Arc System Works’ hugely popular 2D anime fighter, Guilty Gear Strive, is under attack by hackers who have resurrected a fatal exploit that appears to have rendered the game unplayable online for some players.
Like most competitive games, Guilty Gear Strive has some method of saving player data. It’s called “R-Code” and it stores all kinds of information from in-game handles to win-loss records, among other stats. It’s not the most stable, as gamers reported a few years ago that an R code bug would not allow the game to connect to online play.
And last December, hackers discovered they were stealing players’ R code details, such as: B. names, in the middle of a game to stop the game. It seems this exploit has resurfaced as hackers discovered that not only could they change player names, but they could also force players to send in-game chat messages and cause … Read the rest