Someone hacked the Splatoon 2 X Rank Leaderboard in an effort to call out Nintendo's lack of response to cheaters.— Nintendeal (@Nintendeal) July 12, 2018
"Please add anti cheat" pic.twitter.com/ehz4mmWL3c
Yesterday we shared the above image of a Splatoon 2 hacker who took over the game's leaderboards in order to tell Nintendo that they need to work on anti-cheating measures. While the hacker's method of getting the message out there might not have been the most appropriate, it certainly did get the attention of many. Now the person behind the hack has explained why they did what they did, and at least their intentions were genuine.
“My purpose was to call attention to the current issue that plagues the game, and I’ve done that, but my message is, please make protecting your players the top priority.”