League of Legends client: Riot Games plans for 2020

One of the complaints that have been read and heard the most by the League of Legends community has to do with the game client and the ‘bad’ optimization of the game.

Since the  better nerf Irelia had not seen so many complaints going in the same direction, and that is that, although it seems silly, the game client needs an update.

Not because of the visual aspect, in which Riot Games worked and took care of the smallest detail, but because of the startup and performance problems it has. And it seems that in 2020 the matter can be settled.

Through a statement on the official League of Legends blog , Riot Games explained that, during the next 6 months, they will try to implement changes to improve the client’s infrastructure.

Priority Goals for Riot Games and the League of Legends Client

The issues that Riot Games prioritizes are, in short, boot time (client startup) and hang time in champion select. Something that, to many summoners, drives them crazy.

Graph showing client performance based on invokers' computers

Riot Games is completely transparent with the client, as they are not afraid to claim that they have made mistakes by implementing certain animations or  plugins that hinder maximum performance.

So what is Riot Games going to try to fix?

  • Reducir el tiempo de arranque a 15 segundos, incluso en ordenadores más modestos.
  • Bajar los tiempos de respuesta en la selección de campeones, a unos 100ms (8 veces más rápido que ahora).

Y te preguntarás, ¿por qué priorizan esto y no otros aspectos? Riot Games responde: “Vamos a revisar y mejorar ciertos aspectos fundamentales de la arquitectura del cliente. Creemos que podemos encargarnos de los errores, pérdidas de memoria y bloqueos mientras cumplimos estos objetivos”.

Además matizan que este plan de renovación durará 6 meses y que problemas comunes como la “pantalla negra” o que no se guarden las páginas de runas se podrán corregir en este tiempo.

Resumen de cómo van a hacer esots arreglos

Según Riot Games, el cliente actual de League of Legends utiliza numerosos plugins y aplicaciones de Ember, un Javascript que controla la interfaz de usuario.

Aseguran que hay unos 41 plugins distintos funcionando a la vez, así como 16 aplicaciones del script; cada uno tarda entre 100 y 800ms, es decir, mucho tiempo.

Por ello, tratarán de combinar todos estos plugins en uno para que carguen simultáneamente, aunque no tienen miedo en afirmar que no saben si será una solución eficaz.

Por otro lado, van a cambiar la forma en la que funciona la infraestructura del soporte de selección de campeones, cambiando el cómo gestiona los datos el cliente para intentar mejorarlo.

Equipo de rioters encargados de comunicar los cambios

It is not good news, it is very good. But keep in mind that touching the League of Legends client is an arduous task , and it will take patience to see the changes take effect, but the transparency and information is appreciated.

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