Avengers is exposing players IP addresses on PS5 after a recent update. Developer Crystal Dynamics has been made aware of the issue and will soon deploy a hotfix to address the problem.
The update went live today, with PS5 players noticing the problem shortly after.
Forbes’ Paul Tassi tweeted:
Uhhh can confirm Avengers is showing people’s IP addresses ON SCREEN as of this patch, I can see my own.
Access to a user’s IP address could open them up to location tracking, hacking or denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Crystal Dynamics took to Twitter to acknowledge the issue.
The developer stated:
We are currently testing a solution to the issue of personal information, including the player’s IP address and username, being displayed on screen on PS5 and plan to deploy a hotfix tomorrow at around 8AM PT. PlayStation 5 players should refrain from streaming or posting screenshots online until then as sensitive information may be displayed.
We’d advise PS5 players to remain off of Avengers until the issue is fixed.
Avengers is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and Windows PC. War for Wakanda is available in August.
19 March 2021
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