League of Legends

Game-breaking League exploit lets players climb to Challenger undefeated

Published: 15/Jan/2021 7:19

by Andrew Amos

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A game-breaking League of Legends exploit is derailing ranked in Season 11. Players are abusing a tool that allows custom games to count towards ranked, blazing up the ladder without having to break a sweat. Riot are yet to acknowledge the issue.

At the start of every season, every League player has to set aside some time to start the treacherous ascent up the ranked ladder. It’s no small feat, having to grind games on end to get the rank that you want ⁠— whether that Gold, Diamond, or Challenger.

However, there are some people beating the system.

They are currently abusing a broken exploit that allows them to farm wins with ease, and get infinite LP in both flex queue, and League’s flagship solo queue.

Victorious Lucian in League of Legends
Riot Games
Imagine if you didn’t have to lift a finger to hit Challenger in League. That’s what this exploit does.

League YouTuber ‘Vandiril’ uncovered the exploit ⁠— with the help of some others ⁠— although he was unwilling to share exactly how it works to prevent other players from abusing it. However, there is a collective of players who are doing so, and getting free elo off it.

“With this exploit, it is possible to basically perfectly matchfix either in solo queue or flex queue. You can basically reach any rank you want,” he said.

While the exploit has been around for three months, according to Vandiril, it’s become very popular since the start of Season 11. People are racing to Challenger on the ranked leaderboards using the exploit.

“This exploit allows you to make custom game lobbies as ranked, and as you can imagine, that’s the perfect combination for match fixing. People created a tool that abuses the hole in the Riot system with the use of their API. This tool isn’t anything revolutionary.”

The tool reportedly sells for 200 Euros ($240 USD).

Players who were caught using the exploit are yet to be banned either despite their suspicious match histories, the YouTuber claimed.

Riot haven’t yet acknowledged the exploit yet either. The tool is still active, using Riot’s API, and players are freely abusing it to climb to their desired rank without having to break a sweat.

Such conduct falls out of line with Riot’s terms of service.

Typically, permanent bans would be handed out for this kind of behavior. Other game-breaking exploits have caught the ire of Riot before, so it’s only a matter of time before this one does too.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 delayed due to cyber attack

Published: 24/Feb/2021 16:45

by Tanner Pierce

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CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the next major update for Cyberpunk 2077, patch 1.2, has been delayed due to the recent cyber attacks on the developers and will now be launching sometime in the latter half of March 2021.

Cyberpunk was plagued with bugs when it first launched and that came after multiple delays to the release date, so waiting longer than expected for things to happen is not uncommon in this world.

Players were struck with another blow on February 24, as CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that the release of Patch 1.2 had been pushed back a month, with the “second half of March” 2021 pencilled in as its new release window.

Cyberpunk patch 1.2 delayed

According to the dev team, the recent cyber attack on the studio, which resulted in the source code for major CDPR games getting leaked, is the culprit behind this delay.

“The recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen,” CD Projekt Red said in a tweet.

According to the developers, this patch will be an incredibly important one for the game, with the studio stating in a follow-up tweet that it goes “beyond any of our previous updates”. Update 1.2 will makes “numerous” quality of life improvements and fixes, so its delay is definitely unfortunate.

Cyberpunk 2077 still suffers from a number of bugs and issues even three months after the game released, so fans had been looking forward to what this big patch had to offer. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait just a bit longer.

It’s currently unknown what the exact release date for the patch is now. That being said, based on the timeline they released, fans should expect the patch sometime between March 15 and March 31, 2021.