Ais a change made to the game that includes one or more files that are used to solve certain problems in the game. Generally, hotfixes are made to solve specific issues affecting gameplay.
In most cases, hotfixes are deployed when a change is deemed critical enough that it cannot be held off until a regular content patch. They usually only require a server-side change with no download involved and can be implemented with little or no downtime. Due to time constraints, hotfixes cannot be tested extensively, and as such are riskier than regular patches. Tooltips, graphics or other content stored in the game client cannot be changed with a server-side hotfix, and instead require a downloadable fix.
As mentioned above, hotfixes are generally deployed when an issue is important enough to warrant an immediate fix. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Urgent balancing (as seen with LeBlanc and Lee Sin).
- Fixing bugs that greatly hinder gameplay.
- Fixing bugs that prevent or exploit the intended use of the game's features.
- Reverting changes made unintentionally in a patch.
List of Hotfixes
Below is a table mentioning notable changes from each hotfix, and a link to their release notes.
|Related Patch||Hotfix Date||Notable Changes||Link|
|V22.214.171.124||13-Sep-2012||Fixed a bug that was creating issues with reconnecting to games.||Sep 13 Hotfix|
|V126.96.36.199||13-Sep-2012||Fixed a bug that was preventing players from banning certain champions.||Sep 13 Hotfix|
|V188.8.131.52||07-Aug-2012||Nerfs to Zyra and minor bug fixes.||Aug 7 Hotfix|
|V184.108.40.206||01-Aug-2012||New AFK detection for matchmade games||Aug 1 Hotfix|
|V220.127.116.11||29-Jun-2012||Fixed various gameplay bugs.||Jun 29 Hotfix|
|V18.104.22.168||31-May-2012||Fixed small visual bugs and an issue where champions would become stuck in walls.||May 31 Hotfix|
|V22.214.171.124||23-Apr-2012||New skin: Gatekeeper Galio. Galio nerfs introduced with this hotfix were reverted on the 24th.||--|
|V126.96.36.199||20-Apr-2012||Fixed several major animation and functionality bugs.||Apr. 20 Hotfix|
|V188.8.131.52||12-Apr-2012||Fixed some performance issues that prevented some players from finishing games.||Apr. 12 Hotfix|
|V184.108.40.206||4-Apr-2012||In-game store bug fixes and performance enhancements.||Apr. 4 Hotfix|
|V220.127.116.11||22-Mar-2012||Fixed a bug introduced in patch V18.104.22.168 where locked cameras would unlock when clicking on the minimap.||Mar. 22 Hotfix|
|V22.214.171.124||23-Feb-2012||Performed some enhancements and bug fixes on the in-game store.||Feb. 23 Hotfix|
|V126.96.36.199||21-Feb-2012||Several champion bug fixes and some nerfs to Shen following his recent buffs.||Feb. 21 Hotfix|
|V188.8.131.52||14-Feb-2012||Several bug fixes, including issues with ranked ratings and the champion selection screen.||Feb. 14 Hotfix|
|V184.108.40.206||8-Feb-2012||Fixed a bug where AI Bots caused some games to crash.||Feb. 8 Hotfix|
|V220.127.116.11||31-Dec-2011||Several bug fixes for Viktor.||Dec. 31 Hotfix|
|V18.104.22.168||21-Dec-2011||Renamed Ahri's passive and fixed some bugs with and Baron Nashor.||Dec. 21 Hotfix|
|V22.214.171.124||15-Dec-2011||Fixed some issues with the new champion details pages.||Dec. 15 Hotfix|
|V126.96.36.199||17-Nov-2011||Several bug fixes including issues with jungle experience and Vayne's Silver Bolts.||Nov. 17 Hotfix|
|V188.8.131.52||20-Sep-2011||Several buffs to Riven's stats and abilities.||Sep. 20 Hotfix|
|V184.108.40.206||12-May-2011||Fixed some bugs with.||May 12 Hotfix|
|V220.127.116.11||10-May-2011||Several champion bug fixes.||May 10 Hotfix|
|V18.104.22.168||28-Apr-2011||Several fixes to bugs introduced in V22.214.171.124.||Apr. 28 Hotfix|
|V126.96.36.199||5-Apr-2011||Increased Lee Sin's ratios and innate's energy restoration.||Apr. 5 Hotfix|
|V188.8.131.52||9-Mar-2010||Fixed some balance issues with minions: changed spawn times, resistances and damage.||Mar. 9 Hotfix|
|V184.108.40.206||4-Nov-2010||Reduced LeBlanc's damage, increased her mana costs and adjusted her stats.||Nov. 4 Hotfix|
|V220.127.116.11||14-Jul-2010||Fixed a bug related to champion filtering and ranked game champion select.||Jul. 14 Hotfix|
|V18.104.22.168||3-Feb-2010||Fixed a bug that enabled certain spells to be double cast.||Feb. 3 Hotfix|
|V22.214.171.124||30-Oct-2009||Small game client fixes.||Oct. 30 Hotfix|
|V126.96.36.199||25-Oct-2009||Several bug fixes and reset to Summoner information prior to the game's official launch.||Oct. 25 Hotfix|
|V0.9.25.24||5 & 6-Oct-2009||Several champion adjustments and bug fixes.||Oct. 5-6 Hotfix|
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