[League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*

**====UPDATE: 22 March 2016====** The temporary League client update PBE pre-alpha tech test has ended. On behalf of everyone on the League client update team, thank you again to all who jumped into the client to test it out and report bugs. As Riot Hark mentioned yesterday, we'll be back with more info about the upcoming alpha test within the next few months. Cheers! **====UPDATE: 21 March 2016====** Heads up! The temporary client tech test will be ENDING tomorrow morning, Tuesday March 22nd. If there are any bugs you have not yet submitted, please do so ASAP! Thank you to everyone who helped out with the test and reported bugs! We got plenty of useful data that will help us as we get closer to the client update alpha. We're not ready to start the alpha yet, but we'll be back with more info on that within the next few months. **====UPDATE: 16 March 2016====** We're aware that ARAM queue times are very long at the moment. We're exploring additional ways to address this, but in the meantime: 1) Test during peak hours: **6pm - 9pm (PST)**. Queue times should be shortest during these hours. 2) We'll be sending out additional tech test invites to get more players in the queue, so check your email! Thanks for your patience, and we appreciate everyone who's been testing and submitting bugs so far! **====UPDATE: 14 March 2016====** The client update tech test is now back ONLINE on PBE! If you've received an email invite, you should be able to log in again. Thanks for your patience. **REMINDER:** When posting in [this PBE board](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback) about the tech-test client, please put _[League client update]_ at the start of your thread title. We were just able to go through and add these to existing threads on the topic, but please put that at the start of your title :). **====UPDATE: 8 March 2016====** Hi folks, We're going to start sending out the email invites we mentioned below a little later today. Please check out the context below before jumping into the tech test, as well as the list of known issues. Reminder that this is a tech test, and you're going to encounter other issues. If you do and they are not in the list below, please use the bug report button icon that's located at the bottom of your friends list to let us know about it—if you need to share a screenshot of a bug, please leave it in [this PBE board](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback) and put this tag at the start of your new thread’s title: [League client update]. **How you can help if you get an email:** * Download, install, and patch * Log in (you can log in after client patches and before gameplay patch is complete) * Use the PLAY button to queue up for ARAM * Invite your friends on PBE when in the ARAM lobby (non-tech test participants with PBE accounts can still join you) * Play ARAM games * Use your friend's list to chat with friends, add new friends, etc. * If you crash, please completely fill out all requested information in the bugsplat window **_IMPORTANT:_** While the client is being updated, the rules are not: scripts, hacks, or modifications are still never cool. We can accurately detect players logging in with a hacked client versus a legitimate one that's been approved for the tech test. This test doesn’t represent the full product, and maintaining a consistent, healthy testing environment is critical to testing efforts. > **Major known issues:** > >General > > * Downloading the client installer using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge browsers will produce an error message. Please use a different browser (Chrome & Firefox work) to download. > * If you lose internet connection on the in-client alpha landing page, you'll receive a notification with an unclickable hyperlink to our support page > * On extremely rare occasions, you will notice assets missing everywhere on the client -- please restart to fix > * The settings window will briefly flash in the upper-left hand corner of your screen when you open it > * The client doesn't scale well with high dpi settings > * The client will close if you advance your computer's date/time > * If you attempt to repair an installation, the repair button animation gets stuck > * You are not notified if you disconnect from the Internet while patching > * You can't navigate away from the main landing page if you are disconnected from the internet and will see a white 404 error page > * When the client has been open for an extended period of time with no activity (9+ hours), all functionality is lost > * Disconnecting from the internet during an initial install may corrupt the install > * The uninstaller reports success even when unable to delete all files, which causes subsequent installs to fail until the League Client project is deleted > * You may experience a crash when self-updates finish and close > * [OSX Specific] The client disables screen sleep > * [OSX Specific] Pinning the client to the Dock, then launching from the pinned icon will cause a crash > * [OSX Specific] Progress bar not appearing when updating the game client > >Pre- and post-game > > * Occasionally, Lobby Tooltips don’t go away > * You don't receive a warning message if you decline 3 times on the ready check screen, but you may still incur a penalty if they dodge queue too many times > * Black screen may occur when transitioning into and out of ready check > * Invites and suggest panels load slowly > * Some players may experience performance issues with masteries and ARAM trades > * Skin selection carousel and chroma button don't appear disabled when champ select timer hits "0" > * Client window flashes briefly when your game is marked as victory/defeat before you click the button to leave the game > >Friend's list > > * 'Disable Notifications' currently doesn't function > * Game status' appears truncated in the friend's list > * Friend's list hovercards linger when you unfriend your last remaining friend /amumu > >More > > * *NOTE: You will encounter other issues, so please use the bug report button icon that's located at the bottom of the friend's list to let us know about it > >OSX > > * The upcoming initial PBE deploy for patch 6.6 _may_ have an issue that _potentially_ prevents players on OSX from being able to get into a game -- teams are actively working on this, so please watch [this link](http://status.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/#pbe) for updates. We'll remove this note if the issue is resolved. - - - - - - - - - **====ORIGINAL POST: 7 March 2016====** The [League client update alpha](http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/site/2016-season-update/client-update.html) isn't yet ready for primetime, but a few of our PBE players will soon get a chance to help us run the client through its paces in **a temporary tech test**. Our engineers need to make sure the stuff we're building deploys to servers properly and can survive load tests. Basically, we need a few of you to come stomp around in our bouncy house while we check it for leaks. This is a very early look at the updated client, so expect bugs. After a couple of weeks of testing, we'll turn the test off. http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/1-Game-Lobby-PBE.jpg _[[Click for full-sized version](http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/1-Game-Lobby-PBE.jpg)]_ In the next week or two, some of you will receive email invites with a download link for the client update on PBE. Be aware that we're only letting in **a few folks** for this tech test; testers who have their PBE account linked to their verified, live account have a better chance of getting in. We're also prioritizing players with mid-to-higher spec machines because this is an unoptimized, pre-alpha build. If you receive an invite, it'll only work for your account (sharing the download link with your buds won't get them in). http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/2-Ready-check-PBE.jpg _[[Click for full-sized version](http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/2-Ready-check-PBE.jpg)]_ For the purposes of this test, the special tech test edition of the League client update only includes the ARAM queue—it's got fewer moving parts than SR, so it lets us focus our test on the tech stuff that matters. Those who participate in the tech test will get an early look at the updated lobby, champ select, and end-of-game experiences from the updated client. If some of that stuff feels unfinished, that's because it is. We're still tweaking things while we get ready for the upcoming alpha. http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/3-ARAM-champ-select-PBE.jpg _[[Click for full-sized version](http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/3-ARAM-champ-select-PBE.jpg)]_ We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the updated client, but be aware that our focus during this temporary test is on ensuring that our technical foundation is solid—we're just kicking the tires as part of preparations for the road trip we're all about to take together. Once the live alpha begins, we'll begin really digging into player feedback and communicating about the ways it's helping us. If you find a bug to report, please use the icon that’s at the bottom of the friends list in the client to send along your report—if you need to share a screenshot of a bug, please leave it in [this PBE forum](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback) and put this tag at the start of your new thread’s title: [League client update]. http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/4-Scoreboard-PBE.jpg _[[Click for full-sized version](http://news.cdn.leagueoflegends.com/public/images/misc/forums/2016/4-Scoreboard-PBE.jpg)]_ We'll begin sending out the invite emails in the next week or two, so keep an eye on your inbox! If you have any questions or run into any issues, please comment in this thread—we’ll be monitoring it often.
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This looks pretty neat and sick! The thing I noticed was, there is no ward skin selection in champion select :3
No wards in ARAM :D
> [{quoted}](name=TheDeadlyBrain,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2016-03-07T20:06:12.101+0000) > > No wards in ARAM :D ^^ :)
If it was an aram, how did Yasuo buy all those items without dying ?
> [{quoted}](name=Canchin,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2016-03-07T20:14:25.437+0000) > > If it was an aram, how did Yasuo buy all those items without dying ? {{sticker:slayer-jinx-wink}}
so if we get an invite do we get a new alpha account or we are login in with our PBE info?
You'll log in with your PBE account if invited to the PBE pre-alpha tech test. Once we start sign-ups for alpha down the road, those players accepted will use their live accounts to log into the alpha (as the alpha will be connected to the live severs, meaning you can still play and chat with your friends who are not in the alpha).
You said in your post that only ARAM will be available in the alpha, will we still be able to log into the normal PBE client to play SR games? I'd imagine the alpha won't totally replace the live PBE client
> [{quoted}](name=Locutus of Borg,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=000b00000000,timestamp=2016-03-08T00:07:49.740+0000) > > You said in your post that only ARAM will be available in the alpha, will we still be able to log into the normal PBE client to play SR games? I'd imagine the alpha won't totally replace the live PBE client The post mentions that the special tech test edition of the League client update only includes the ARAM queue -- we're not in alpha yet :). If you get into the tech test, you'll basically have 2 icons/ clients since we're not replacing anything yet: Legacy PBE client (the one you use now) and League client update PBE (the one for the tech test).
I haven't launched PBE since I got my new computer a few weeks ago. Will it automatically register my specs when I log in?
I believe specs are captured at the end of a game, so maybe jump onto PBE and play a game if you can?
Are the banners no longer animated?
We plan to add more animation to the client throughout the alpha, but most of it isn't in there yet.
Just curious. By client do you mean pre-game client, in game client or both? Will this fix the "spaghetti code" that has become ever so popular?
> [{quoted}](name=EpicFailtality,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=001e,timestamp=2016-03-07T23:15:58.133+0000) > > Just curious. By client do you mean pre-game client, in game client or both? Will this fix the "spaghetti code" that has become ever so popular? The client refers to everything you experience outside of the map loading screen and gameplay on the map. Re: "spaghetti code" -- Yes, we're building the updated client in new tech: > **New Tech ** >We're abandoning the legacy client's tech framework and building the updated client from the ground up, so players will finally have the more reliable, responsive client they deserve. Bonus: teams at Riot will have an easier time developing and delivering new features.
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Does "New Tech" imply by any means the possibility of a Linux client within 2016? AFAIK the only problem so far from porting the OSX version was the use of Adobe's products. This should be removed by the new client.
> [{quoted}](name=Snooli,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=001e00000000,timestamp=2016-03-09T14:24:03.060+0000) > > Does "New Tech" imply by any means the possibility of a Linux client within 2016? > AFAIK the only problem so far from porting the OSX version was the use of Adobe's products. This should be removed by the new client. We're only planning to support Windows and MacOS at this time.
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Will you ban hammer that fool that released the video early?
That makes sense, it forced them to come out with all this, or this all fiasco was a "leak " on purpose xD
It didn't force us to put this out :). We always had planned to post this message up today, and we knew there was a chance for it to be pre-maturely discovered over the weekend due to some tests we needed to run: > As we're getting closer to opening up sign-ups for the League client update alpha test (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/site/2016-season-update/client-update.html), we're conducting internal testing so we're prepped for players to participate in the alpha. This required use of a live, public environment, and we knew there was a chance of it being prematurely discovered. That's okay, and we'll be sharing much more context on the League client update and its alpha test as we get closer to the alpha's start, including some info on the PBE boards in the next week or so in regards to an upcoming tech test.
Will there be a binary only for Windows in this round or there will be a binary for Mac too? (and hoping linux in the future)
> [{quoted}](name=ricardo21,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0024,timestamp=2016-03-08T00:58:53.413+0000) > > Will there be a binary only for Windows in this round or there will be a binary for Mac too? (and hoping linux in the future) Windows and and MacOS will be included in this tech test.
{{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}} so this isnt on pbe and we need to get another account feelsbadman
> [{quoted}](name=Jarito2G,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0026,timestamp=2016-03-08T01:46:00.346+0000) > > {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}} so this isnt on pbe and we need to get another account feelsbadman The tech test mentioned in the OP is on PBE, and those invited will sign in with their existing PBE accounts. Feel better! :P
**====UPDATE: 8 March 2016====** Hi folks, We're going to start sending out the email invites we mentioned [in this post](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback/yX4A82BF-league-client-update-briefly-visiting-the-pbe-for-a-pre-alpha-tech-test) a little later today. Please check out the context in that linked post before jumping into the tech test, as well as the list of known issues. Reminder that this is a tech test, and you're going to encounter other issues. If you do and they are not in the list below, please use the bug report button icon that's located at the bottom of your friend's list to let us know about it—if you need to share a screenshot of a bug, please leave it in [this PBE board](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback) and put this tag at the start of your new thread’s title: [League client update]. **How you can help if you get an email:** * Download, install, and patch * Log in (you can log in after client patches and before gameplay patch is complete) * Use the PLAY button to queue up for ARAM * Invite your friends on PBE when in the ARAM lobby (non-tech test participants with PBE accounts can still join you) * Play ARAM games * Use your friend's list to chat with friends, add new friends, etc. * If you crash, please completely fill out all requested information in the bugsplat window **_IMPORTANT:_** While the client is being updated, the rules are not: scripts, hacks, or modifications are still never cool. We can accurately detect players logging in with a hacked client versus a legitimate one that's been approved for the tech test. This test doesn’t represent the full product, and maintaining a consistent, healthy testing environment is critical to testing efforts. > **Major known issues:** > >General > > * If you lose internet connection on the in-client alpha landing page, you'll receive a notification with an unclickable hyperlink to our support page > * On extremely rare occasions, you will notice assets missing everywhere on the client -- please restart to fix > * The settings window will briefly flash in the upper-left hand corner of your screen when you open it > * The client doesn't scale well with high dpi settings > * The client will close if you advance your computer's date/time > * If you attempt to repair an installation, the repair button animation gets stuck > * You are not notified if you disconnect from the Internet while patching > * You can't navigate away from the main landing page if you are disconnected from the internet and will see a white 404 error page > * When the client has been open for an extended period of time with no activity (9+ hours), all functionality is lost > * Disconnecting from the internet during an initial install may corrupt the install > * The uninstaller reports success even when unable to delete all files, which causes subsequent installs to fail until the League Client project is deleted > * You may experience a crash when self-updates finish and close > * [OSX Specific] The client disables screen sleep > * [OSX Specific] Pinning the client to the Dock, then launching from the pinned icon will cause a crash > * [OSX Specific] Progress bar not appearing when updating the game client > >Pre- and post-game > > * Occasionally, Lobby Tooltips don’t go away > * You don't receive a warning message if you decline 3 times on the ready check screen, but you may still incur a penalty if they dodge queue too many times > * Black screen may occur when transitioning into and out of ready check > * Invites and suggest panels load slowly > * Some players may experience performance issues with masteries and ARAM trades > * Skin selection carousel and chroma button don't appear disabled when champ select timer hits "0" > * Client window flashes briefly when your game is marked as victory/defeat before you click the button to leave the game > >Friend's list > > * 'Disable Notifications' currently doesn't function > * Game status' appears truncated in the friend's list > * Friend's list hovercards linger when you unfriend your last remaining friend /amumu > >More > > * *NOTE: You will encounter other issues, so please use the bug report button icon that's located at the bottom of the friend's list to let us know about it > >OSX > > * The upcoming initial PBE deploy for patch 6.6 _may_ have an issue that _potentially_ prevents players on OSX from being able to get into a game -- teams are actively working on this, so please watch [this link](http://status.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/#pbe) for updates. We'll remove this note if the issue is resolved.
The client is cool, but the game won't even start for me. It's stuck on the champ select {{sticker:slayer-jinx-unamused}} Already reported the bugs
I got this problem as well. 1. entered ARAM game champ select. 2. got champ. 3. waited for game to start. 4. as soon as it counts down to zero and makes a noise like its entering the game it doesn't actually enter the game, but it does show the enemy team you were matched against.
> [{quoted}](name=sk8thendrum,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=00450000,timestamp=2016-03-08T23:14:13.562+0000) > > I got this problem as well. > 1. entered ARAM game champ select. > 2. got champ. > 3. waited for game to start. > 4. as soon as it counts down to zero and makes a noise like its entering the game it doesn't actually enter the game, but it does show the enemy team you were matched against. Are you on Mac? If so, this is listed in the known issues section.
I'm on windows / PC
> [{quoted}](name=sk8thendrum,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0045000000000000,timestamp=2016-03-09T00:08:18.361+0000) > > I'm on windows / PC Checked in with our network operations team, and it looks like some games are not starting (regardless of which client being used) due to the overwhelming demand to get on PBE and all the games starting (Aurelion Sol and this test went live today) -- they're working on improving things, thanks for hanging in there!
How many people are you guys inviting to the pre-Alpha? Are most people that want to test going to be left out of the initial invite?
We're not sure of the exact number we'll need for the this test, but it'll be a relatively small proportion of PBE players.
But can i still test the new champion on SR? How to switch from the alpha to the normal PBE?
The alpha client is installed and launched as a separate program (and separate desktop icon) from normal PBE. You can still launch PBE normally anytime to if you want to go test Aurelion Sol on SR. :)
**====UPDATE: 10 March 2016====** Hi all, We're going to be temporarily taking the League client update pre-alpha tech test offline tomorrow, Friday March 11, around 3PM PST/ 6PM EST for the weekend. We plan on bringing it back up early next week, and will update this thread again once it's back online. Thanks to everyone who's helped test so far, we really appreciate it and are getting a lot of great data. Also, we sent out some more invites yesterday, so feel free to check your email inboxes and a reminder of how you can help can be found [here](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback/yX4A82BF-league-client-update-briefly-visiting-the-pbe-for-a-pre-alpha-tech-test-updated-mar-8). **REMINDER:** When posting in [this PBE board](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback) about the tech-test client, please put _[League client update]_ at the start of your thread title. We were just able to go through and add these to existing threads on the topic, but please put that at the start of your title :).
I'm a little confused about the Linking PBE and live accounts. I've had a PBE account forever, but all the links in this thread and all the information seems to be about how to apply to be a PBE tester.
[Link](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-pbe-feedback/EYekhTA6-all-you-need-to-know-to-about-linking-your-pbe-account-to-your-main-account).
> [{quoted}](name=Amy Sery,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=00110000,timestamp=2016-03-07T21:11:12.817+0000) > > [Link](http://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-pbe-feedback/EYekhTA6-all-you-need-to-know-to-about-linking-your-pbe-account-to-your-main-account). Just wanted to thank you Amy Sery for posting these for your fellow players who were asking :) If I had gold starts to give, you'd get one <3
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The current client is built on Adobe Air so what is the new client built on?
> [{quoted}](name=Aldo,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2016-03-07T20:46:18.322+0000) > > The current client is built on Adobe Air so what is the new client built on? HTML/JS/CSS for the UI, C++ for the core functionality.
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In my opinion is this great that you guys are more working with visual updates. But please, please dont changed the lobby the old menu that we now still have (not champion sellect, just the screen while logged in) is still better, you have more vision about what you can do and see. The new menu (alpha) is too much blue and the play button isnt in the middle anymore and i really disagree with that. Also the old menu fits more in the game then the new one, the colour. And just the old lobby had more look and vision about it. It's just better i dont have a good feeling about the new one. For the aram update, its great! Maybe better then ranked, i really like it, but i still prefer the old results screen (after the game) Sorry that i cant explain it really good but i disagree with the new lobby PS. I still have a Pbe account, can i use it for alpha?
We will be iterating on some of these things (scoreboard for sure) once we've completed this tech test. Thanks for the feedback!
So whenever I download this it says that the signature of the installer is corrupt or invalid, what should I do? Is anyone else getting this?
Thanks for posting this. This issue can occur when downloading the client installer using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge browsers. We'll fix this in the future, but for now you can work around it using another browser (Chrome or Firefox will work).
====UPDATE: 11 March 2016==== The client update tech test is now OFFLINE for the weekend. We'll update this thread early next week when it's back up! Thank you to all the testers helping out this week.
====UPDATE: 14 March 2016==== ...and we're back! The client update tech test is now back ONLINE on PBE. If you've received an email invite, you should be able to log in again. Thanks for your patience.
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Bug : if i change Region, the new launcher bug a lot (can't reload, black screen when i relaunch,...) and i need to change the .yaml on Setting folder from "EUW"/"NA"/... to "TEST".
> [{quoted}](name=amedka,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=006d0000,timestamp=2016-03-14T20:40:25.944+0000) > > Bug : if i change Region, the new launcher bug a lot (can't reload, black screen when i relaunch,...) and i need to change the .yaml on Setting folder from "EUW"/"NA"/... to "TEST". Can you expand a bit on what you're seeing here? The only Region that should be available in the drop down should be PBE - are you seeing otherwise? Screenshot? :)
When I attempt to download the installer for windows, windows firewall is saying "The signature of pbe_PBE_Icu_alpha_installer.exe is corrupt or invalid." Anyone else having this issue? Should I disable firewall to download and then re-enable? I'm unsure of the security risks, obviously I trust Riot, but not sure why this is being blocked, or having issues.
We're seeing that issue show up when downloading the installer using Internet Explorer or Edge browsers. We don't have a fix in yet, but in the meantime you should be able to use another browser to download (Chrome and Firefox work).
Screen went all black during loading screen, tl;dr the information. how do i fix this?
Did the game still load up? Or just hang permanently?
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There is no language filter checkbox in the alpha that i can find, am I just missing it?
You're not missing it, we just haven't added it yet. :)
We just sent out some additional email invites, so check your email if you haven't received one yet!
> Use your friend's list to chat with friends, add new friends, etc. Apostrophe fail. My friend doesn't want me to use his list. I should use my own friends list, instead.
Ninja edit! >_>
could anyone post the link for download please?
Even with the download link, you won't be able to log in unless we've sent you an email invite directly.
I got the 3/14 e-mail and downloaded and installed the pre-alpha just now. The install went fine (although I had to guess from comments in this thread whether I was supposed to install it in my beta folder or my regular LoL folder -- answer: beta folder). However, I joined the queue for an ARAM game and... the queue time is now 29 minutes and still counting. Is there any way to make the matchmaking on the beta server less strict? These queue times are pretty ridiculous. Edit: 38 minutes and finally got a game acceptance... and someone else failed the ready check (of course). Back in queue... Edit 2: Yay! 42 minutes to get into a game!
We're aware the ARAM PBE queue times are too long, because the amount of players in the pre-alpha tech test is still pretty low. It's still helpful to our test even if you log in to the client but the queue times are too long for an actual game. We should see healthier queue times once the alpha is in full swing, down the line. Sorry about that, and thanks for hanging in there!
====UPDATE: 16 March 2016==== We're aware that ARAM queue times are very long at the moment. We're exploring additional ways to address this, but in the meantime: 1) Test during peak hours: 6pm - 9pm (PST). Queue times should be shortest during these hours. 2) We'll be sending out additional tech test invites to get more players in the queue, so check your email! Thanks for your patience, and we appreciate everyone who's been testing and submitting bugs so far!
Is it inteded that we need to patch the normal PBE and alpha PBE client seperately?
> [{quoted}](name=Kadoffe,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0085,timestamp=2016-03-17T22:31:07.308+0000) > > Is it inteded that we need to patch the normal PBE and alpha PBE client seperately? There will be separate patches for both, yes - but the game client in your PBE installation will only need to patch once, and is shared between the Legacy client and the client update.
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I wish there was a way to make the client smaller.. It takes up my entire screen and I'm unable to que because the client is just TOO big and I'm unable to reach the que button{{item:3070}} . (My screen is 1280 x 720 resolution). I hope there's a patch to be able to make the client smaller.
> [{quoted}](name=Rob,realm=PBE,application-id=AYQh7p7O,discussion-id=yX4A82BF,comment-id=0082,timestamp=2016-03-17T04:46:17.310+0000) > > I wish there was a way to make the client smaller.. It takes up my entire screen and I'm unable to que because the client is just TOO big and I'm unable to reach the que button{{item:3070}} . (My screen is 1280 x 720 resolution). I hope there's a patch to be able to make the client smaller. Screenshot for reference? (you may need to make your own post and add a screenshot to it) Would be mighty helpful :) Thanks for testing!
Got the invite but my windows told me that the download was harmful like it was corrupted and the signature was not valid. The download is called "pbe_PBE_lcu_alpha_installer" Is this the right download? I want to help you guys but I don't want anything bad on my laptop.
The file is fine -- we're seeing that issue show up when downloading the installer using Internet Explorer or Edge browsers. We don't have a fix in yet, but in the meantime you should be able to use another browser to download (Chrome and Firefox work).
(OSX) For clarification, I was able to install the client and log in just fine. I'm assuming the shop, profile page, news, etc are all disabled on purpose. The bar in the top left, is that to show that the client is updating? (and does that mean you are able to still access other core functions of the client during an update, just not start games?)
That's correct, most sections of the client are purposely disabled for now. The progress bar in the upper left shows patching progress for all League files (client, and game files). Although you won't be able to access most sections of the client during patching, you'll be logged in, able to see news and have access to your friends list. There will no longer be a dedicated "patcher" screen like the legacy client.
====UPDATE: 21 March 2016==== Heads up! The temporary client tech test will be ENDING tomorrow morning, Tuesday March 22nd. If there are any bugs you have not yet submitted, please do so ASAP! Thank you to everyone who helped out with the test and reported bugs! We got plenty of useful data that will help us as we get closer to the client update alpha. We're not ready to start the alpha yet, but we'll be back with more info on that within the next few months.
**====UPDATE: 22 March 2016====** The temporary League client update PBE pre-alpha tech test has ended. On behalf of everyone on the League client update team, thank you again to all who jumped into the client to test it out and report bugs. As Riot Hark mentioned yesterday, we'll be back with more info about the upcoming alpha test within the next few months. Cheers!
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