Titanfall 2 Reportedly Has Major Hacking Vulnerability, Respawn Investigating

By | September 8, 2021

The Titanfall 2 community is once again being roiled by issues with hacking, with rumors on Twitter and other social channels of a major security vulnerability.

The rumors appear to stem from this screenshot of a Discord announcement, which has been making the rounds for most of the day.

The bug reportedly allows local code execution from Respawns’ servers, potentially affecting both PCs and consoles with Titanfall 2 installed. While there are still plenty of unknowns, several community members have raised the alarm and encouraged players to uninstall the game until the vulnerability is fixed.

Respawn responded on Twitter, “We are aware of reports of a security vulnerability affecting Titanfall 2 and are investigating. We have no other information to share at the moment but will update once we do.”

The rumors of Titanfall 2’s vulnerability follow months of server issues, denial of server attacks, and other problems. In early July, Apex Legends was hacked by a group ostensibly trying to raise awareness of Titanfall’s woes, but who were then accused of having their own ulterior motives by other community members. Needless to say, it’s been a strange time for the Titanfall community.

The constant barrage of wild rumors has seemingly led some members of the Titanfall 2 community to treat the rumors with ambivalence. “You are all panicking over a tweet of a screenshot of a discord post claiming the existence of a zero-day multi-platform RCE in a moderately popular game,” one Reddit poster wrote.

Amid all this, Titanfall 2 has enjoyed renewed attention of late thanks to critical praise, the ongoing popularity of Apex Legends, and an extended run on Xbox Game Pass. But as a five year old game, it reportedly only has “one or two” people working on its various hacks.

IGN has reached out separately to Respawn and EA. We will continue to monitor the situation and update with additional information.

Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.