Barely a week after the #SaveApexRanked trended on Twitter, Apex Legends went down in flames as hackers took down its servers in a plea to save another Respawn Entertainment title — Titanfall — from cheaters.
Titanfall, a futuristic first-person shooter where the team-based battle royale was inspired, has also been hounded by cheaters similar to Apex Legends.
It maintained a loyal playerbase throughout the years despite Respawn’s seemingly lack of action in getting rid of hackers.
Like Apex, aimbots and distributed denial-of-service attacks are rampant in Titanfall. Apex players logged into the game unknowingly unable to play the game and saw a limited-time mode on their screen which directed them to the savetitanfall.com website when clicked.
“Titanfall is a beloved franchise by many, and hacker issues have been at rise,” the website wrote.
“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.”
“Titanfall 1 is currently unplayable on PC due to hackers using exploits that prevent players from being able to play the game. This issue has been happening for years and Respawn is willingly pretending that they do not know about the situation.”
The disgruntled Titanfall community had also hit Respawn Entertainment about the fact that the developer has continued to sell the title even after it has become “unplayable” due to the cheaters that plague the game.
“To this day, Titanfall 1 is still on sale at Origin, and more recently at Steam, even though it is unplayable. Respawn, the developers, have been contacted about this matter numerous times in many ways,” it said.
“Even when the developers have been directly contacted, as soon as the topic of the Titanfall 1 problem is brought up, they stop replying. 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.”
Apex Legends players — most notably pros, streamers and content creators — have recently voiced out their concerns over the game’s “unplayable” state in ranked games because of rampant cheating.