Following the break out of the news that TitanFall 2 has been compromised, everyone rushed towards uninstalling the game. The news broke when players on Discord communities and Steam forums urged players to uninstall TitanFall 2. Moreover, the posts urged users to delete their game files. In addition, the TitanFall 2 game files are said to have been hacked through a bug.
The said bug allows for a “local code execution from Respawn’s server” and reportedly affects both PCs and Consoles that have TitanFall 2 installed. The TitanFall 2 hack comes months after rumors of server issues, including denials regarding server attacks.
The news spread fast enough that many players began uninstalling the game. Meanwhile, Respawn has already started investigating the issue. However, in response to the massive reports regarding the TitanFall 2 compromise, Respawn says it doesn’t think anything is worrying. Still, some could abuse the situation of crashing games in between until a fix for the TitanFall 2 compromise can be deployed.
Respawn’s take on ‘TitanFall 2’s compromise’
Earlier today, Respawn posted an update on the situation via their Twitter handle. This is what the devs had to say, “We’re still investigating this issue, but our engineers believe that we’re dealing with a simple exploit that can be used to crash games. We do not believe there are any more serious risks to affected players or their machines.”
While taking a deeper look at the situation, user Blueghost explained the ‘TitanFall 2 compromise’ situation. According to the user, the issue is about the size cap on usernames on temporary files. When the username of the person who invited you is larger than the size cap, it starts to overwrite it on other files. Once it gets out of that size cap, your computer starts treating it as an executable code, which can edit other files on your computer.
Meanwhile, Respawn’s director of comms, Ryan Rigney, referred to the claims as “bullshit.” Adding that, “Today I learned about Brandolini’s law: The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it.”