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Hackers Take Over Apex Legends Playlist To "Save Titanfall"

Players are receiving an 'important message' after their matches to save Titanfall from hackers.

By Kyle Knight

July 4, 2021

It’s not often that you get friendly hackers in video games, where their sole purpose is to help others out. But it looks like Apex Legends is experiencing just that at the moment, as playlists have been taken over as an effort to save Titanfall.

Many fans likely won’t be aware that Titanfall, Respawn Entertainments previous first-person shooter title, is practically unplayable due to hackers. So, in order to spread awareness about the situation, hackers have taken the fight to Respawn Entertainment.

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Hackers Takeover Apex Legends

UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment have resolved the issue and players should no longer be affected by the hackers.

Although the Apex Legends hackers mean no harm to users, it is affecting players from queuing in other playlists. The hackers have taken over Apex Legends in order to save Titanfall, Respawn Entertainments previous first-person shooter from 2014.

Titanfall is reportedly unplayable as hackers have made it impossible to join any form of multiplayer mode. Almost every player that owns Titanfall on PC will likely be greeted with the error message “No severs found”.

It appears that some die-hard Titanfall fans have had enough of the game being unplayable, and have taken a stand against Respawn Entertainments lack of acknowledgement towards the issue.

As seen in the tweet below, courtesy of YungLucianOG, players who have been affected by the hack are only able to queue for a limited-time mode called “SaveTitanfall.com”.

After completing a match of Apex Legends, it appears that an ‘Important Message’ appears on the screen. This message informs players to “Visit and repost savetitanfall.com”.

The website in question is legitimate and simply informs users of the current situation with Titanfall. According to the website, “Titanfall 1 is currently unplayable on PC due to hacker(s) using exploits that prevents 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.”

Apex Legends‘ hackers go on to point out that Titanfall is still purchasable, but not playable. Stating that the title “does not work as advertised”.

According to alphaINTEL on Twitter, it appears that the situation is now affecting those on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. It has also been reported that a new message from the hackers states that they are not affiliated with those who run the save Titanfall website.

Respawn Entertainment have since acknowledged the ongoing situation. The developers took to Twitter to make the following statement:

“We are aware of and actively investigating issues impacting [Apex Legends] playlists that are preventing players from getting into matches.”

Hopefully this issue shouldn’t last much longer. For now, we recommend avoiding Apex Legends until the issue is resolved by the developers.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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