Apex Legends devs finally respond to major ALGS hacking incident

Apex Legends devs finally respond to major ALGS hacking incident
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Written by 

Alex Garton


20th Mar 2024 16:55

Apex Legends' recent ALGS hacking incident resulted in one of the most bizarre and wild matches in esports history, with two competitors being forcefully granted aimbots and wallhacks.

The two pros affected were DarkZero's Noyan "Genburten" Ozkos and TSM's Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen. Following this security breach, the NA Regional Finals were postponed until further notice.

Since then, Apex Legends anti-cheat provider EAC has released a statement, but there's been nothing from Respawn, until now.

Respawn release statement addressing ALGS hacking incident

Taking to Twitter on March 20, 2024, Respawn finally addressed the ALGS incident, making it clear it has "paused the competition to address the issue immediately."

The devs also vowed that "game and player security are our highest priorities" and they're looking into how this breach could have occurred.

Respawn's team have already "deployed the first of a layered series of updates to protect the Apex Legends community," which will be music to the ears of countless fans.

While this isn't an explanation of what happened, it's a solid start, although it's very clear the community want an exact answer about how the security was breached.

Apex Legends fans praise devs for "transparent" communication

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Although the case has certainly not been solved just yet, the communication from the developers has been appreciated by players.

After such a serious breach, a lot of the community wondered how long it would take Respawn to address the situation, so it's certainly a positive step in the right direction.

"After listening to piratesoftware and how important fog of war is when dealing with this, this is a huge W and W security team," said one user, with another saying "Glad we finally got some communication."

Ultimately though, questions need to be answered and Respawn will not feel safe resuming the ALGS until it's completely sure that its security is foolproof.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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