The Titanfall 2 community is uneasy over the talks of a game bug that may compromise their personal information. Players say that the client has an exploit that allows hackers to gain access to their computers.
After being aware of the attack, Respawn claims that player data are safe and there’s no threat to their PCs.
“Our engineers believe that we’re dealing with a simple exploit that can be used to crash games.”
Respawn’s response (September 8 at 9:57 pm CT)
According to one user, the cause of the vulnerability is a “malformed lobby invite” sent to members of the Advocate Network, Titanfall 2‘s default network, to crash their games with a buffer overflow. These overflows “have the potential to lead to arbitrary code execution,” the user also wrote.
DirectXeon, the community member, urged players to “please uninstall the game and do not launch it. Respawn’s probed for almost 24 hours straight. They eventually described it as a “game-crashing exploit” and introduced an update to address it.
“We are aware of reports of a security vulnerability affecting Titanfall 2 and are investigating,” they said. “We do not believe there are any more serious risks.”
No reports of players affected by the “hack” at the time of writing. Hackers might potentially exploit the breach over time, however, Respawn concluded and announced that they found no evidence of any “serious vulnerabilities.” They ensured the players to “keep an eye out for further issues,” but asserted that the case was more or less closed for the time being.
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