new players. Some of these DDoS problems did spill over to Apex Legends, but they’re usually taken care of more swiftly. The delay of the fix for Respawn’s legacy titles has some complicated reasons behind it, so it’s not something that could be easily fixed, seemingly.
Respawn has since responded on Twitter, initially saying that it’s investigating the hack. Following hourly updates, the developer confirmed that Apex Legends’ matchmaking is back to normal, and that everyone can once again enjoy the game.
We’ve confirmed that matchmaking has been restored. We’re keeping an eye on things but believe the issue to be resolved.
— Respawn (@Respawn) July 5, 2021
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04 July, 2021 - 02:19pm
Most players play Apex Legends for its battle royale game mode, but Respawn Entertainment has been rolling out several spin-off game modes as well. Most recently, the game introduced Apex Legends Arenas, a round-based 3v3 mode designed for a much smaller map. The mode was a great success, and left players wishing for more.
Video out tomorrow on the purpose of these strange "Parking" pads that have appeared on the top left quadrant of the map. pic.twitter.com/BIDkOZaAaC
Reputable Apex Legends leaker Shrugtal revealed to the community that after the 9.1 update, Respawn implemented code in the game for a new game mode called "Capture." The mode is designed for a section of the Olympus map, and is meant to be a team-based game mode similar to Call of Duty's Domination.
Respawn has not confirmed officially whether the leak is accurate, or when Capture will be arriving. Players should always take leaks with a grain of salt, because game modes can be heavily adjusted or abandoned before release. Nevertheless, the Capture leak is a good sign that Respawn is looking to expand on alternative game modes.