Riot Games' titles may have fresh cheats as a result of hackers' access to the games' source code during a cyber strike earlier this week. The game company issued a statement a few days after the first statement on the incident, saying that it is currently investigating the effect the attack might have on the anti-cheats of the games.
The attackers sent a ransom letter to Riot, requesting that it pay an unknown amount of money. The company publicly refused to pay the request, which might result in the stolen source code appearing online and causing considerable disruption to Riot and its games.
Riot's head of League Studio, Andrei "Meddler" van Roon, posted on Reddit that there are "meaningful dangers" of more cheating across all affected titles. Likewise, Riot's statement warned its players that the potential exposure of source code may increase the likelihood of additional cheats.
Meddler assures players that Riot will work to improve the anti-cheat system in the future of the League. This update might prevent the new cheats from spreading and destabilizing the gameplay that Riot has used throughout the years.
Riot has been working on several titles over the last decade, but League of Legends and VALORANT are undoubtedly its two major titles, and they appear to have been heavily affected by the cyber attack, removing any doubts about the FPS' future gameplay integrity. In the next few months, players might see an increase in cheaters within their league, and although Riot is already working on a solution, this may have detrimental effects on the players' experience.