- For the current list of changes and new features active in the PBE, see: here.
The Public Beta Environment, or PBE is a "test-centric" server on which upcoming patches are available for public testing. This allows Riot Games to fix any bugs before the patch is released to the rest of the world. Players can test new champions and features before they are publicly released. This is an invaluable resource for Riot, as public testing saves time and resources as well as providing fun new opportunities for players.
Additionally, players on the PBE are given practically unlimited IP and RP. This allows players to purchase and use any champion, skin, or other feature in the game on the testing servers. While not necessarily for what the PBE was intended, this allows players to try out champions and skins before buying them on their actual accounts. This can be a valuable tool in making a well-informed purchase that the player won't regret.
What is the Public Beta Environment?
The Public Beta Environment (PBE) is a test environment used to collect feedback and bug reports for content being prepared for release to live environments. The environment is not meant for those wanting to simply try out the newest Champion or feature, but rather, for those who would like to partake in helping us ensure that we release only the top quality of features to our players.
How can I participate?
Sign-ups are currently closed.
We expect them to open back up around late December but that date may change.
When sign-ups open, you can find the sign up form here: https://pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/signup/index Please note that if you are having trouble signing up, make sure that PBE is selected as the region and you enter your birthday in the following format: DD-MM-YYYY.
Why can players only sign up for the first three days of every month?
Due to the enormous growth of player base on the PBE over the last few months sign ups have been temporarily limitted. Also, to ensure that the experience for those who have been participating in providing bug reports and feedback, sign ups are restricted. Plans to re-open sign ups in the future are underway but there are multiple changes that are to be made before allowing the population to grow further.
Sign ups are closed and may open up, depending on the number of members in the PBE.
Where can I download the client?
You can download the client here: http://pbe.account.leagueoflegends.com/. Simply click on "Download Game Here".
What do I do if I forgot my password?
If you need to reset your password, please visit http://pbe.account.leagueoflegends.com/
Click on Login in the upper right hand corner of the page to proceed.
How do I get level 30 on my account?
Upon creating an account, you will automatically be leveled to 30. Please relog if you do not see this immediately. If you are still having issues, a quick bot game should resolve the problem.
How do I get IP/RP on my account?
Accounts are granted 10,000 IP and 4,000 RP when first created. Please give up to an hour for this to be granted to your account. Additionally, for those of you who are active on the PBE, weekly stipends of both IP and RP are granted on Sundays. If you fail to receive your initial or weekly stipends, please submit a bug report. Please note, however, that you will not receive a weekly stipend if you already have large amount of IP/RP on your account.
Can I buy RP on the environment?
There's no need!
How do I report the bug I found?
When reporting a bug, please take a quick look at the forums to determine if it has already been reported. If it has, please submit your feedback on that forum thread to keep the conversation consolidated. If no thread can be found, please follow the steps here (fixed link) to submit your bug report.
How do I submit feedback on a new character/feature/etc?
Similar to submitting a bug report, if you would like to provide feedback on the newest champion or feature released on the PBE, please do a quick scan of the forums to see if the subject has already been created. If so, feel free to post your feedback in that thread and talk with your fellow PBE'ers about the new content!
If you cannot find a thread discussing what you would like to provide feedback on, feel free to post a thread about it!
Why is there a login queue?
When new content is released on the PBE, we see an influx of players attempting to login. This number typically exceeds the number of players we allow on the environment so a queue will form. Please note that when the maximum number of players on the environment is reached, the timer on the login queue may not update appropriately.
Why is the queue for my game so long?
With the size of the PBE being small in comparison to our other environments, some queues may take longer to populate. If you are experiencing longer-than-normal queues, trying starting a Custom Game or joining a different queue.
Why is my ping so high?
The PBE is used by players around the world while the servers are located in North America. If you are playing from a location outside of North America, you will experience higher-than-normal ping.
What is the gold medal symbol in the upper right hand corner of my client?
This is the Korea-specific feature testing for PC Bang rewards. Please visit this thread for details.
Where can I chat with my fellow testers?
Come hang out in Public Chat 1 and share what you found with other players on PBE. Generally, you will find a few Rioters around as well who are happy to receive your feedback, answer your questions, and occasionally play a game with a few people in the channel.
You can auto join this chat upon login by doing the following:
- Upon starting up the PBE client go the "View your chat rooms control panel" button located in the center bottom of your friends list tab.
- Click "Public Chat Room One"
- Click the gear in the top right corner.
- Click the Auto Join On Start Up Button.
Can I get punished for bad behavior on the PBE?
Please note that we do not tolerate abuse of the Summoner’s Code on any environment, including the PBE. If you are found to be harassing, trolling, abusing others, you will be banned from the PBE. We typically enact much harsher punishments on the PBE because we would like the environment to remain a viable place to test the new content.
Where can I find patch notes?
We currently do not post patch notes when we release new content but many players often do so a quick search of the forums may yield results. From time to time, you may see a post relating to new content to pinpoint your testing foci.
What can I discuss from the PBE?
There is no Non-Disclosure Agreement for the PBE.
You are welcome to discuss anything that is patched to the Public Beta Environment, although we would prefer it if you keep most bug reports and feedback contained to the PBE forums. Due to public nature of the beta client, patches introduced on PBE daily are being documented and published for other players in order to acquaint them with upcoming changes. Keep in mind not all of those changes will appear in the live client as the beta client is meant to be a testing environment.