: [League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*
====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.
: (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.
: 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).
: [League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*
====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!
: 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!
: 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.
: > 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.
: [League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*
We just sent out some additional email invites, so check your email if you haven't received one yet!
: There is no language filter checkbox in the alpha that i can find, am I just missing it?
: Screen went all black during loading screen, tl;dr the information. how do i fix this?
: 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).
: [League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*
====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.
: [League client update] Briefly visiting the PBE for a pre-alpha tech test *Ended Mar 22*
====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.
: 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).
: 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. :)
: 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.
: 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.

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