Since the season 9 of Apex Legends began a few months ago, the free-to-play battle royale has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. But, as with any popular competitive game, more general attention has also attracted more potential pitfalls. The recent influx of nefarious players and DDoS attacks has become so disruptive to Apex that it affects the development of a rather large planned feature: cross-progression.
According to Apex Legends gaming director Chad Grenier, work on cross-progression has slowed as a direct result of Apex and Titanfall's recent problems with hackers. To answer in a tweet seeking an update on cross-progression, Grenier said: "In development, although recent Apex and TF hackers have slowed the progress of it as we change context to solve problems. of live games ".
Cross-progression has been one of Apex's most anticipated features since the cross-game was introduced last year. Players were excited to learn that they wouldn’t have to repurchase all the legends and cosmetics on their account to comfortably switch platforms, but the wait has been long.
In development, although recent hackers on Apex and TF have slowed its progress as we change context to solve live gaming problems.July 10, 2021
Even before the recent rise of scams, Grenier has been open about the difficulties of adding the feature. In February, Grenier they told the players which is "certainly harder to add cross-progression to a game that takes two years off." Sure it sounds like a decent challenge: Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege are two other FPS that received crossover games years after release, but haven’t yet achieved crossover progression.
Cheats and DDoS attacks have become a bigger problem on Apex in the end, and Respawn has pledged to crack down on rule-breakers more strongly. One of the problems Grenier's tweet refers to is, I imagine, the hijacking of the Apex Legends main menu on July 4th. Over the holiday weekend, hackers were able to take control of the game's playlist feature to protest the Titanfall server pirates and display the message: "SAVETITANFALL.COM, TF1 is being attacked as well. Apex ".
Respawn communications director Ryan Rigney later said the hackers "got nothing of value" by attacking Apex and pointing out problems the studio was already working to fix on Titanfall.
Given that there are only “one or two” people working on Titanfall’s server issues, it looks like all hands are on deck to retrieve Apex Legends with all their might. In June, Respawn security analyst Conor Ford dit more than 30 DDoS attackers were banned in one day. "We care and we're as frustrated as the players."
The DDoS situation is being addressed as we speak for our own @ricklesauceur. It's not the easiest solution in the world, but big steps are being taken to fix it. Meanwhile, 31 abusers have been banned in the shadows. We worry and are as frustrated as the players.June 1, 2021