Riot Games announced that they would delay their game patches after its development infrastructure was compromised by a hacking incident last week. This video game developer and publisher company is the creator behind famous online games such as League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Valorant.
According to their social media post, a threat actor compromised their development environment through a social engineering attack. The company assured everyone that the attack did not indicate any compromise to player data or personal info.
Riot Games explained that the attack only impacted their ability to release new updates.
Riot Games also revealed that their company would experience future delays to patches since they will implement new methods in releasing the following major updates.
The League of Legends dev team said they would work tirelessly to release their hotfix to deliver the bug fixes near the scheduled patch. However, they claimed that patch 13.2 for League would surely encounter bumps after its release.
Hence, the following updates after patch 13.2 will get a new schedule. The developers of League of Legends then explained that the hack would heavily impact the balance changes for the game, and users would have to deal with bugs currently on the latest patch.
The head of League Studio claimed that the release plan for the next League of Legends patch would be deployed by their devs as scheduled, but some of the hotfixes might be moved to the subsequent patches.
This idea could enable the company’s team to prioritise the main problems for the past patch and move minor ones to the subsequent versions.
Fortunately, Riot Game’s other applications, like League of Legends: Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), and Valorant, are all unaffected by the attack since there are no new updates for them.
Gamers, especially the summoners from League of Legends, should not be concerned by the latest issue as the hackers did not impact any of their credentials. Unfortunately, League Devs will have to take their time to dissect this new incident within their environment.