Tips for Fixing LoL Patch Issues
League of Legends is updated regularly. These updates change some gameplay elements and fix bugs. If you want to enjoy the best experience, you should every patch. However, errors may happen during the process. If you don’t fix these errors, you will end up with an obsolete game. Here tips on how to solve LoL patching issues.
Check the internet connection
You won’t be able to play if the internet connection is not working properly, so check the router and internet connection. If you find any issue, fix it right away.
Disable Window’s UAC
UAC (User Account Control) prevents legit apps, updates, and programs from installing, so disable this security measure when installing LoL updates. Input UAC in the Search box and click Change User Account Control > Never Notify > Ok. Restart your PC and try to update LoL. After installing the update, you should bring back the previous UAC settings.
LoL works with TCP/IP settings, so the patcher may not function properly if the settings are different. To reset the TCP/IP settings, right-click Start and select Command Prompt. Input “netsh winsock reset,” and then press Enter. Restart the PC. Launch LoL and then try to update it again.
Run LoL as Admin
You can run LoL as Admin as the patcher should have Administrator privileges to work properly. Go to your Desktop and right-click the LoL icon. Select Run as administrator.
Change the Screen Refresh Rate
Perhaps you have received a patch, but you cannot see it because the screen refresh rate of your PC is wrong. To correct the screen refresh rate, right-click on the Desktop and click the Display icon > Advanced Settings link > Display adapter properties > Monitor tab. Change the Screen Refresh Rate to 60hz or 59hz then click Apply. Restart LoL.
Fix Game Files
Corrupt game files prevent the patcher from functioning properly. You can use LoL’s repair tool to fix game files. To do this, run LoL and click “?” Click Repair and wait. This can take anywhere from five minutes to more than thirty minutes, depending on the number of corrupt game files that need to be repaired. Restart LoL and update it again.
Type Firewall in the Search box and open the app. Turn off your Windows Firewall. Re-launch LoL and try to update it again. It’s best to turn on the Firewall again after you’re done installing the updates. Windows Firewall helps keep the computer safe from viruses and malware.