Riot Games, the video game developer and publisher behind League of Legends and Valorant, said it will delay patches for the game after its development environment was compromised last week.
The Los Angeles-based game publisher revealed the incident in a Twitter thread on Friday night and promised to keep customers informed of anything an ongoing investigation uncovers.
“Earlier this week, systems in our development environment were compromised by a social engineering attack,” the company said. said.
“We don’t have all the answers at this time, but we wanted to communicate early and let you know that there is no indication that any player data or personal information has been obtained.”
Riot Games also added that the breach directly impacts its ability to release patches for its games.
“Unfortunately, this has temporarily impacted our ability to release content. As our teams work hard on a fix, we expect this to impact our upcoming patch cadence across multiple games,” Riot Games said. .
Unfortunately, this has temporarily affected our ability to post content. As our teams work hard on a fix, we expect this to impact our upcoming patch cadence across multiple games.
– Riot Games (@riotgames) January 20, 2023
The development teams behind the League of Legends (LoL) multiplayer online battle arena and Teamfight Tactics (TFT) auto battle games confirmed the incident on Friday.
The tweets also acknowledged future delays to changes planned to be implemented in-game and towards the release date of the next major patch.
“This may impact our delivery date for Patch 13.2. The League team is working to push the boundaries of what we can fix in order to deliver the majority of planned and tested balance changes on time. “, the LoL team said.
“Other things like the ASU Ahri may need to move to patch 13.3 (February 8), but we’ll keep you posted as we work on it.”
“This issue may impact our ability to release all of the planned balance changes, but we are working to implement the most significant of those possible via a hotfix at the scheduled update time,” said the TFT team. added.
League Studio head Andrei van Roon added that nothing in LoL’s patch 13.2 release plan will be undone.
“Nothing that would have been in 13.2 will be undone, we may just have to move things that can’t be fixed (eg art changes) to a later date,” van Roon said. said.
It comes after 2K Games, another major video game publisher, said in September 2020 that its help desk was hacked to infect some of its customers with malware.
A month later, 2K sent an email to users warning them that some of their data had been stolen and offered for sale online after the September security breach.
A Riot Games spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when contacted by BleepingComputer earlier today.