CD Projekt RED recently warned fans/players about an email ‘phishing scam’ which is being employed to entice gamers interested in playing Cyberpunk 2077 to sign up for a beta, and also in an attempt to steal their personal sensitive data.
The scam asks users to sign up for a gameplay BETA of Cyberpunk 2077, which has prompted the Polish developer to address this situation via the game’s official Twitter account. Scheduled for release in late November 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most hyped games of this year.
But no matter how much you want to access this game now, it’s very important to remember that Cyberpunk 2077 does not have any beta, since CD Projekt developers have already stated before in the past that no beta for this game will be made available before the official release date. Though, this is not the first time this has happened, because a 1 year old Reddit thread already warned players of a similar email advertising scam before.
1/2 If you recently received an email claiming to be granting you beta access to Cyberpunk 2077, it's not from us. Unfortunately, there have been more of these being sent out over the past few weeks. When we contact you via email, it'll always come from @ cdprojektred com address
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 30, 2020
CD Projekt RED has issued a statement that all future content will be announced through CD Projekt Red’s official channels, and emails will come from this ‘@cdprojektred.com’ address. Just in case you got this phishing email in your Inbox, please do not open it. Mark the email as spam, and consider warning your friends and family of this scam as well, so that they don’t fall for it either.
“If you recently received an email claiming to be granting you beta access to Cyberpunk 2077, it’s not from us,” the polish dev wrote on Twitter, confirming that a new batch of phishing emails have been circulating in recent weeks. “When we contact you via email,” the developer noted that, “it’ll always come from @ cdprojektred com address”.
CD Projekt further wrote.“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.”
As mentioned before, Cyberpunk 2077 will not have a beta before its release date. Cyberpunk 2077 will release on November 19th on the PC. The game will only support DX12 and will only work on Windows 7 and Windows 10. Moreover, it will feature real-time Ray Tracing effects, as well as support for DLSS 2.0.
Stay tuned for more !