Apex Legends Denying DDoS Attacks

A tweet from Respawn says that a fix is now in place to protect Apex Legends games from the denial-of-service attacks it has been suffering. The surprising solution to external game disruption is internal game disruption. A follow-up tweet indicates in this can result in throwing the baby out with the bathwater as entire matches may be voided:
We've just shipped an update to address denial-of-service attacks on @playapex.

Now, when we detect an attack, all players will be booted from the game and granted loss forgiveness. The idea is to deny advantages to attackers and protect victims of those attacks from RP losses.

In some cases, this change will cause the results from matches to be entirely voided: No stats tracked, RP gained or loss, etc.

More updates to deal with these sorts of attacks are on the way.

We'll keep you updated.