Respawn investigating fresh wave of DDoS attacks on Titanfall games

The Titanfall games seem to be experiencing problems with DDoS attacks – again – and Respawn has announced it’s investigating the latest wave.

Over the past few days players have taken to social media to report more DDoS attacks on both Titanfall and Titanfall 2, resulting in both regular players and content creators being booted from servers (or unable to connect at all). This time the attacks seem particularly severe, as Titanfall 2 streamers have said they are being “blacklisted” by the hacker so that their games are automatically hit when they join, making their main accounts unusable.

As explained in a video by Titanfall 2 streamer Astraeus, there’s a suggestion this isn’t a regular DDoS attack where a hacker overloads a server with requests, but that the perpetrator has found a way to manipulate the game’s code and disconnect players using this method. Nobody seems sure how the hacker is doing it, but the end result is that legitimate players are being disconnected from servers.

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  • 21 May 2021 12:14:00 +0100