CD Projekt Red Warns Cyberpunk 2077 Beta Invites Are A Scam
CD Projekt Red has moved to warn fans that a recent round of emails claiming to offer sign-ups for beta access to the developer’s highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 are a scam. If you were hoping to somehow get your hands on Cyberpunk 2077 before the actual release date, it sounds like that won’t be happening, as CD Projekt Red announced that they have no plans for an official CP2077 Beta. Additionally, several unofficial Beta invites have been sent out over the week, and CDPR warns that they are indeed a scam:
CDPR they said in a Tweet
“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,”
2/2 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.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 30, 2020
Furthermore, CD Projekt Red also clarified the studio’s plans for a potential Cyberpunk 2077 beta or rather, its lack thereof. CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account replied to a fan inquiry on a potential beta by stating that is has no plans to conduct one, which is about as clear an answer as possible. Fans shouldn’t be expecting to get their hands on Cyberpunk 2077 early outside of a potential demo, then and they should also be confident that any future beta invite scams are just that without needing clarification from the developer.
So unfortunately there won’t be an official Beta for Cyberpunk, and if you or a friend have received an email or a message claiming to be giving you access then don’t respond and report the user that sent it to you.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on November 19, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia. The title will also be available on Xbox Series X when that console launches.