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Warhammer: Odyssey has been unavailable for a week due to a security vulnerability

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Warhammer: Odyssey has gone through a bit more than a rough patch in the past week. The discord has been updated with news about the game as well as the game from Virtual Realms Celtic heroes were offline due to a security breach. In addition to the massive security breach that forced both games offline, concerns that Virtual Realms has stepped away from development of both of their titles in favor of a new title have forced a developer response to clarify their involvement in other titles.

For those who may not be familiar to me Warhammer: Odysseyhere’s a quick refresher. Warhammer: Odyssey is a mobile MMORPG that tried to bring a familiar feel of PC MMOs to mobile games, without autoplay and group-oriented open-world encounters. It has hundreds of thousands of downloads on both the Apple Appstore and Google Play. It is still in soft launch status and not complete yet. One feature that Virtual Realms probably should have taken more seriously is security. According to the latest posts, the magnitude of the security breach has yet to be fully understood.

At this time, we have not confirmed that your Apple, Facebook, or Google Play account details have been compromised. We authenticate your game account with these services, but game account passwords are randomized and encrypted upon creation.

We will provide additional information once we have an action plan in place to recover impacted accounts.

-Definition, Warhammer Odyssey Discord

The team has a plan to move forward. They’ve hired a third-party security provider to help fix their security issues, and they intend to do a full rollback from before the breach when they’re finally able to bring the game servers back up. According to the development team, they have been removed Warhammer Odyssey from both app stores until security issues can be fixed, but as of 3/20/2022 the game is still available.

At the moment the team is working on restoring service for Celtic Heroes and Warhammer: Odyssey. We are nearing the completion of the Celtic Heroes restoration today, but Warhammer: Odyssey will remain offline over the weekend while we work with an independent security consultant to secure the game from future attacks and identify those responsible. We have temporarily removed the Warhammer: Odyssey app from both the App Store and Google Play Store until we can bring the game back online.

We will roll back the server to a time prior to the incident and refund any Sovereign purchases made during that time. We’re also working on a compensation plan for the extended downtime and lost progress, but will follow up with more details next week.

-Definition, Warhammer Odyssey Discord

Finally, fans of the game on Discord have been uneasy about the possibility that Virtual Realms has already started development on a third game Warhammer: Odyssey started correctly. The game Legends of Elumia appears to be a third party title that Virtual Realms has been contracted to provide some development for, but they want players to know that it is not a Virtual Realms title and they will be supporting development on their current games don’t stop.

However, if you have been playing Virtual Realms games, it would probably be wise to change the passwords of your associated accounts. Due to the nature of the breach and the possibility that Apple or Google accounts with associated logins could have password information as part of the breach, it is better than sorry in these circumstances.

https://www.mmorpg.com/news/warhammer-odyssey-has-been-down-for-a-week-due-to-a-security-breach-2000124591 Warhammer: Odyssey has been unavailable for a week due to a security vulnerability

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