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New Riot Games hack will delay future game updates

Fortunately, no customer information was compromised.

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Riot Games was recently the target of a “social engineering” attack that will result in the delay of its upcoming game patches.

Late last week, Riot shared news of a breach of its systems. The company assured that the attackers did not access any customer data.

UPDATE 1/24/2023: Today, Riot tweeted that the attacker had sent the company a ransom email and that they refuse to pay. The tweet reiterates that the company is “confident that no player data or personal information was compromised.

Instead, the attacker hacked into Riot’s development environment. The nature of the attack caused Riot to announce that it would have to delay upcoming content updates.

“While our teams are working hard on a fix, we expect this to impact our upcoming patch cadence across multiple games,” reads a tweet the company shared last week.

Riot Games is the developer behind the incredibly successful games League of Legends and Valorant. The company also develops more games, including the auto battle game Team Fight Tactics.

The team working on League of Legends confirmed that the attack would affect the upcoming patch 13.2. Team Fight Tactics developers shared the same sentiment on their Twitter page.

Additionally, some content planned for the next update may be pushed back later. For example, Ahri, a character in League of Legends, was supposed to get an Art & Sustainability Update (ASU) in patch 13.2.

Devs say they may have to push the ASU update back until the next patch, 13.3. However, Riot isn’t canceling any upcoming content. We just might have to wait a little longer than originally planned.

Once again, Riot Games says none of its users’ data was compromised as a result of this attack. We’ll update this article with any new information as more news comes out.

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