Report: UK Anti-Porn Filter Messing with League of Legends Updating

The anti-porn filtering law takes effect the United Kingdom this month, but according to a forum post over at the official League of Legends community site, the new system may also stop you from updating your favorite MOBA game in the region.

The filtering system implemented by ISPs may cause problems for some League of Legends users who haven't opted out of the screening. The patch for League of Legends accesses a couple of URLs with the letters S and E followed by X in them, and that's enough to get a blocking message from the system, apparently. Basically it means that you might not be able to patch your game.

A user named "Summoner Boompje" noticed this a couple of days ago, and posted about it on official League of Legends European forums. The URLs contain a couple of files – "VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj" and "XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj" that the porn-blocking system doesn't seem to like.

Unfortunately if you are in a household that hasn't opted out of the system (or opted in as the case may be), you have very few options: some have suggested having a friend download the files you need, zipping them and sending them to you somehow. That's not exactly the most optimal or easy way to patch a game.

We also wonder what other services and files this new blocking system will mess with given that it all seems to be based on files and sites with names that might be misconstrued as porn links…

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Source: Kotaku

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