Critical Game Errors Emerge Following Patch 13.20 in League of Legends - Developers Rush to Address
- Oct 12, 2023
League of Legends is an expansive multiplayer online game. Since it initially launched in 2009, Riot Games, the developers of this game, have always endeavored to keep it fresh with regular updates. Besides the occasional event-specific game modes, the developers tend not to remove a lot of content from the game, maintaining numerous skins, champions, and abilities as they have been since the game first hit the market.
This preservation of content, however, does occasionally create opportunities for bugs and glitches to surface, particularly when Riot adds a fresh character or new mechanics to the game.
Luckily, Riot is well-known for its prompt bug resolution, typically rolled out via patches. These can generally rectify any issues. However, ironically, they can sometimes also usher in new ones. This was the case with the ill-fated Patch 13.20 – an update which, it seems, has wreaked havoc within the game itself.
The infamous Patch 13.20 has instigated several significant issues. These include random voids forming within the map, plants popping up within player bases, and issues with the elemental dragon maps, just to name a few.
On top of these problems, the abilities of Illaoi’s Test of Faith and Tryndamere’s Spinning Slash have also malfunctioned due to this update. All of this chaos has been unfolding while teams are practicing ('scrim') for the approaching Worlds 2023 tournament, posing a severe hurdle for the players.
The League of Legends development team’s Twitter account has noted that they have rolled out a fix for several of the identified bugs in patch 13.20. However, given the severity of the game's current situation, it is uncertain whether further bugs may be discovered in the coming days.