It has been revealed by Riot Games that it was the target of a hack. The developer of Valiant and League of Legends maintains that although no significant data, including user data, was lost, planned upgrades for their games were probably delayed as a result of the breach.
Riot Games tweeted, “Systems in our development environment was compromised earlier this week via a social engineering attack. Although we don’t yet have all the facts, we wanted to let you know that there is no proof that player data or personal information was stolen.
It said, “Unfortunately, this has momentarily interfered with our ability to release content.” While our teams are putting a lot of effort towards a repair, we anticipate that this may affect our forthcoming patch cadence across several games.
Before releasing further content, the developer is probably reallocating resources to address the security problem. Updates for several games, including Teamfight Tactics and League of Legends, have been impacted by this.
“Players, be aware. This could delay the release of Patch 13.2, “says the League of Legends’ Twitter account. In order to deliver the majority of the planned and tested balance adjustments on schedule, the League team is pushing the boundaries of what we can hotfix.
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 Games (@riotgames) January 20, 2023
Teamfight Tactics tweeted as well, stating, “Updates to Monsters Attack’s balance were the main topic of 13.2! The whole breadth of the planned balance modifications may not be able to be released due to this problem, but we are working to deliver the most significant ones through a hotfix at the time of our scheduled patch.”
Only a few days prior, a story suggested that Riot Games would be letting go of some of its employees. Veteran esports journalist Jacob Wolf claimed that several sources told him the corporation is considering firing some of its employees.
Wolf said that although the “scale and scope” of the layoffs are yet unknown, they will have an impact on departments like “recruiting & human resources, support, and esports.”
As economic hardship starts to touch many firms, Wolf continued, “Riot hasn’t historically made many reductions in force, but it’s in line with a broader trend in tech, gaming, and entertainment.”