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Marvel's Avengers Update Displays Player IP Addresses, Developer Warns Players Not To Stream Till Hotfix Hits

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Marvel's Avengers seemingly can't catch a break, as news reports have circulated stating that a recent update to the live-service game reveals players IP addresses publicly.

The update today holds a bug on PS5 that shows Marvel's Avengers players' IP addresses on screen. The consequences of having your IP address available for all to see, especially if you're streaming the game, can be massive, as it can be a hacker's goldmine. 

Crystal Dynamics, the developer on the much-maligned Marvel game, responded to the reports today on Twitter, urging players to not stream whilst the bug is active. While not specifically stating it was the IP address of players, instead calling it a "floating string of text" initially, the team is addressing the problem (and specifically calling it out as well) in a patch aiming to hit tomorrow. 

"We are currently testing a solution to the issue of personal information, including the player's IP address and usernam, being displayed on screen on PS5 and plan to deploy a hotfix tomorrow at around 8am PT," the Crystal Dynamics team stated via Twitter.

The bug today is part of the 1.8.0 update, which brings the Cosmic Cube Event to the live-service. This event sees players play altered missions for a limited time running from June 24th through July 8th. Additionally, the update brings the Beating the Odds Villain Sector, which is part of the Cosmic Cube event itself, which sees players have to track down, you guessed it, the Cosmic Cube. You can check out the full patch notes here.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore