A bug in the latest patch for Marvel’s Avengers are infringing on players’ online safety by displaying their IP address on their screen.
Error was taken action by Forbes reporter Forbes Paul Tassi on Twitter, which displays the IP address at the bottom of the screen, along with the date, time, and presumably the player’s username. At the moment, it is not clear whether players will be able to see the IP addresses of other people they are playing with or if only their information is displayed. Regardless, this error means that streaming games as they are is extremely dangerous, leaving creators vulnerable to attacks or online doxxing.
Marvel’s Avengers Developer Crystal Dynamics has publicly acknowledged the bug but has not said when it will be fixed. “We are aware of an incident where a string of floating text appeared on the screen and are investigating,” reads tweet from official Marvel’s Avengers account. A follow-up tweet was also posted by this account, warning players to “opt out streaming right now if you’re having this problem. We will update when this issue has been resolved.”
Please stop streaming now if you are experiencing this issue. We will update when this issue has been resolved.
& mdash; Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers) June 22, 2021
We reached out to Square Enix for comment on this bug but were redirected to the Twitter thread from chuỗi Marvel’s Avengers account.
Besides accidentally adding a bug showing players’ IP addresses on the screen, today’s update for Marvel’s Avengers there’s a new Villain Area and a reduced number of Hero Gloves that players need to complete the Mega Hive. The update also prepares the game for an upcoming event on June 24 called the Cosmic Threat Event.