While many gamers are having fun with the massively well-liked recreation Among Us, others are making the most of that success and hacking the servers to bombard players with messages in help of Donald Trump’s presidential marketing campaign and crashing the chat rooms within the recreation. Some Among Us gamers seen the hack, which spams the chat rooms with “TRUMP2020” time and again, crashed their video games earlier this week. The messages include a streamer’s channel and the request to subscribe to their feed, together with the “TRUMP2020” message, and a hyperlink. This has prompted developer InnerSloth to reply to the problem, and they’re at the moment engaged on a patch to get rid of the nuisance.
InnerSloth pushed an “emergency server replace” this week to deal with the problem which kicked folks from video games within the course of, however the problematic hack has persevered regardless. Players are nonetheless seeing the messages above and different directives from the hacker present up of their video games. InnerSloth encouraged people to play non-public video games or solely play with these you belief within the meantime to keep away from any issues.
We’re are tremendous duper conscious of the present hacking concern and we’re trying into it. We might be pushing out an emergency server replace so people who find themselves in recreation will get kicked from video games. Please play non-public video games or with folks that you just belief!!! Bare with us!! 😰
— InnerSloth (@InnerslothDevs) October 23, 2020
I used to be taking part in Among Us and this occurred. Also this man spammed Trump 2020 and it simply hurts to have a look at pic.twitter.com/VwmcNwn0cj
— Screaming Star-scream (@pule_erik) October 24, 2020
The tweet above exhibits what it appears to be like like every time you end up in a hacked recreation. The display screen goes black as a substitute of dropping gamers into the traditional begin of a recreation, and whenever you verify the messages, you’ll see the identical one spammed time and again. As is the case with any form of malicious hack like this one, safety points might doubtlessly consequence from staying in these hacked lobbies, so it’s in all probability finest to only go away if you happen to load in and end up in one in all these.
Among Us developer Forest Willard commented on the issue on Twitter to elucidate why the replace wasn’t rolled out sooner somewhat than later after gamers began reporting the problem.
“Also price [noting] that the rationale I did not roll this replace out sooner is that I used to be afraid of false positives: You completely may see the sport assume you are hacking whenever you’re not,” Willard said. “I’ve performed my finest to seek out this sort of bug, however my hand is pressured this time.”
Among Us is at the moment obtainable on the PC and cell platforms.