- Sep 13, 2022
It’s been a rough start of the year so far for Riot Games, the developer of popular titles such as League of Legends (LoL), League of Legends: Wild Rift, VALORANT, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), and Legends of Runeterra.
A week after the huge controversy around LoL’s season-opening cinematic, the gaming company announced on Saturday (21 January) that their ‘development environment had been compromised via social engineering attack’.
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.
Riot said in the tweet that there was 'no indication' that layer information such as passwords, user names, and personal information that taken.
However, since it was the development environment that had been hacked, this may affect upcoming patch releases across Riot’s titles such as LoL, VALORANT, and TFT.
The first game to be affected is LoL’s scheduled patch 13.2 release on Thursday (26 January), which may also be delayed. This patch includes the long-awaited Ahri art and sustainability update (ASU) and the Lunar New Year skins. Ahri’s ASU may be delayed to Patch 13.3, scheduled on 8 February.
The League team also said in a tweet that the incident “may impact our delivery date for Patch 13.2”. However, they promised their players that the team was “working to stretch the limits of what we can hotfix,” so that the important tested balance changes can still be rolled out.
Riot games have also made a tweet and said that they will keep us up-to-date.