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CD Projekt Red has made clear that it has no plans for a Cyberpunk 2077 beta, after scam emails appeared to offer recipients the chance to join one. On Twitter, the Cyberpunk 2077 account made clear that recent emails promising beta access were not legitimate. The developer also made clear that any official communication to fans or content creators would come from a CDProjektRed.com address, never from a third-party.

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
It's not clear what the scammers were hoping to gain from unuspecting Cyberpunk fans, but it seems likely that it would have asked for login details for gaming accounts. It goes without saying that you should be vigilant for anyone trying the same in your email inbox. When asked if there were official plans for a Cyberpunk 2077 beta, the account replied: "We do not have plans for that. Sorry!" [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/cyberpunk-2077-night-city-wire-episode-1-full-broadcast"] We shouldn't have to wait too long for more Cyberpunk information, even if we aren't getting a hands-on for ourselves – at the end of June, it was said that we'd be getting a second episode of Night City Wire (the game's digital news broadcast) in "just a few weeks". Some of our number were lucky enough to play 4 hours of Cyberpunk 2077, and we offered rundowns of both what the prologue holds for us, and what secrets the open world of Night City holds in its darker corners. Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 19 (following a delay), and will get a "robust" next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/cyberpunk-2077-how-2-ign-editors-played-it-differently"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.

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