Riot Games has banned hundreds of League of Legends players for using an exploit that it affectionately calls "bullshit." A small number of League of Legends players were using an exploit that let them cast powerful spells consecutively without the cool down time associated with such powers. This happened because the exploit let players add more points to the game's Mastery system than would normally be allowed. Riot Games has plugged the hole on that exploit, much to the chagrin of exploiters.
That's bull****, and we're not going to allow it," said Riot Games community manager Andrew Beegles in a post on the League of Legends forums. "We take this seriously. Nothing is more important to us than the sanctity of our game, competitive or otherwise. As soon as we discovered the issue, we immediately dropped everything to find both immediate and permanent fixes. I'm happy to report that the immediate fix has been implemented, and we'll be restarting all regions this evening to add some redundancy which will prevent similar exploits in the future. As we continue to investigate and further analyze data, our primary commitment is identifying players affected and doing everything within our power to make it right."
"Is this the end of people trying to ruin your experience? No. But we're committed to stopping this kind of behavior in its tracks, and are discussing ways to increase our monitoring and development as part of that commitment. We have comprehensive logs and data that allow us to see precisely who did what, and also who was negatively affected by this malicious behavior. We've identified all of the players that have been using this exploit, and we're going to be taking firm action against their accounts."
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