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Beware of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ beta scams, devs no plans for beta


CD Projekt Red has warned the gaming community of supposed scams surroundings its upcoming hyped game, Cyberpunk 2077.

With open betas now becoming to be a trend lately, most of the people in the gaming community want a taste of that exclusive experience especially if it means playing Cyberpunk 2077 earlier than others.

Of course, opportunists have picked up on this idea as Cyberpunk 2077 is quite a famous game and a highly anticipated title release. Hence, the emergence of the Cyberpunk 2077 beta scam.

CD Projekt Red provides guidelines for the beta scam

The mighty devs have taken it to Twitter to clarify to its fanbase community about such the Cyberpunk 2077 beta scam. CD Projekt Red disclaims any emails granting alleged players of beta access for the said game.

More of these emails have been rampant over the past few weeks, which is probably the reason why they’ve decided to inform the public. With that, the devs clarify that emails officially coming from them will have the “@ cdprojektred com address.”

CD Projekt Red said in a follow-up tweet:

“Same goes for content creators. We always reach out directly from @ cdprojektred com domain. If you are being contacted by a third party claiming to be working with us (an ad agency for example), you can assume it’s not genuine.”

Adamant on the “no beta” plan

Per Comicbook, CD Projekt Red has been very clear since 2019 that there will be no closed nor open betas for Cyberpunk 2077. They have been very consistent about this, most especially when replying to their followers on social media.

Therefore, any form of beta invitations should be taken with great caution from receivers of such e-mails. Hacks and cybercrimes have increased since the global quarantine state, as many of the isolated individuals having a lot of time in their hands as of late.

As of recent, Twitter was the latest victim of a massive hacking, with this turning out to be some kind of a crypto scam.

Gaming devs’ Twitter comic skit

Meanwhile, what was supposedly a serious warning post for the public, became a funny banter exchange on the side among devs—or social media managers, to be more technical.

Devolver Digital, the creator of Carrion, chimed in on the official Cyberpunk 2077‘s Twitter post by saying, “Plz send us beta access to we can verify the content of the official beta.”

After that, the two official Twitter accounts of the famed video game icons made funny exchanges, to which the official account for The Witcher game also joined in.

The Twitterverse was very entertained by the little comic skit, to say the least.

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally up for release this November, following multiple delays. It’ll be made available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also have a free upgrade to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Featured image courtesy of Cyberpunk 2077/Twitter

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