FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine source code have been stolen from EA in cyber attack

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Jun 11, 2021 1:00 PM
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In the digital world, cyber attacks are unfortunately all too common, especially for big technology companies. This time the target was Electronic Arts, and it is said that hackers have gained access to some of their proprietary source code for one of their biggest games as well as the data for one of their game engines.

Both FIFA 21 and the Frostbite Engine (which powers many of EA’s games including Battlefield and some Star Wars titles) have been targeted, and the hackers are now reportedly trying to sell the data online in underground forums, claiming they have a total of 780GB of data in the hack.

A spokesperson for EA confirmed the attack in a recent statement: “We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.

Thankfully no player data had been stolen as a result of the hack: “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.

Whilst source code for a popular game engine could prove valuable to budding developers, it is unlikely anyone would attempt to copy the code since it was stolen. Instead, the source code could be used to help some developers create better and more secure cheats or hacks to games that use it.

Hopefully this doesn’t mean an influx of hackers in the Battlefield games, which would be really bad timing considering the newly announced Battlefield 2042 is set to launch later this year.

What do you think? How could this hack affect FIFA 21 players? And how could it affect games running on the Frostbite Engine like BF2042? Let us know!

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05:32 Jun-12-2021

Natural Law in action!

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01:04 Jun-12-2021

Couldn't have happened to a better company.

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00:49 Jun-12-2021

A twist of fate.


Honestly I feel pretty happy but weird about this. Let's see all the trickery and sh!t in the source code.


Also, for the Frostbite engine leak, it may not be the whole thing, but it can be developed into something different. Alot of leaks lately.


Windows 10 is secure tho lmao /s

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23:27 Jun-11-2021

Honestly, if this will in any way help my favorite mods warsaw revamped and venice unleashed for bf4 and bf3 then I'm very excited to see how because there were few restrictions in frostbite that modders couldn't skip...until now wink wink

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21:49 Jun-11-2021

oh no... anyway...

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15:30 Jun-11-2021

Oh baby. Oh baby. FIFA source code leaked. This is... I've no way to describe my emotions.

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15:17 Jun-11-2021

Oh noooo. Oooooh no. I know I'm being hypocritical because I wasn't happy this thing happened CDPR, but I just can't feel any empathy whatsoever towards EA. The fact that FIFA source code leaked brings me immeasurable joy. All psychological trickery they employ in that game is now completely open for the world to see, and eventually we will. Their most valued possession is now free with all MTX possible behind it. And Frostbite, good engine, shame only EA had it, till now.

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16:07 Jun-11-2021

I really REALLY want to see what trickery and manipulation will be discovered with that dumpster fire fifa :)

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14:20 Jun-11-2021

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Seriously... can't feel sorry for EA one bit. Screw them and their greed.

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15:19 Jun-11-2021

Any other source code leak and I'd be happy, but out of all it being FIFA is pure unfiltered dopamine injection straight into my veins.

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16:05 Jun-11-2021

I wonder what people will discover in there, how many nefarious psychological tricks there to funnel weak-minded individuals into EA's "ultimate team" bollocks... I want to see!

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17:08 Jun-11-2021

Most recent thing that comes to mind are those leaked slides about funneling players to FUT mode, which EA defended by it being viewed out of context. Well now we're going to see that context at least. We'll see how much wrong we were to judge EA without full view of the situation. Who knows, maybe they're the good guys, lol.

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17:27 Jun-11-2021

Whoever hacked TheEmperor's account - please give it back. If the hack did not happen - what are you smoking to have such hopes, man? xD

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17:56 Jun-11-2021

What can I say, I'm one optimistic man.

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13:14 Jun-11-2021

Anthem 2.0 is finally coming xD

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13:04 Jun-11-2021

Maybe they just want to remake CP2077 in Frostbite.

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