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The launcher is a platform for PVP.net to launch from. It checks to see the status of the League of Legends servers, the launcher makes sure the League of Legends and PVP.net files are up-to-date and it also provides links to recent announcements from LeagueofLegends.com.
A new launcher was officially released on May 3rd 2011, after some months in beta testing, to solve some of the issues users were having with patching. It is in fact able to fix data corruption, and is overall far more reliable, with more descriptive messages in case of error. The new launcher also stores information about older releases, so that it can launch previous versions of the game. This feature is required to have a replay system that doesn't break with new content releases.
Change Region and Language Edit
The new launcher now offers the players the ability to switch regions between the North America server, the EU West server, and the EU Nordic and East server. However, the player's account and statistic does not carry over. Players would have to create a new account for each server. There are exceptions. Because of the EU server split into EU West and EU Nordic and East servers, players can carry over their EU account to their respective region with the help of the Support and Customer Service team at Riot.
Players can also switch their language preference but only in European servers. EU West server players can switch between English, French, German, and Spanish, while the EU Nordic and East can switch between English and Polish.
Server Status Edit
- Online: League of Legends servers are currently online. Log in and play any time!.
- Unavailable: League of Legends servers are currently offline for maintenance or are experiencing technical difficulties.
- Busy: League of Legends servers are currently set to busy to help us maintain the stability of the service.. It was used in the past for on patch days, to only let a limited (but increasing) number of users connect to the servers. Traffic shaping is now handled by the styled , but the Busy status can still be set in cases of server issues, where the servers are online but users are still not allowed to log in.
- Blocked: The launcher is not able to contact the League of Legends servers, due to a firewall of some sort interfering with the client. (Introduced with the new launcher)