cc: Nigerian Prince
hello. I am making for Cyberpunk 2077 beta codes. You play popular viedo gaem from SeeD Porjekt Rad. To redeem, please send banking information and password to email@example.com. If you managed to see through that cleverly deceptive message, you may yet survive this beast called the internet. Apparently, some devious ne’er do wells have been taking advantage of the Cyberpunk 2077 hype by emailing people with the promise of giving them access to a beta. No such beta exists. Full stop. Developer CD Projekt Red even had to make an official statement warning fans against these scammers.
In a two-part tweet, CD Projekt Red sent out a message acknowledging the circulation of these emails. In short, they say that they have not been emailing anyone about a beta. They only send emails using a @cdprojektred com address, so if you see any other email address, it’s not them. They reiterate for content creators like YouTubers that only @cdprojektred domains are legitimate. It is unclear how many, if any, have fallen for this ruse, but we can assume that a handful of naive people have.
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
As much of a concern it is that some people may be falling for this scam, CD Projekt Red is not above poking fun at the situation. Publisher Devolver Digital replied to CDPR’s tweet saying, “Plz send us beta access to we can verify the content of the official beta.” to which CDPR said, “Oh. Hi. We have a popular YT channel and our own format on Twitch. Please send us 200 CARRION keys (so we can sell them on some shady reseller site). We’d also be willing to do a giveaway. Thanks.” In closing: don’t fall for it. Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out November 19th for PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One.
Have you got one of these phony invites? Let us know in the comments below.