Riot Games hacked. The company behind League of Legends and Valorant has announced that it will be postponing the release of game fixes due to a security breach in its production environment last week.
The Los Angeles video game publisher announced the hack in a Twitter thread late Friday and assured its followers that they would keep them updated on the investigation’s findings.
Unfortunately, this has temporarily affected our ability to release content. While our teams are working hard on a fix, we expect this to impact our upcoming patch cadence across multiple games.
— Riot Games (@riotgames) January 20, 2023
Riot Games hacked: What will be the effects of the security breach?
It has been revealed that Riot Games was the victim of a hack. Even while no player information was lost, the attack has slowed the development of future upgrades for League of Legends and Valorant, according to the games’ developers. The company’s capacity to release game patches was also negatively affected.
“Earlier this week, systems in our development environment were compromised via a social engineering attack. We don’t have all the answers right now, but we wanted to communicate early and let you know there is no indication that player data or personal information was obtained.”
The tweets also confirmed that the next major patch’s release date and the implementation of planned changes would be pushed back.
Heads up, players. This may impact our delivery date for Patch 13.2. The League team is working to stretch the limits of what we can hotfix in order to deliver the majority of the planned and tested balance changes on time still. https://t.co/DJ8qAKSdQi
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) January 20, 2023
The TFT team also warned that patch 13.2 would be impacted by the upcoming “Monsters Attack!” balance changes. However, the developers have promised a hotfix for the “most meaningful” modifications.
13.2 was focused on further balance updates for Monsters Attack! This issue may impact our ability to release the full scope of balance changes planned, but we’re working to implement the most meaningful of those possible through a hotfix at our scheduled patch time. https://t.co/ur9IuR7aF4
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) January 20, 2023
Riot Games has admitted they “don’t have all the answers right now,” but they have requested their gamer’s patience while they investigate how far the breach may have spread to the development teams of the other Riot Games products.