For a number of days now, gamers of Amongst Us have been commonly encountering a hack that fills lobbies with bots who spam the identical message repeatedly, despawns the whole lot leaving gamers in a black room, and at last disconnects them from the sport. The messages have had numerous variations of comparable textual content, usually telling gamers to subscribe to the hacker’s YouTube channel “or else we’ll kill your system”, adopted by a hyperlink to both their Discord or Twitter, signing off “Trump 2020”.
Reminder!! Please play personal video games or with folks that you just belief!!! We’re doing what we will!!October 23, 2020
Builders Innersloth pushed out an emergency server replace to take care of the problem and suggested gamers to “Please play personal video games or with folks that you just belief!!!” Individuals continued seeing the hack, now with messages like “You are mad I am again” and “Paid by Putin from Russia”. A second spherical of fixes adopted, and the back-and-forth is prone to proceed.
Each Eurogamer and Kotaku made contact with the hacker in query, who informed Eurogamer they design and promote in-game cheats and contemplate this “a publicity stunt”, claiming to have affected 1.5 million matches. Chatting with Kotaku, they made it sound like easy trolling, saying, “The anger and hatred is the half that makes it humorous. In case you care a couple of recreation and are keen to go and spam dislike some random dude on the web since you cant play it for 3 minutes, it is silly.”
The hacker has since been doxxed, their identify and handle made public on Twitter.