— TFAnimations (@tf_animations) October 23, 2020
InnerSloth, the builders of Amongst Us, acknowledged the spam assault on its official Twitter account and says it’s “tremendous duper conscious of the present hacking subject[.]” InnerSloth pushed out an emergency server replace to try to fight the issue, nevertheless it won’t be sufficient.
Eurogamer spoke with the alleged creator of the spam assault who defined their motives, which if true, are fairly simple. Eris Loris’ YouTube channel already promotes do-it-yourself hacks for quite a lot of totally different video games, and the spam assault is a publicity stunt. The fast unfold of the spam assault in Amongst Us is partly due to assist from volunteers who’re contributing servers.
As for the pro-Trump message, the alleged creator merely says “I’m a university pupil and I help Trump[.]”
Whats up everybody,
We’re are tremendous duper conscious of the present hacking subject and we’re wanting into it. We will probably be pushing out an emergency server replace so people who find themselves in sport will get kicked from video games. Please play personal video games or with folks that you just belief!!! Naked with us!!
— InnerSloth (@InnerslothDevs) October 23, 2020
Gamers are nonetheless reporting spam messages in Amongst Us a day after the builders mentioned they’re rolling out a repair, and InnerSloth says gamers may get kicked from video games as “emergency upkeep” continues.
Amongst Us was initially launched in 2018 however has become incredibly popular as folks stayed house for shelter-in-place orders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s change into so fashionable that InnerSloth introduced that it’s going to scrap a sequel in favor of bettering the bottom sport, which is accessible on PC and cellular units.
Amongst Us additionally acquired an enormous increase in visibility due to a current stream from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who performed the sport with fashionable Twitch streamers to boost consciousness of voting within the upcoming election. The recognition of Ocasio-Cortez’s stream has nice implications for the future of streaming and politics.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.