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Cyberpunk 2077 PC players should avoid mods, could expose them to vulnerabilities

Years under construction, Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated video game releases in 2020. Even after a release full of bugs and flaws, the game managed to be very popular with gamers. Subsequently, CD Projekt RED also launched modding tools for the open world game. This naturally attracted modders and resulted in many mods popping up on the web for the game.

However, developer Cyberpunk, CD Projekt RED, recently tweeted warning users not to modify the game, at least for now. Modifying the official version of Cyberpunk 2077 for PC opens vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to execute code on the PC using external DLL files that the game uses.

If you plan to use @CyberpunkGame mods/custom saves on PC, use caution. We’ve been made aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses which can be used to execute code on PCs. Issue will be fixed ASAP. For now, please refrain from using files from unknown sources.

— CD PROJEKT RED CS (@CDPRED_Support) February 2, 2021

The announcement, which will be sad news for the game’s modding community, comes just a week after the developers released modding tools for the game. The developers of CD Projekt RED are probably looking for a way to seal the vulnerability, which will allow modders to modify the game without worry.

The company added that it will fix the issue as soon as possible, though there is no fixed timeline given for the same.

Modding Cyperbunk is a great idea after the vulnerability is fixed
Thanks to the recently launched modding support for Cyberpunk 2077, players will be able to customize various gameplay elements that will allow them to enjoy the single player campaign with fun tweaks. Modding allows players to change the game’s graphics, improve controls and even add extra interactive skills with in-game characters like Judy or Johnny Silverhand.

Mods are often popular with open world games like Cyberpunk 2077. The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of open world games is known for the abundance of mods you can use in the game during or after the single player campaign ends.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk supports CD Projekt RED

The esthetics of Cyberpunk are incredible btw. The interior design is👌.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021

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