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Apex Legends Pros Hacked Live at ALGS Event

Key Points :

  • Prominent pros ImperialHal and Genburten hacked live during ALGS event
  • Respawn investigating unprecedented attack, potentially involving malware
  • Creators warn players to uninstall Apex and anti-cheat software immediately

Apex Legends has been thrown into chaos after an unprecedented hacking incident struck two prominent pro players live during the North American ALGS Regional Finals. In response, creators are urgently warning the entire community to uninstall the game and its anti-cheat software until further notice.

Apex Legends Creators Urge Immediate Uninstalls Over Security Fears

Match ScreenShot via Apex Legends Global Series
Match ScreenShot via Apex Legends Global Series

As per DotEsports, In the absence of a full explanation from Respawn or EA, high-profile Apex creators took to X (formerly Twitter) urging players and pros alike to completely uninstall the battle royale game and its Easy Anti-Cheat program as a precautionary measure.

“take immediate measures to protect your personal information,”

posted the Anti-Cheat Police Department account, which monitors cheating activities across games.

Popular streamer TiffaJessi also echoed this. Emphasizing that players should remove the Respawn game from their systems until further updates, and verifying that they have already followed this advice.

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Potential Malware Attack Raises Alarms

Resurrection Via Apex Legends
Resurrection Via Apex Legends

While Respawn has yet to provide details, the nature of the high-profile attack during an official esports event raises alarming possibilities of a serious security breach or malware exploit.

It seems likely remote code execution via malware within the ALGS server was used to gain access – whether, through Apex itself, its items or its anti-cheat is unclear,

With pros already impacted and the full scope unknown, a growing number of Apex players are following creator guidance and uninstalling until Respawn can clarify the situation and confirm the game’s safety.

 

The Apex Legends game client and Easy Anti-Cheat program will remain uninstalled by many community members until an official statement and resolution is provided.

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