Riot Games Target of Cyber Attack, League of Legends Updates Delayed

Riot Games made a statement on its Twitter page, announcing the bad news that a "social engineering attack" has caused disruption in their services. The consequences of this unfortunate turn of events will mean delays when it comes to implementing updates on most Riot Games products.

Riot's two flagship games are Valorant and League of Legends, and it seems they will be heavily affected. But the devs have done their best to quell the tension among unhappy players.

In its Twitter post, Riot explained that at the moment it doesn't have all the answers, however, it will keep its followers up-to-date with further developments of the situation. The company reassured players that as far as it is aware no personal or player data information was leaked as a result of the breach. While that's good news, the bad part was Riot announcing that its patch releases will be affected across multiple of its games, but didn't actually go ahead in naming them specifically. Riot asked for everyone's patience while investigations are underway. It seems Riot already can't get a break in 2023.

Underneath the announcement, hundreds of commenters either were mocking the breach or were asking about how this will impact various different services. Andrei van Roon, head of League Studio, has reassured fans that everything that was scheduled for Patch 13.2 will be released, but it will arrive with a delay. The development team is still working around the clock to try and implement as many of the changes as possible, but those updates that can't be hotfixed will arrive later, such as art changes. Teamfight Tactics made a separate post as well, informing players that likely the full scope of balance changes will not arrive on time, but the most important ones will still be implemented in the form of hotfixes. The Valorant Twitter page did not acknowledge this update, so it seems for Valorant players the fun continues.

It's reassuring for players that their personal and in-game data has not been leaked and at least it will be possible to continue playing the games in their current state. However, if players have been waiting for fixes for power imbalances in their favorite Riot products, they'll likely have to wait longer than usual for these changes to take effect.

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so senseless doing this nonsense


Idk what they even get out of doing it


People lame asf doing this stuff man

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