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League of Legends Bug Allows Every Player To Pick The Same Champion

| 7 Oct 2013 08:20

Ever imagined a League of Legends game where every champion was Karthus? Now, it's possible.

One of the overarching rules of MOBA type games like League of Legends is that only one player can pick a specific champion (or if you're playing blind pick, one player from each team). Well, thanks to a "bug" that League of Legends fans have discovered, it's now possible to play games without this restriction. Five Karthuses vs Five Sorakas? How about five Heimerdingers vs another five Heimerdingers? Check out the video to the right to see some of the crazy match-ups people are trying out.

The bug is accessed by editing some files in your League of Legends folder, and while we won't post exactly how to do it here, you can still experience the bug without modifying your game code by joining one of the numerous "5 X vs 5 Y" games that are currently being hosted in the custom game lobby.

Obviously, the mode is horrendously unbalanced, and not intended for public use. Apparently, Riot added a picking mode that allows the selection of duplicate characters a while ago, but it has remained undiscovered for so long. Internally, this mode is called GAME_CFG_BLIND_DUPE, which means that it may become an official game mode in the future, or was an idea that was scrapped and never fully removed.

We at The Escapist want to remind everyone that exploiting the game like this is technically against the Terms of Service. Riot isn't usually the kind of company to slam the banhammer down en masse for stuff like this, but just to be extra cautious, you may want to enjoy this one vicariously from YouTube videos instead.

Source: Reddit, YouTube

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