A few days ago, we talked about a vulnerability in Guilty Gear Strive that allowed malicious gamers to make the game unplayable. This exploit uses the R-Code system to collect information from players and prevent them from calling various functions within the game. In response, Arc System Works released a statement regarding this exploit.
In the manifest, which you can see below, Arc System Works (Through the official Guilty Gear Twitter account) indicates that the issue is under investigation with full seriousness and urgency while the development team is currently moving towards implementing a solution.
Notice regarding recent exploits in Guilty Gear -Strive-: pic.twitter.com/AhIxxaVQqf
– GUILTY GEAR OFFICIAL (GUILTYGEAR_PR) January 13, 2023
Currently, Guilty Gear Strive players are encouraged to exit online game modes and report it to the customer support team. Unfortunately, this exploit has been around for quite some time, leaving a lot of users affected by the malicious R-Code exploit that can cause various negative effects on both PC and PlayStation.
The problem is, it messes with the Guilty Gear Strive’s R-Code system. As such, it is independent of the platform the game is running on, and instead targets the R codes themselves. The problem becomes worse once you realize that on a PC, this issue can cause memory leak issues. Basically, they can crash your game or even crash your entire computer with a black screen of death.
In our previous article, we did not show the exploit in action. Below, you can see how affected players have their game slowing to a crawl and even crashing through a memory leak:
Currently people can change your name / crash your game on Guilty Gear Strive. This needs to be fixed or you will not be able to stream/compete in the game. pic.twitter.com/zevSRX32Pm
– Sajam June 11, 2022
And yes, this confirms that the exploit has been around for longer than many of our readers might expect. Unfortunately, this looks more like a Dark Souls RCE situation with a very slow repair rate. Once the exploit is fixed, we will report the matter. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates on this currently developing story. Guilty Gear Strive is currently available on PlayStation and PC.