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League of Legends Update Finally Stops 4 v 5 Games

| 18 May 2016 22:47
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Ever get stuck in a 4 v 5 because a teammate disconnected at the start of a game? This new League of Legends patch will fix that!

League of Legends' 40-minute plus long matches ask for a pretty big time commitment from players. Being stuck in a losing game and forced to wait the whole thing out sucks big time - especially when you are down a player right from the get-go. Thankfully, Riot has now finally implemented a solution for 4 v 5 games - /remake. Basically, if a team member disconnects or leaves at the start of the game, the remaining 4 players have an option to "remake" the game, getting spit back into the lobby without penalty.

Here are the details:

  • If any player is dc'd or flagged afk for at least ninety seconds at the three minute mark, and no there's been no first blood, all players on the short-handed team are prompted to /remake with a chat message
  • All players on that team have one minute to prompt a vote by typing /remake in chat
  • The vote needs at least two of four players (30% of players in game) to agree, at which point the game ends
  • All players connected to the game basically pretend the game never happened, gaining or losing no LP/IP/XP, and seeing no change to their overall W/L records
  • The dc'd player (or players) takes full LP losses or drop a promo game, and are also flagged by Leaver Buster

/Remake will be available in all of League of Legends game modes, with the exception of bot matches, and ranked matches in Diamond V and above. It will hit the NA servers first, before eventually being rolled out worldwide in patch 6.11.

This is a great move, but honestly, it's about six years too late. Playing a 4 v 5 in League of Legends is honestly one of the worst feelings in gaming - especially as the game actively punishes you for "abandoning ship", forcing you to spend up to 40 minutes in a hopeless battle.

Source: Riot Games

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