Respawn respond to bug affecting PlayStation versions of ‘Apex Legends’
An issue with Apex Legends is causing players to lose progress on PlayStation versions of the game.
Respawn Entertainment have let players know they are aware of two separate issues with the game, one of which is specifically affecting players on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
In a tweet on April 5, Respawn confirmed that they are investigating reports of players “losing unlocks after changing the mail associated with their EA account” whilst also noting a similar bug is affecting PS4 players.
In a follow up tweet they write: “To clarify: The PS4 account progress bug is a similar but separate issue, and doesn’t appear to be connected to the email/account-linking issue.”
To clarify: The PS4 account progress bug is a similar but separate issue, and doesn’t appear to be connected to the email/account-linking issue. We’re looking into it!
— Respawn (@Respawn) April 5, 2021
The issue was brought up on the Apex Legends Reddit page, and at the time of writing has received over 15,000 upvotes and 800 comments, as many players are reporting they are affected by the issues.
According to Respawn’s twitter account, the fix for the error is under progress at the moment and players should be having their data restored from backup over the next few days.
For players whose data was on the affected database shard, we will be restoring their progress to a backup from April 5 at ~18:00 UTC
— Respawn (@Respawn) April 6, 2021
Respawn’s response to this issue comes shortly after they have announced they are working on a fix for the ongoing server issues that have been affecting Titanfall since 2019.
Both games are set in the same universe, and in a recent Twitch Panel, with Game Director Chad Grenier and Senior Writer Ahsley Reed confirming that crossovers from Titanfall would be coming to Apex Legends future.
Grenier said that “Next season, Season 9, you’re actually going to see a ton of Titanfall coming back into the game in one way or another.” Respawn currently has no plans to incorporate Titans properly into Apex Legends at this point.
Published at Tue, 06 Apr 2021 13:18:45 +0000
Respawn finally respond to ongoing ‘Titanfall’ multiplayer issues
Respawn Entertainment have announced that they are intending to fix the ongoing issues with Titanfall‘s PC multiplayer.
Years after launch Titanfall still struggles with DDOS (Digital Denial of Service) attacks which have been affecting its multiplayer. The developer tweeted that “help is coming ASAP” and that they are “aware of ongoing DDOS attacks”.
The PC version released in 2016, and became a target for DDOS attacks in 2019, eventually rendering it unplayable. The release of the game on Steam in 2020 saw a new light shone on the issue, as the game received overwhelmingly negative reviews.
Responses on Reddit confirm that the DDOS attacks, suspected to be the work of one dedicated hacker, have also been affecting Titanfall 2. Reddit user “Opening-Error” writes: “The person DDoSing the Titanfall 1 servers have also been targeting Titanfall 2 streamers and booting them out of matches.”
The Titanfall community also pointed out that the culprits behind the attacks were targeting “charity streams for mental health” and believe that the response from Respawn may be due to this.
Just a heads up that this DDoSer is now attacking charity streams for mental health.
It’s really wild that we’re this small community in this tiny corner of the internet and still dealing with stuff like this. No one deserves this.@EA @EAHelp @Respawn @Titanfallgame
— Iniquity/Derek (@Iniqu1ty) April 2, 2021
Despite the largely positive response to the news, players of Apex aren’t happy due to ongoing issues with the game’s servers. One user replied saying “the devs haven’t ONCE addressed the ddos attacks on Apex. That’s what people are upset about.”
The devs haven’t ONCE addressed the ddos attacks on apex. That’s what people are upset about. They’re addressing them on a game that has a very small player base and not on a game that has a very large player base. We just want the devs to acknowledge that it’s a problem.
— therecoveringproblemchild (@MemeDaddyBae) April 6, 2021
Respawn have recently confirmed that Season 9 of Apex Legends is set to receive a “ton” of Titanfall content. Senior writer Ashely reed spoke during a Twitch Panel hosted by BrownGirlGamerCode: “Apex is what happens after the war, like what is life like in this place?
“We’re trying to integrate Titanfall into that, because Titanfall’s very much a part of the universe.”
In May 2020, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said that “there’s nothing currently in development” for the future of Titanfall as a series. He added that he would “personally like to see some kind of resurrection there. We’ll see if I can make that happen”.
Published at Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:49:09 +0000