Crystal Dynamics has issued a warning against the broadcast of the Marvel Avengers game, as it appears that the Patch 1.8.0 released today makes the PlayStation 5 version of the game reveal the player's IP addresses to viewers.
Shortly after the patch was released, Crystal Dynamics said it was investigating a problem that caused "a floating text string" to appear on players' screens. Nearly an hour later, the studio asked users to "refrain from streaming for now if you have this problem."
Refrain from real-time playback if you have this problem. We will update when this issue is resolved.June 22, 2021
Crystal Dynamics did not specify what the text in question, but several Twitter users: they were IP addresses belonging to streamers. Needless to say, they were not happy about it. Forbes confirmed the claims that Marvel's Avengers actually displays IP addresses at the bottom of players' screens.
Floating text string. You're kidding, right? They are IP addresses of the villages. Come on.June 22, 2021
"Text string" pic.twitter.com/3hTpLCXRs1June 22, 2021
"Floating text strings" pic.twitter.com/2mdE3oYMt4June 22, 2021
IT'S THE IP ADDRESS! KEEP TRYING TO DOWNLOAD SHIT: PEOPLE ARE LIVE NOW NOW AND YOU REFUSE TO BE AN ACCOUNTANT TO ADMIT WHAT IT IS AND TELL PEOPLE TO STOP. NUMBER ROPE !? YOU ARE SERIOUS PLAYER https://t.co/NGsIiAn9hoJune 22, 2021
Disclosing IP addresses is a serious violation of privacy. As we said in this VPN user guide, your PC's IP address "is a fingerprint that identifies you on the Internet." IP addresses can be used to target DDoS attacks or even to track physical location, a potentially serious problem at a time when streamers regularly face threats and swattings.
A couple of hours after the initial tweet, Crystal Dynamics confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers is exposing personal information, including IP addresses, but clarified that it only appears to be occurring in the PlayStation 5 version of the game. A solution is expected tomorrow.
We are currently testing a solution to the issue of personal information, including the IP address and username of the player, which will be displayed on the PS5 screen and we plan to roll out a review tomorrow around 8am.June 22, 2021
We tried Marvel's Avengers on Steam and didn't find the problem, so you should be safe if you're playing on your computer, though with great caution, you may want to check it out if you decide to play. on line. be sure. I have contacted Crystal Dynamics for more information on the issue and will update if I receive a response.