Forums and social media platforms are amok with players complaining about PC veterans arriving in their multiplayer lobbies and wiping the floor with the inexperienced and more casual players on console, who don’t have the added benefit of a pinpoint mouse and keyboard setup.As noted by user Max Payment on ResetERA, it looks like PC players are finding console server IPs on the console versions of the game, and then jumping onto their PC version and connecting to that IP. This effectively bypasses the assumed restrictions and jumps straight into open console multiplayer matches, allowing PC fans who have been playing since the game originally launched back in 2003 to wreak havoc. It’s a jerry-rigged crossplay solution!
Many fans have voiced their concerns on Twitter, with some responding to a tweet from Aspyr Media – the developer behind the console port – asking the studio to fix the server vulnerabilities.
One reply from Twitter user JediKnightHub reads “I think we’d all rather you patch out the IP address being displayed, change the IPs, and do all you can from PC players from entering the servers… please look into it, It’s ruining the experience for the new console players.”As ever, the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi rings true for those affected by this crisis – “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” Although gaining that power is significantly harder when your opponent uses a mouse and keyboard and has been playing for 17 years.
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