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Apex Legends devs confirm esports hacking incident, respond with ‘layered’ updates

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Two pro players were forcibly given cheats while livestreaming their finals matches. | Image: Respawn

Apex Legends has postponed the North America finals for its Global Series championship over concerns that hackers have compromised the “competitive integrity” of the game. Two professional players from major teams were targeted while livestreaming on Sunday by an attack that forcibly applied advantage-granting cheats during competitive gameplay.

The cause of these attacks hasn’t been officially verified, leading to speculation that the hack may have been delivered via Apex Legend’s anti-cheat protections. An exchange posted by a cheat monitoring account on X claims that the attacker found an RCE, or remote code execution, exploit to run their code directly on the players’ computers.

Two posts from accounts that say they represent Epic…

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