LoL: Riot’s human error in the latest patch explains why the game has “so many” bugs

The League of Legends community is particularly demanding on the quality level of the title and asks Riot Games for a completely bug-free game. This is a reasonable request from players, who need to raise the bar for the game to run as well as possible. However, there are times when it is nearly impossible for developers to get their job done. This is what we often say when a new bug is discovered. Rarely, however, have we seen such an egregious example as the one that occurred after the release of patch 12.22.

A trifling mistake causing a catastrophic bug

With the release of the 2023 preseason, the Technochemical Dragon has been reintroduced into the game. This monster was already known to the community, but was redesigned from the ground up to change whatever bonuses it offered or the transformation it caused in Summoner’s Rift. The new version is much more popular with the community and less disruptive to the game. However, there are three champions that have caused Riot Games a major problem. They are Karthus, Kog’Maw and Sion. They can all “inexplicably” revive if they have a Techno-Chemical soul.

The interaction doesn’t seem to make sense, why the new version of the techno-chemical soul is unable to revive champions. We also know that the dragon was programmed from the ground up after he disappeared at the start of last season. A situation that raised doubts within the community when they saw the same video clip that you can see above. Luckily, an employee of Riot Games wanted to dispel the doubts of all League of Legends players by explaining why this bug occurred. A clarification that, among other things, has made it possible to understand how the slightest oversight can lead to this type of scenario.

Riot GalaxySmash, part of the League of Legends analytics team, explained the situation. He confirmed that the dragon is brand new, but that toosome of the working code for the Techno-Chemical Soul was written into the champions themselves and not the neutral monster. Basically, Riot Games made exceptions for characters that had death-related passives (like Karthus, Sion, and Kog’Maw) to work logically (death, soul activate, then passive). Now what happened is that they forgot to delete it. Once the Technochemical soul returns to the game, the special code of these characters is re-executed generating the bug.

Riot Games has promised to fix the bug as soon as possible

A Riot Games employee, who may no longer work for the company or play League of Legends, added a few lines of code that were essential for one of the game’s hundreds of elements to work as intended. . When this item was removed, nothing should have been touched, which is the best way to avoid further bugs. It wasn’t until a year later that the company was forced to make changes and they realized the problem. Of all the bugs in League of Legends, we don’t know of a more humane one.

No matter how talented the developers are, the human factor is a part of League of Legends, and there is no way to prevent oversights or oversights from happening.. Especially when you’re dealing with so many factors that Riot Games employees have to manage.



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