Saturday, November 21, 2009

League of Legends "Server UNAVAILABLE Are you Connected to the Internet?" Problem - How to Solve

One of the prime reasons I go out and buy a PC strategy game is if I see that the video game gets massive support from its developers. League of Legends, one of the best free PC strategy games I've come across, gets periodic patches from the Riot staff (whose ranks include the creators of the Warcraft strategy mod DotA). This downloadable freeware PC real-time strategy game gets balance tweaks, additional champions, and other doodads like skins from time to time.

Unfortunately, sometimes there are problems with its patcher.

So are you getting this?

It's downloading and the error message is driving you nuts.

The solution after the jump.




Select the launcher then press UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT UP UP DOWN DOWN. Enjoy the free PC strategy game. You also will have 30 lives and the megashells power up.

Contra never looked so good.

Seriously though, it works.

The solution was provided by the devs themselves.

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105 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow it works lol

Shazbot said...

Of course it does. LOL! You think I was kidding? :D

I had to delete some comment about me not getting the Contra code right LOL! He didn't read the post methinks.

Anonymous said...

wow! it works!

Anonymous said...

it actually does work :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word it really does! O_O

Anonymous said...

dude thankzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... i was reinstalling again and again. and getting tired of looking up for my firewall to see its unblocked again and again.. was on verge of giving up.. and yey it worked!!!! thanks dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! my first game i was 6/6/6... wooT i loved dota so I guess I did okay with this one for my first game :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude, it worked got passed the server not connected thing but now when Im logging in it says:

Connectuin failure: Unable to connect to the pvp.net server.
Click ok to close the client.

Shazbot said...

That error usually occurs when they've taken down the servers for maintenance (new champions, balance tweaks, fixing bugs, etc). Check the forums (under "Server Status") they post announcements of that sort there.

If all else fails, you may need to uninstall and install the latest installer they've put out.

I hope this helps. Happy gaming!

zuko said...

help me how i can't pls video on youtube

Shazbot said...

Do you mean to say you want to record a round of League of Legends and upload it on YouTube?

Use FRAPS. The demo version is free and it records audio too. The only thing to keep in mind though is that the freeware version only records in 30-seconds increments so you should do the recording with someone to help you start/stop the recording while you play.

JaccoG said...

whohohoww, I thought it was a scam, but I though, well, why not.. and it did work.. haha, crazyness.

Shazbot said...

Oh you unbeliever! Haha! Glad to know you found this useful! Thanks for the visit!

Anonymous said...

hey mine says all updates are complete, but has the "are you connected" message still, i tried your thing and it works. but when i log in, it keeps trying and never logs in. :S help plz

Anonymous said...

Using this i can play but still can't see the news and the store...

Shazbot said...

It happens. I haven't any problem with the news but the store is iffy. Sometimes it takes a moment to load.

Shazbot said...

Methinks I accidentally deleted one comment. To that person (who has problems with loading the game after all updates had been installed): if you have installed the game way before January 18: you might want to uninstall the game, download the installer, and reinstall the game. That happened to me too. However, this should be a last resort. Go to the game's official forums. There are fixes there. I hope this helps you.

Anonymous said...

its working but mines kinda glitching the screen shows up white but amazingly works.

Anonymous said...

you have a nice post. thanks for sharing this enormous resources. keep it up.

Tigras said...

What zuko is trying to say is that he wants you to upload a video on youtube when you're fixing it, lawl.

Shazbot said...

Oh. Nothing complex about it. Just make sure you have the launcher selected (not your desktop; it's easy to overlook this). For safe measure, click anything on the launcher that's not clickable - this will ensure that you have the thing selected. Then enter the arrow inputs in the specified order.

jawazitaly said...

HOLY! it works!

Anonymous said...

yeah the fact that it does work is totally badass haha. i love the internet!

Anonymous said...

holy crap it worked for me LOL

it said it was busy lol

Anonymous said...

lolz..it works but after i log in theres a CONNECTION ERROR Connection Failure : Unable to connect to the PVP.net server...can u help me

Kuker said...

LOL! Its really working xDDDDD

Anonymous said...

Hey man ya ur trick up down left right up up down down works! no doubt about it,. however it ((says)) server stats online,.. but i cant click news and clicking play is doing nothing.

Ildamos said...

Hello all,

I haven't played this game in quite a while. This trick works for others while for some it doesn't. You guys might want to ask around in the official forums.

I hope you'll find a solution fast. Good luck!

Happy gaming!

Ragefeederer said...

League of Legends is down as of May 15, 2010 at 4pm PST. It goes down a lot, maybe because they're bringin the servers in europe up? just play some dota

Anonymous said...

yeah, it's true, it's on LoL website now

Anonymous said...

it let's me get to the part where i enter my user name and password but not any further!!

totts x said...

Thankyou!
was driving me mad, it didnt work after i got a virus (which i got rid of) but it still wouldnt work :(
but your little trick does :D
yay!
x x x

Anonymous said...

wow it works XD i am now a believer ---- :D

Ildamos said...

To those who are still stuck after this fix, please take note that I'm just trying to help and am in no way affiliated with Riot.

Please consult the official forums if you still encounter problems. I wish you luck.

I haven't played this game in a great while.

Anonymous said...

woow man hahah i thought it was a joke but thanks it worked :D

Anonymous said...

still doesn't work...

Anonymous said...

LOLMAO at the begining i say fucking looser why he made jokes about the fucking problem i cant play all that shit and then i made AND IT WORKS I FUCKING LOVE U dude :D

Ildamos said...

I fucking love you too. :D

Anonymous said...

FUCKING LOVE U MAN

Ildamos said...

Haha! Please take note thought that while this fix may work for most people, sometimes it doesn't work. (Riot's servers may REALLY be down, etc.)

Anonymous said...

It works for me but when I was choosing a new game.pick normal>blank space.there were no options available (3v3 or 5v5). any fix on this problem??

Anonymous said...

Dude I also was a ubeleiever I didnt know what itd do uninstall LOL or something like things like this normally do.. something bad.. I got the error message at login like other people did but like u said its probubly because their changing the champions or something because this is the day their supposed to change

Anonymous said...

Yea this is just a workaround to a rare glitch. For the most part, the servers are truly down/busy.

Anonymous said...

xD it really works... gj and ty this was really helpful!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg, I thought this was just some BS joke at first, but i finally tried it expecting nothing to happen, and it ACTUALLY WORKED. Thanks a lot dude.

Anonymous said...

Screen recording turns up a black video. All black. Solutions?

Ildamos said...

League of Legends is problematic when it comes to recording. I have a registered (paid $30) for GameCam and whenever I try to record it, the game crashes. Sorry bud.

Give FRAPS a go though. The have a free version that can record 30-second segments. Just have your significant other press "Enter" everytime it ceases to record.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

It works! thank you for the help but it keeps saying when "Connection Failure: Unable to connect to the PVP.net server." Whenever I try to log in?

Anonymous said...

OMFG IT WORKS AHAHHAHAHA

jovan said...

OU MY FKING GOD TANK YOU!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy Contra! It works!

Anonymous said...

umm i did this it made it so i could login ect. but when i tried to join a game i couldn't it won't show the 5v5 or 3v3 for me, but im sad because i use to be able to play this game normally and it would work but then my internet went out and now it won't work correctly.....

Anonymous said...

Yeah i need help. Sure it changes it to Online. But when ever i get near the end of a patch or half way my freaking download speed cuts down to 2KB/s And it says it will take more then 7 days. Even after i do this if i close it and restart it. It once again says unavaliable. Why wont it Work its kinda pissing me off and i could really use some help from you guys

Anonymous said...

I am amazed! I had re-installed, deleted all my content and redownloaded the game 5 times and the fix was really something as simple as this!?

Ildamos said...

Please take note thought that while this fix may work for most people, sometimes it doesn't work. (Riot's servers may REALLY be down, etc.)

Dave said...

lmao i was just getting this problem and then i tried it and it worked :)
thanks

Anonymous said...

do i have to perform this every time i wan to play now? WHY?

Ildamos said...

No. There's a glitch in the system I think. Sometimes, even though the servers aren't down, you're greeted with the SERVER UNAVAILABLE screen. Then you have to enter what I detailed above.

However, if the servers are really down, no amount of keyboard sorcery will save us.

NujabesNinja said...

This is NOT a joke. It actually works. 100% real! A+

Anonymous said...

10X MAN U R GEATE IT WORKS 10X AGAIN

Kim Thore Mikkelsen said...

lmfao it worked..

Stefan said...

i make like this but when i want to connect it says:
Client version 1.16.14 is rejected by server

MHKK said...

it works when i do the up,down.left,right,up..... thing
but then later on when i tried to login it says "connection failiure: unable top connect to PVP.net.server"

whats happening???

HELP!!!!

Ildamos said...

Of course it works. HOWEVER, please take note that in instances where Riot's servers are down, no amount of keyboard sorcery will save us. RiotPendragon confirms that this week, they are having problems with their servers.

Anonymous said...

Holy mother....
tanx man
thats really amazing
it works:))))
:X

Huitzi said...

are you a wizard?

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thanks working!

Ildamos said...

Haha! Thanks! I am not a wizard. Just a fellow gamer trying to help others out.

Glad to help. You are all welcome.

BoB.Loco said...

the trick is known to me, hardcore LOL player, but i rcon this cheat code is from another game but cant remember wich one =) Hint me !!

BillieBomba said...

hi guys

when do i have to use the code??
before it says its unavalable or when i have the screen in front of me that says its unavalable?
(my english isnt rlly good, srry)

Damaztur said...

When it says it's unavailable.

Anonymous said...

It work !! You are the best man !!!

Bawb said...

bwahaha, a dude told me this, and i was sooo convinced he was joking. But well, curious me just tried and it worked xD
Bravo xD

Anonymous said...

It doesent work...

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP i thought u were joking but wow it works thankz

Stone Cold n00b said...

lol are you shitting me! That was awesome! hahahaha

Anonymous said...

i've used this code a lot but today it's not working anyone else finding it no longer works?

Ildamos said...

In instances where Riot's servers are down, no amount of keyboard sorcery will save us.

Or perhaps they changed something. If the above doesn't solve your problem try posting a query on the official LoL forums.

Good luck and happy gaming!

Christian said...

For a while this worked and i was very happy, but the last patch made it stop working for me.

I started reading some official troubleshooting FAQ's to try and fix my problem and i found a solution:

Resetting my internet explorer settings (which are linked to Windows internet settings) did the job for me and i no longer need to press up, down, left right.... instead the server is just online and works.

http://support.leagueoflegends.com/entries/234288-

Ildamos said...

Thanks for the heads-up Christian. I can't verify this as I haven't played LoL in quite a while.

Anonymous said...

Hello
Ive the same problem like all of you. But the Trick with the Arrow keys does not work.
I tried to find a solution. There isnt a solution.
Please help me!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think is doensnt work anymore

Ildamos said...

Maybe they've changed something now. Try visiting the official forums.

Anonymous said...

it is not working for me what do i do?

Anonymous said...

It doesnt work :( pls help

Anonymous said...

They removed it, no longer works.

Ildamos said...

Try visiting the official forums. I hope that will solve your problems. Happy gaming!

Anonymous said...

It's patched now, what can I do when server is unaviable? Need help

Anonymous said...

mines not workin can u help me

Ildamos said...

Hello. I think Riot has taken out this code judging from the comments I've received. Go to the official forums. Maybe they can help you out. Very sorry about this.

LMV said...

DID NOT WORK!

Ildamos said...

"Hello. I think Riot has taken out this code judging from the comments I've received. Go to the official forums. Maybe they can help you out. Very sorry about this."

coa said...

how it doesn't work???

Anonymous said...

It don't work anymore :,(

Stefano said...

RIOT actually removed the code but they are using another one now ( i came across it trying some codes... took me some time ) If any of you guys want it, maybe i can tell the Blog Owner by e-mail, cause i'm not sure if this is even right.

-------------------------------------

1 - Wait for the Launcher to Update
2 - If it's unnavailable, press:
Left, Right, Left, Right, Down, Down, 34
**You need to press 34 in the numpad1. In the numpad2 the code does not work.

Ildamos said...

@Stefano: Thank you for this heads-up! I will mention you in the main article.

@All the others saying this doesn't work: I've already pasted this multiple times already:

""Hello. I think Riot has taken out this code judging from the comments I've received. Go to the official forums. Maybe they can help you out. Very sorry about this."

I haven't taken this post down in the hope that someone can present a fix and I think with Stefano's comment someone finally has.

Anonymous said...

Time to update.. new launcher and a new code

Anonymous said...

ido the "up...down" thing and it turm to online but the PLAY buttom remain black

Anonymous said...

This dude's just trolling u...
Can't believe I actually tried it. Server down for so long got boring... -_-"

Ildamos said...

Did you even bother to read what I've posted several times already?

"'I've already pasted this multiple times already:

'Hello. I think Riot has taken out this code judging from the comments I've received. Go to the official forums. Maybe they can help you out. Very sorry about this.'

I haven't taken this post down in the hope that someone can present a fix and I think with Stefano's comment someone finally has."

Samer said...

Anyone having trouble logging on now?
Says unavailable, I read this whole thread.
How do I solve this problem?

Anonymous said...

i try this solution but don't work... when i try to start LoL he says unavailable and later undefined and i can't click the play button...

Anonymous said...

thanks! cant believe it. the solution is ridiculuos

Ildamos said...

@_@ Whoa. This solution still works? Nice.