As far as video game disasters go, Fractured Online is suffering a pretty big one at the moment. Over the weekend, Dynamight Studios CEO Jacopo Gallelli informed players on Discord that every city players had built in the game has been deleted. This wasn’t a rollback or other type of development decision on the part of the devs. Rather, Gallelli’s administration account has been breached. It was the hacker who deleted the cities.
According to Gallelli’s post, shared on MassivelyOP, on the Discord server and expanded on the original report by MMO Fallout, the hack wasn’t executed by compromising the CEO’s PC to steal his data. Instead, they used a backend hack. They updated a little later to say they know how the hacker got in, and are taking measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Until that happens, the servers are offline.
This also gives the devs time to restore as much of the cities as they can. While some of the restoration is being done with data from the last save, some of it will have to be restored by hand. The MMORPG's Game Masters will be tackling that task, so it might take a bit.
The last update as of this writing is that the player cities have been restored but the team ran into some player permissions issues and hope to have the game back up around 11 AM EST...which was about an hour ago now, so we'll wait for more updates.
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