Respawn Entertainment’s Chief Communications Officer Ryan Rigney stated that the hackers who hacked Apex Legends did nothing with their actions. Before the incident, the developers already knew about the problem of DDoS attacks in some of the studio’s games, but this situation just forced them to go to work on Sunday.
Ryan Rigney, Director of Communications, Respawn:
Nobody wants to hear complaints from developers when DDoS attacks are still a problem that we haven’t solved. I was holding onto my newborn nephew when I found out about the Apex hack. I had to give it back, go to work and skip a day with my family. Additionally, Sunday’s attack was linked to a Titanfall issue awareness campaign. But it’s not about awareness, but about the fact that DDoS attacks are a difficult situation for developers. Very difficult. Our team has never stopped working on DDoS solutions, and anti-cheat is just a never-ending war. As far as DDoS attacks are concerned, we will address this issue. I promise you that this will not happen because the hackers “let us know” by ruining the holiday. They did not achieve anything significant.
On the evening of July 4th, Apex Legends introduced a new model, “Savetitanfall.com”, which blocked access to match search. On the specified site, unknown persons posted an open letter urging to deal with Titanfall’s problems – since 2019, the game has been subjected to non-stop DDoS attacks, due to which users cannot play on the official servers.