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League of Legends runes system broken after patch 10.3

Published: 5/Feb/2020 12:51

by Joe O'Brien


League of Legends players are reporting that the latest update, patch 10.3, has broken the game’s rune system.

Runes are incredibly important to how effective each champion is, enhancing their abilities and statistics to optimize their performance in whatever areas the player wishes to excel in.


On February 5, Riot released the 10.3 update, which brought with it a variety of champion changes, including nerfs to some of the most powerful picks like Aphelios, Sett, Senna, and Akali. Unfortunately, it seems to have also introduced a bug that is resetting players’ choice of runes.

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Runes enhance champions’ abilities and stats, helping them optimize for particular play styles and roles.

Instead of the runes that they’ve selected, players are reporting that when they actually get into the game they’re being given a completely different set, which seemingly varies depending on which champion they’ve chosen.


Meanwhile, some players are also reporting that they can’t save new sets of runes, with the issues apparently affecting the entire rune system, and not only occurring once in a match.

The problem has been reported on multiple servers around the world, with Team Liquid pro Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng among those experiencing the issue.

Given how important runes can be to a champion’s success, this issue could have major consequences for those affected, especially if the player intended to use a strategy or play a role that is significantly different to whatever the default runes they get assigned are.


It’s not currently clear whether this issue has been fully addressed, but until Riot confirm that it has been fixed players may want to avoid ranked play at least, as there doesn’t appear to be any loss prevention in place. As a result, losses that come from incorrect runes may affect your rank like any regular game.

Given the severity of the bug, players will undoubtedly be hoping that Riot Games are able to fix it quickly.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.