Recent “Social Engineering Attack“ may affect release dates for patches 13.2 & 13.3 and the Ahri ASU.
The year 2023 has gotten off to a rough start for League of Legends and its developer, Riot Games. The company has been plagued by many controversies for the past few weeks. From the universally panned Season 2023 Cinematic “The Brink of Infinity” to the layoff of 46 Riot employees, it has been a mess.
But recently, they seem to have been struck by another wave of problems. On January 21st, Riot Games, on their official Twitter page, announced that the systems in the company’s development environment “were compromised via a social engineering attack.”
Riot did not provide many details regarding the attack, although there is no evidence that player information was taken. But the attack will affect their ability to release content. This will not only affect League of Legends but will also affect VALORANT and TFT.
Patch 13.2 and 13.3 Delayed
Patch 13.2 and 13.3 was supposed to be released on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, and Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, respectively. But due to the attack, patches 13.2 and 13.3 delivery dates have been delayed.
Riot, however, did not specify how long the wait was. But, they informed the player base that they are doing all possible to provide the updates on schedule. If this is not possible, they will most likely release a hotfix to ensure that the majority of the planned and tested balance changes are delivered on time.