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New Poppy exploit is already getting League players banned

Published: 19/Jun/2020 6:11

by Andrew Amos


A League of Legends exploit has been found involving Poppy and Hexflash, leading Riot to disable the Inspiration rune, but not before some players were banned for intentionally feeding.

Global ability exploits have been used in the past on certain champions. Kayn was disabled just a few weeks ago because of one, and players in China who previously used an Ornn exploit with his W got banned for three years.

However, as soon as Riot squashes one, it always seems like a new one appears. This time, it’s with Poppy, and it might just be the easiest of the bunch to replicate.

Lollipoppy splash art for League of Legends
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Riot are dropping the banhammer on players, not for abusing the Poppy exploit, but being on the receiving end.

Prolific League of Legends bug finder ‘Vandiril’ shared the exploit on June 18, showing just how easy it was to do. First of all, you need to lock in Poppy. Secondly, you need to take Hexflash. And that’s pretty much it.

If Poppy used Flash while in base as the gates were coming down at the start of the game, and then used Hexflash while in fountain, they would have access to a global range Q. This would hit everything on the map ⁠— champions, minions, jungle camps, the lot.

This means that enemies could hardly leave their base before they were killed by Poppy over and over again.

Obviously, this led to some hilarious situations, where Poppy players would rack up hundreds of kills as the enemies wallowed in their misery, waiting for the enemy team to end it all.

However, that wasn’t the only bad news awaiting those players. Some people who faced up against the Poppy exploit were actually banned for intentionally feeding ⁠— most for just 14 days, but for some, it was the final strike on their accounts.

There hasn’t been any sanctions laid against players who abused the exploit though. In previous cases, Riot has forgiven players for the most part, although 3,000 players were banned in China earlier this year for bug abuse.

Hexflash disabled message in League of Legends
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Hexflash is currently disabled as Riot looks to tackle the exploit.

The Hexflash rune is currently disabled if you try to play, so there’s no way to replicate this exploit anymore. Riot are presumably looking at a way to patch it out so players can’t rack up hundreds of kills just standing in base.

If you try to equip Hexflash in the Inspiration tree, your rune choice will automatically swap to Perfect Timing. Of course, if you’re playing a champion who would typically use Hexflash, like Thresh or Leona, this may be annoying ⁠— so maybe stray away from them for the time being.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.