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A patch (otherwise known as a new client version) is a modification to the game files of League of Legends. Every patch will contain one or more of the following materials:

  • New game content: new or remade champions, items, and skins.
  • Balance changes: changes made to even out the power balance between champions.
  • Bug fixes: changes made to correct unintended behaviour in the game.
  • League of Legends and PVP.net features: Anything new that you will experience on PVP.net or in the game.
  • Backend/development changes: technology or configuration changes that go on behind the scenes.
  • Patch Notes: Riot Games' official documentation of the changes made.

Below is a table summarizing the notable events, NA release date, Patch Notes link and, where applicable, the newly introduced champion of each patch.

List of Patches

Patch Date New Champion Other Link
V4.18 2014-10-09 Harrowing 2014 - Hexakill Twisted Treeline and related skins. SionSquare.png Sion relaunch, DariusSquare.png Darius legendary skin and second batch of texture rebalances. 4.18
V4.17 2014-09-25 SorakaSquare.png Soraka and ViktorSquare.png Viktor reworks and first batch of texture rebalances. 4.17
V4.16 2014-09-10 AzirSquare.png Azir, the Emperor of the Sands Ascension (featured game mode), CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia rework and texture upgrade and RenektonSquare.png Renekton texture upgrade. 4.16
V4.15 2014-08-27 New VeigarSquare.png Veigar legendary skin and large patcher and client overhaul. 4.15
V4.14 2014-08-13 GnarSquare.png Gnar, the Missing Link General balance fixes. 4.14
V4.13 2014-07-30 SonaSquare.png Sona rework, widespread balance changes in preparation for Worlds and a mass replacement of skin splashes with their Chinese variants. First issue of the Patch Rundown. 4.13
V4.12 2014-07-15 LucianSquare.png Lucian kit tweaks. A new audio handler and Intro Bots for a better rookie experience. 4.12
V4.11 2014-07-02 Jungle tank item overhaul - Quill Coat item.png Quill Coat added and buffs to specific jungle tanks. Minor snowballing-related changes. New ranked duo queue restrictions. 4.11
V4.10 2014-06-18 New FIFA World Cup 2014 skins, new DravenSquare.png Draven skin. Kit reworks for SkarnerSquare.png Skarner and NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee and significant Marksman itemization overhaul. Added Essence Reaver item.png Essence Reaver and Ardent Censer item.png Ardent Censer. 4.10
V4.9 2014-06-04 KarthusSquare.png Karthus's Visual Upgrade. Pentakill Skin Updates. Balance changes for BraumSquare.png Braum, KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix. More important Bugfixes. 4.9
V4.8 2014-05-22 Balance changes for SorakaSquare.png Soraka, BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank, ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath and MalzaharSquare.png Malzahar. Twisted Treeline changes: Turrets and Jungle monsters. 4.8
V4.7 2014-05-08 BraumSquare.png Braum, the Heart of the Freljord Balance changes for JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV, KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix, MalphiteSquare.png Malphite, Trinket item, and Jungle items. More important Bugfixes. Updates to several Summoner spells. 4.7
V4.6 2014-04-21 TwitchSquare.png Twitch's Visual Upgrade. SKT T1 Skins. Balance changes for GragasSquare.png Gragas, KassadinSquare.png Kassadin, RengarSquare.png Rengar, RumbleSquare.png Rumble and Heal.png Heal. Wriggle's Lantern item.png Wriggle's Lantern's transformation to Feral Flare item.png Feral Flare is changed. 4.6
V4.5 2014-04-03 GragasSquare.png Gragas, MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune, and RengarSquare.png Rengar reworks. Wriggle's Lantern item.png Wriggle's Lantern upgrade. Feral Flare item.png Feral Flare, Aether Wisp item.png Aether Wisp and Forbidden Idol item.png Forbidden Idol added. Boot enhancement and rune reworks. 4.5
V4.4 2014-03-18 KassadinSquare.png Kassadin rework and HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger visual update. 4.4
V4.3 02-27-2014 Vel'KozSquare.png Vel'Koz the Eye of the Void Team Builder queue added. Fear reworked into Flee.
V4.2 2014-02-10 SkarnerSquare.png Skarner and XerathSquare.png Xerath reworks. 4.2
V4.1 2014-01-15 Lunar Revel 2014: new summoner icons and skins. Numerous balance changes. 4.1
V3.15 2013-12-13 YasuoSquare.png Yasuo, the Unforgiven Snowdown 2013: new summoner icons and the return of additional Limited Edition skins. AniviaSquare.png Anivia texture update. Various balance changes. 3.15
V3.14 2013-11-21 Preseason Four patch. NasusSquare.png Nasus visual update. Overhaul of the support class of champions and the addition of multiple support-oriented items. Objective and support/jungler gold income overhaul. Warding and vision system overhaul. The addition of a new jungle camp and masteries, and the pruning of brush layouts across Summoner's Rift. 3.14
V3.13 2013-10-29 Harrowing 2013: new summoner icons and wards and the return of several Limited Edition skins. SivirSquare.png Sivir visual update. HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger kit rework. 3.13
V3.12 2013-10-01 JinxSquare.png Jinx, the Loose Cannon GarenSquare.png Garen visual update. Various UI updates. 3.12
V3.11 2013-09-04 Undo shop button added. Crystal Scar and Twisted Treeline specific changes. Slight bug fixes. 3.11
V3.10a 2013-08-22 LucianSquare.png Lucian, the Purifier Champions and item balancing changes. Phage item.png Phage changes. 3.10a
V3.10 2013-07-30 MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi rework. Spectre's Cowl.png Spectre's Cowl added. Runic Bulwark item.png Runic Bulwark removed. Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari now builds out of Aegis of the Legion item.png Aegis of the Legion. Jungle changes. Twisted Treeline item changes. 3.10
V3.9 2013-07-11 Champion balancing and changes. Minor UI changes and item changes. 3.9
V3.8 2013-06-10 AatroxSquare.png Aatrox, the Darkin Blade Champion balancing and changes. 3.8
V3.7 2013-05-15 Custom item sets added. Loss of Control UI indicators added. Consistent visuals for Silence, Taunt, Stun, Fear and Suppress effects. 3.7
V3.6 2013-04-30 LissandraSquare.png Lissandra, the Ice Witch Reworks for SejuaniSquare.png Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath and TrundleSquare.png Trundle, the Troll King 3.6
V3.5 (Balance Update) 2013-04-09 General balance changes. KarmaSquare.png Karma buffs. Changes to some items. 3.5 (Balance Update)
V3.5 2013-03-28 ZacSquare.png Zac KarmaSquare.png Karma rework. Increases to turret damage. 3.5
V3.04 2013-03-19 Restricted chat mode available. Bugfixes to spectator mode and balance changes to items runes and champions 3.04
V3.03 2013-03-01 QuinnSquare.png QuinnValorSquare.png Valor General balance changes. The radial menu has been added. 3.03
V3.02 2013-02-13 A new artwork for SonaSquare.png Sona. General balance changes. 3.02
V3.01 2013-02-01 The new League System has arrived for ranked play! AnnieSquare.png Annie has received a visual upgrade. General balance changes. 3.01
V1.0.0.154 2013-01-16 ThreshSquare.png Thresh General balance changes. Jungle monster changes. Remake of The Lightbringer item.png The Lightbringer. Several item recipe changes. New HUD functionalities. 154
V1.0.0.153 2012-12-14 ViSquare.png Vi Snowdown Showdown 2012: holiday champion skins, ward skins, tentative introduction of the Gifting Center. NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee visual update. Balance changes. 153
V1.0.0.152 2012-12-04 NamiSquare.png Nami Preseason 3 patch. Remake, removal and addition of several items. Jungle and mastery remake. Addition of Boot Enchantments. New splash arts for BrandSquare.png Brand, LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc, MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi and MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser 152
V1.0.0.151 2012-11-13 ZedSquare.png Zed End of Season Two. Light item reworks and general balance changes. 151
V1.0.0.150 2012-10-25 EliseSquare.png Elise Twisted Treeline Remake, added Harrowing Ward Skins. New splash arts for GalioSquare.png Galio, KassadinSquare.png Kassadin and VladimirSquare.png Vladimir. Various fixes to Co-op vs. AI. Honorable Opponent will now be displayed to the player and his teammates during champion select lobby and the loading screen. Balancing of various champions. 150
V1.0.0.149 2012-10-17 TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate has received a visual upgrade and new splash art. Numerous bug fixes for several champions. Intermediate bots now have a chance to use a random skin. Attack speed buffs / debuffs will now immediately take effect instead of having to wait for the next autoattack. 149
V1.0.0.148 2012-09-27 KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix Added new particles to wards. Updated tool-tips for AsheSquare.png Ashe, ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath, RyzeSquare.png Ryze and SonaSquare.png Sona. Updated lore and graphics for SorakaSquare.png Soraka and lore forWarwickSquare.png Warwick. Added The Hunt Is On! event and Head of Kha'Zix item.png Head of Kha'Zix item. On rare occasion, players may now be asked for their feedback at the end of a game. 148
V1.0.0.147 2012-09-13 SyndraSquare.png Syndra New Elo tiers. Spectator mode customization. Maximum number of mastery pages increased. New splash art for MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune, MorganaSquare.png Morgana and TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere 147
V1.0.0.146 2012-08-30 Champion balancing. 146
V1.0.0.145 2012-08-15 RengarSquare.png Rengar Champion reworks: GarenSquare.png Garen, KatarinaSquare.png Katarina. Model and icon update for KatarinaSquare.png Katarina. Bonetooth Necklace item.png Bonetooth Necklace added. 145
V1.0.0.144 2012-08-01 DianaSquare.png Diana Lore revised and updated for FioraSquare.png Fiora and ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana. Art overhaul for AsheSquare.png Ashe, CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia, EzrealSquare.png Ezreal, KassadinSquare.png Kassadin and MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser. 144
V1.0.0.143 2012-07-19 ZyraSquare.png Zyra Champion reworks: EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn, TwitchSquare.png Twitch, and XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao. 143
V1.0.0.142 201207-07 JayceSquare.png Jayce Several bug fixes. Nerfs to global ultimates. 142
V1.0.0.141 2012-06-17 Art overhaul for several champions. Addition of new pet controls. Changes to IP reward formula. 141
V1.0.0.140b 2012-06-05 DravenSquare.png Draven 140b
V1.0.0.140 2012-05-23 DariusSquare.png Darius Summoner's Rift graphics update. AsheSquare.png Ashe model and art update. Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail added. 140
V1.0.0.139 2012-05-01 VarusSquare.png Varus New Spectator Mode release. Light reworks on Deathfire Grasp item.png Deathfire Grasp and Morello's Evil Tome item.png Morello's Evil Tome. 139
V1.0.0.138 2012-04-18 HecarimSquare.png Hecarim New HUD features: floating combat text and announcement system improvements.

Magic resist runes nerfed, magic penetration runes buffed. Champion XP/Gold rewards adjusted.

138
V1.0.0.136 2012-03-20 LuluSquare.png Lulu New Item: Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius. Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker remade. 136
V1.0.0.135 2012-02-28 FioraSquare.png Fiora BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank added to Co-op vs. AI, monster camps now restore up to 30 mana in addition to health, champion kill messages are now more specific. 135
V1.0.0.134 2012-02-14 NautilusSquare.png Nautilus ShenSquare.png Shen remake, improvements to allied ultimate HUD interface. 134
V1.0.0.133 2012-02-01 ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs Co-op vs. AI improvements, Emblem of Valor item.png Emblem of Valor rework, Zeke's Herald item.png Stark's Fervor remade and renamed to Zeke's Herald item.png Zeke's Herald, Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari added. 133
V1.0.0.132 2012-01-17 SejuaniSquare.png Sejuani

Colorblind mode added. JaxSquare.png Jax rework, Sword of the Divine item.png Sword of the Divine replaced with Ionic Spark item.png Ionic Spark, Ninja Tabi item.png Ninja Tabi rework.

132
V1.0.0.131 2011-12-13 AhriSquare.png Ahri and ViktorSquare.png Viktor 2011 Snowdown Showdown and Lunar Revel 131
V1.0.0.130 2011-11-29 VolibearSquare.png Volibear SivirSquare.png Sivir rework, jungle remake.

130

V1.0.0.129 2011-11-15 FizzSquare.png Fizz Revamp of summoner spells and masteries, introduction of ranked teams, draft mode now has 6 bans. 129
V1.0.0.128 2011-11-01 ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana 128
V1.0.0.127 2011-10-19 GravesSquare.png Graves 2011 Harrowing 127
V1.0.0.126 2011-10-05 XerathSquare.png Xerath 126
V1.0.0.125 2011-09-14 RivenSquare.png Riven End of Season One 125
V1.0.0.124 2011-08-24 TalonSquare.png Talon 124
V1.0.0.123 2011-08-09 SkarnerSquare.png Skarner 123
V1.0.0.122 2011-07-26 WukongSquare.png Wukong KayleSquare.png Kayle and TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere reworks. 122
V1.0.0.121 2011-07-08 LeonaSquare.png Leona 121
V1.0.0.120 2011-06-22 YorickSquare.png Yorick

Several changes to compatibility with absorption shields. KayleSquare.png Kayle Animations and sound effects updated. MorganaSquare.png Morgana art overhaul.

120
V1.0.0.119 2011-06-01 OriannaSquare.png Orianna Art overhaul for KassadinSquare.png Kassadin, TaricSquare.png Taric, TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate and VayneSquare.png Vayne. 119
V1.0.0.118b 2011-05-24 Addition of Mastery system 118b
V1.0.0.118 2011-05-10 VayneSquare.png Vayne Introduction of the tenacity stat: Cloak and Dagger item.png Cloak and Dagger, Eleisa's Miracle item.png Eleisa's Miracle, and Moonflair Spellblade item.png Moonflair Spellblade. 118
V1.0.0.116 2011-04-26 RumbleSquare.png Rumble AlistarSquare.png Alistar, FiddlesticksSquare.png Fiddlesticks, and GangplankSquare.png Gangplank remakes. 116
V1.0.0.115 2011-04-12 BrandSquare.png Brand SivirSquare.png Sivir art overhaul. 115
V1.0.0.114 2011-03-29 LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin 114
V1.0.0.113 2011-03-15 NocturneSquare.png Nocturne SonaSquare.png Sona rework. 113
V1.0.0.112 2011-03-01 JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV Various death, minion and tower changes. 112
V1.0.0.111 2011-02-16 MaokaiSquare.png Maokai Morello's Evil Tome item.png Morello's Evil Tome, RyzeSquare.png Ryze remake, addition of Co-op vs AI mode, XP/IP rate changes. 111
V1.0.0.110 2011-02-01 KarmaSquare.png Karma Mana regeneration changes. 110
V1.0.0.109 2011-01-18 RenektonSquare.png Renekton Critical and Dodge Chance system tweaked. 109
V1.0.0.108 2011-01-04 CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity, separation of Zhonya's Ring item.png Zhonya's Ring into: Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass and Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap. 108
V1.0.0.107 2011-12-14 CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia 2010 Snowdown Showdown, Improvement of Leaver Buster system, and removal of Innervating Locket item.png Innervating Locket. 107
V1.0.0.106 2010-12-01 TrundleSquare.png Trundle 106
V1.0.0.105 2010-11-16 IreliaSquare.png Irelia Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker added. 105
V1.0.0.104 2010-11-02 LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser rework and ranked gaming requirements changed. 104
V1.0.0.103 2010-10-19 LuxSquare.png Lux The Harrowing 103
V1.0.0.102 2010-10-05 SwainSquare.png Swain Solo ranked matchmaking improved. 102
V1.0.0.101 2010-09-21 SonaSquare.png Sona Kindlegem item.png Kindlegem & Shurelya's Reverie item.png Shurelya's Reverie, matchmaking algorithm improved. 101
V1.0.0.100 2010-09-08 MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune Manamune item.png Manamune added. 100
V1.0.0.99 2010-08-24 UrgotSquare.png Urgot 99
V1.0.0.98 2010-08-10 GalioSquare.png Galio Matchmaking algorithm improved. 98
V1.0.0.97 2010-07-27 VladimirSquare.png Vladimir 97
V1.0.0.96 2010-07-13 XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao Wriggle's Lantern item.png Wriggle's Lantern added. Beginning of Season One. 96
V1.0.0.94(b) 2010-06-29 New Energy runes 94(b)
V1.0.0.94 2010-06-24 OlafSquare.png Olaf 94
V1.0.0.87 2010-06-08 KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw Needlessly Large Rod item.png Needlessly Large Rod added. KayleSquare.png Kayle rework. 87
V1.0.0.86 2010-06-01 MalzaharSquare.png Malzahar Added Bilgewater Cutlass item.png Bilgewater Cutlass, Hextech Revolver item.png Hextech Revolver, Hextech Gunblade item.png Hextech Gunblade & Will of the Ancients item.png Will of the Ancients. New Report-a-Player function. 86
V1.0.0.85 2010-05-11 AkaliSquare.png Akali 85
V1.0.0.83 2010-04-27 GarenSquare.png Garen Added Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade and Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen. Matchmaking improved and new secondary assist system added. 83
V1.0.0.82 2010-03-24 KennenSquare.png Kennen 82
V1.0.0.81 2010-04-08 ShenSquare.png Shen 81
V1.0.0.79 2010-03-16 EzrealSquare.png Ezreal TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate remake. New framerate normalization. 79
V1.0.0.75 2010-02-24 MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser 75
V1.0.0.74 2010-02-09 2010 Winter Games Celebration 74
V1.0.0.72 2010-02-02 PantheonSquare.png Pantheon and GragasSquare.png Gragas 72
V1.0.0.70 2010-01-13 PoppySquare.png Poppy 70
V1.0.0.63 2009-12-17 NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee 63
V1.0.0.61 2009-12-02 UdyrSquare.png Udyr Deathfire Grasp item.png Deathfire Grasp (re-added). Added Haunting Guise item.png Haunting Guise, Leviathan item.png Leviathan, Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash, Sword of the Divine item.png Sword of the Divine, and Sword of the Occult item.png Sword of the Occult. 61
V1.0.0.58 2009-11-20 Riot Store enabled 58
V1.0.0.52 2009-11-11 Help System added. 52
V1.0.0.32 2009-10-21 Open Beta Launch, Twisted Treeline added. 32
V0.9.25.34 2009-10-10 HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger and ShacoSquare.png Shaco PvP.net Store, reworked Summoner Progression system. 0.9.25.34
V0.9.25.24 2009-10-01 NasusSquare.png Nasus Added Deathfire Grasp item.png Deathfire Grasp and The Brutalizer item.png The Brutalizer. New tutorial, new announcer system. 0.9.25.24
V0.9.25.21 2009-09-19 CorkiSquare.png Corki and KatarinaSquare.png Katarina Added Heart of Gold item.png Heart of Gold, Guinsoo's Rageblade item.png Guinsoo's Rageblade, Madred's Bloodrazor item.png Madred's Bloodrazor, and Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force. 0.9.25.21
V0.9.22.18 2009-09-10 0.9.22.18
V0.9.22.16 2009-09-02 BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank, JannaSquare.png Janna, MalphiteSquare.png Malphite, and DrMundoSquare.png Dr. Mundo 0.9.22.16
V0.9.22.15 2009-08-19 GangplankSquare.png Gangplank and TaricSquare.png Taric Executioner's Calling item.png Executioner's Calling added. 0.9.22.15
V0.9.22.9 2009-08-12 0.9.22.9
V0.9.22.7 2009-08-07 KassadinSquare.png Kassadin Added Malady item.png Malady, Nashor's Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth, and Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter. 0.9.22.7
V0.9.22.4 2009-07-30 0.9.22.4
V0.8.22.115 2009-07-24 VeigarSquare.png Veigar Release Notes v0.8.22.115
V0.8.21.110 2009-07-17 Release Notes Beta - Build v0.8.21.110
July 10, 2009 Patch 2009-07-10 AniviaSquare.png Anivia and RammusSquare.png Rammus Added Negatron Cloak item.png Negatron Cloak, Rune system Release Notes 7/10/09
June 26, 2009 Patch 2009-06-26 ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath and AmumuSquare.png Amumu Release Notes 6/26/2009
June 19, 2009 Patch 2009-06-19 Release Notes 6/19/2009
June 12, 2009 Patch 2009-06-12 KarthusSquare.png Karthus Added Force of Nature item.png Force of Nature Release Notes 6/12/2009
June 6, 2009 Patch 2009-06-06 Added Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart, Mercury's Treads item.png Mercury's Treads and Fiendish Codex item.png Fiendish Codex Release notes 06/06/09
May 29, 2009 Patch 2009-05-29 Matchmaking introduced, MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi rework Release notes 05/29/2009
May 23, 2009 Patch 2009-05-23 Release Notes 05/23/09
May 15, 2009 Patch 2009-05-15 Release Notes 05/15/2009
May 9, 2009 Patch 2009-05-09 TwistedFateSquare.png Cardmaster, MorganaSquare.png Morgana Le and SionSquare.png Sion reworks. Added Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil, Doran's Blade item.png Doran's Blade, Doran's Ring item.png Doran's Ring, Doran's Shield item.png Doran's Shield, Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane and Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward. First Bots added. Release Notes 05/09/09
May 1, 2009 Patch 2009-05-01 TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn and TwitchSquare.png Twitch TristanaSquare.png Tristana rework Release Notes 05/01/09
April 25, 2009 Patch 2009-04-25 Release Notes 4/25/2009
April 18, 2009 Patch 2009-04-18 SingedSquare.png Singed and ZileanSquare.png Zilean TeemoSquare.png Teemo rework Notes 4/18/2009
April 11, 2009 Patch 2009-04-11 Launch of League of Legends closed beta Notes 4/11/2009
Alpha Week 7 April 2009 Week 7 Release Notes
Alpha Week 6 March 2009 Week 6 Release Notes
Alpha Week 5 March 2009 Added Kage's Lucky Pick item.png Kage's Lucky Pick and Soul Shroud item.png Soul Shroud Week 5 Release Notes
Alpha Week 4 March 2009 Week 4 Release Notes
Alpha Week 3 March 2009 Alpha Week 3 Release Notes
Alpha Week 2 February 2009 First patch of League of Legends Closed Alpha Alpha Week 2 Release Notes

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