Update: Marvel’s Avenger’s developers are currently testing a solution, with a hotfix expected to go live at 8am PT on Wednesday. Crystal Dynamics advised PS5 players to continue avoid streaming or posting screenshots online until then.
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.
— Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers) June 22, 2021
Following an update that went live earlier today, Marvel’s Avengers players are reporting that their IP addresses are being displayed onscreen without their consent.
Reports of the bug began circulating this morning, with players posting screencaps of their IP addresses available for all to see. One player referred to the bug as “.imately ‘shut the game off’ bad.”
Uhhh can confirm Avengers is showing people’s IP addresses ON SCREEN as of this patch, I can see my own https://t.co/MLThi2V7lx
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) June 22, 2021
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Having your IP address revealed to hackers can have any number of consequences. They can be used to find one’s location, hack a device, impersonate a user, or launch a Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, to name a few. IP addresses can even be used to download illegal content and then frame the user for doing it.
In a statement on Twitter, developer Crystal Dynamic said that it’s aware of the issue and that it is investigating. It also advised players to refrain from streaming until the issue has been resolved.
IGN has also reached out to Square Enix for comment.
The bug appeared following the new Cosmic Cube update, which went live earlier today. As a major update, it is expected to attract the attention of streamers. The limited-time Cosmic Thread events kicks off June 24 and runs until July 8.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.
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