Those who are trying to play the Titanfall games online have been having a very bad time, and it looks like the Titanfall 2 servers are now online after going down earlier today. This whole shindig has been going for months, with Titanfall and Titanfall 2 under attack from a hacker that has been DDoS'ing the servers and keeping them offline. It's gotten so bad that someone allegedly wanting to play Titanfall 1 and 2 hacked Apex Legends and posted a "savetitanfall.com" message that explains the whole issue, although that might be the same hacker playing around as well.
What's going on with Titanfall?
Basically, Titanfall 1 has been under attack for years. That sounds insane, as it's a AAA title from a big developer and publisher, but that's exactly the case. With Titanfall 1 being a multi-player only game, this means that with it still being on sale on Steam and Origin it's essentially unplayable:
Respawn, the developers, have been contacted about this matter numerous times in many ways. Even when the developers have been directly contacted, as soon as the topic of the Titanfall 1 problem is brought up, they stop replying. Electronic Arts, the parent company of Respawn and publisher for Titanfall 1 are aware of the situation, with countless reports to their client support and forums over the years.
So yeah, not good. Titanfall 2 had largely been spared (but still been attacked) by the hacker/DDoSer that seems to enjoy holding both games hostage from people who just want to play the game. This changed starting in May, with them being attacked repeatedly over the past few months. This leads to today, where the servers went down for Titanfall 2 and was described as "completely unplayable on all servers." Now the servers have been quote on quote "freed", but since this issue has been going on for years it only seems to be a matter of time before they go back down.
With the news having come out via Respawn's community manager that only a couple of people are working on Titnafall, it is concerning given the situation has continued for a prolonged period now.
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