Maokai temporarily disabled.

Posted on at 12:16 AM by Moobeat


Everyone's favorite treant has been temporarily disabled from champion selection due to a rather nasty bug. The bug occurs when a Maokai equipped with a Guardian Angel dies within his ultimate. Instead of a dead Maokai, the game will crash and cease to exist.

Riot Games is currently pushing a hot fix to resolve the issue. Until it goes live, Maokai is disabled in champion selection.

"4:54pm: We are currently investigating a crash related to Maokai. During this time we will be disabling the champion. I will update with more details when I have them.

5:03pm: A game engineer is currently looking at this issue.

5:25pm: We've successfully reproduced this internally and are debugging. We are investigating a fix for this now. This may take a little time to figure out exactly why it's crashing the game. I'll update within the half hour, but we don't have a set eta for the fix. It will depend on the complexity and whether it is a server-side or client-side patch.

5:57pm: No new updates at the moment. I'll update as soon as I have more information.

6:31pm: We are still working on the fix. The intention is to hotfix this once it is resolved. ETA is still unknown.

6:57pm: We believe we've found a fix. We are currently testing the implementation.

7:48pm: We are still testing. Unsure of eta on hotfix once it passes testing.

9:38pm: Still testing. The fix touches a number of different areas in the game code, so we want to make sure it does not cause any other bugs.

11:27pm: We are prepping a hotfix. In order to avoid downtime, we will be deploying in stages, so it may take some time before we re-enable Maokai. Thanks for your patience and we hope to have the fix out and ready over the next few hours.
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- RyanLaughlin, Assistant Producer, via the official forums.




11 comments

  1. great post
    following and $upporting

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  2. that is unfortunate, but it looks like the company is quick on its feet to resolve the issue.

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  3. Wow, looks almost abit scary

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  4. hahahah maokai has the end of the world spell under control!

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  5. I hate when things like this happen.

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  6. I heard about this bug yesterday. Good to see they;ve done something about it.

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  7. So THATS what happened! We thought our internet went out, but this explains everything.

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  8. Maokai doesnt bother me i never played that champ :)

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