Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 release postponed due to attack on CD Projekt Red

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Written by Emma Davis

This week, the developers announced that the next major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 (1.2) is postponed until next month due to the recent attack on CD Projekt Red.

In December last year, the developers promised to release large patches in January and February, which were supposed to fix many bugs and known problems faced by players, as well as improve performance. Patch 1.1 was indeed released in January as planned, but patch 1.2 has now been delayed until at least mid-March.

It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Although we really wanted to release patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 within the previously announced timeline, the recent cyberattack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and the large volume of this update mean that this, unfortunately, will not happen – we will need more time.admits CD Projekt Red.

The company said that their ideas for the 1.2 update go beyond any previous updates. The creators of Cyberpunk 2077 are working on numerous general improvements and quality fixes, and there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure this is exactly what gamers want.

Let me remind you that at the beginning of this month, CD Projekt Red announced that it had become a victim of a ransomware. Back then, the ransomware claimed to have stolen the source code for the company’s games Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 (including the unreleased version with ray tracing) and Gwent, as well as financial, legal, administrative and HR documentation.

Immediately after the attack, CD Projekt Red announced that it did not intend to negotiate with the criminals and pay them a ransom. After that, the attackers first put the information up for auction, where the starting price of the “lot” began at $1,000,000 in increments of $500,000, and “blitz -price “was equal to $7,000,000”.

But shortly thereafter, the hackers allegedly sold the data to the company “outside the forum”, having received an offer that suited them.

It was also revealed that HelloKitty ransomware was behind hacking of CD Projekt Red.

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I'm writer and content manager (a short time ago completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the Gustavus Adolphus College). For now, I have a deep drive to study cyber security.

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