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Respawn responds to “Save Titanfall” Apex Legends attacks

Respawn's Director of Communications, Ryan Rigney, isn't happy.

Respawn’s Director of Communications Ryan Rigney has lashed out at hackers who attacked Apex Legends over last weekend as part of a “Save Titanfall” campaign.

Rigney took to a Twitter thread to detail his unhappiness and disappointment.

“Nobody wants to hear devs complain when DDoS attacks are still a problem we haven’t solved,” be began, sharing an article that pointed out all the hackers likely did was force the developer to work over a USA national holiday period.

“I was holding my newborn nephew when I found out about the Apex hack,” he continued. “Had to hand him back, go work, and miss out on a day with family.”

Rigney went on to point out that Respawn has acknowledged DDoS issues plaguing Titanfall and reinforced that the developer is trying to combat the attacks.

“The team has never stopped working on DDoS solutions, and anti-cheat is just a never-ending war of whack-a-mole,” Rigney said.

“On the DDoS front, we WILL solve this. When we do, I promise you it won’t be because hackers ‘made us aware’ by ruining a holiday. They achieved nothing of value.”

What do you make of Rigney’s reaction?

Apex Legends and Titanfall are both available across PC and console.


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