'Battlefield 1' Release Date, News & Update: Hacker Group PoodleCorp Threatens Sabotage Come Launch Date; Maps, Modes Revealed

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Sep 22, 2016 08:08 AM EDT

Hacker group PoodleCorp declares open war against developer EA Games and vows to sabotage the first day of "Battlefield 1" on Oct 21. EA server is a huge draw in the ganing community but turns into apparent target by hackers.

PoodleCorp tags along the hype and attention about upcoming release of "Battlefield 1" en route to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This group sends ultimatum across all channels including Twitter that the lone way to stop disruption is to retweet their post at least 2 thousand times. EA remains silent on their part although it admits that earlier server crash during beta testing was of hackers' doing.

According to Mobile & Apps, PoodleCorp's notoriety was proven during multiple attack on Battle.net where gamers were denied of access Blizzard titles. The first-person shooter "Overwatch" suffered similar fate in August although there was no confirmation about hacker attack. This time around, "Battlefield 1" is the one threatened.

To recall, there was an annoying incident in 2014 where PlayStation Network and Xbox Live suffered gravely because of hackers. Most of the complaints then was tough moments accessing popular titles. It was a group called Lizard Squad that claimed responsibility. Ironically, PoodleCorp said that their "Battlefield 1" antics is to be done with former members of Lizard Squad on their side.

At any rate, "Battlefield 1" is not all negativity on today's menu. EA Games seems undisturbed with the event and unveils 9 maps plus 6 modes for the game instead. EA claims that they tried to make all the maps as historically-accurate as possible based on notable events during World War 1. Because these disclosures look more like teasers, Game Spot suspects that these maps and modes could be part of DLC later.

Well, gamers could only wait until October since it is hard to put these "Battlefield 1" latest news and updates in better perspective. After all, even hardcore gamers themselves can't decide if PoodleCorp threat will outweigh the positive development from EA Games anyway.

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