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Will Riot ever fix the LoL client? Latest update shows attempts

Riot Games continue to work on fixing the countless bugs associated with the League of Legends client, and a new update indicates that a significant optimization might be coming soon. 

The LoL client is still a problem for many players every day, and Riot continues to push out updates intended to fix it. In its most recent update, Riot shared some new information around the company's biggest priorities right now. These priorities include an update to the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF), which should continue to reduce crashes, increase compatibility, and overall improve the user experience. 

For now, Riot is looking to get a new CEF update out on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) by early August which will likely be launched a few patches after that. The other top priorities for Riot will be to revisit the end of game sequence, which still seems to have some bugs to tackle despite recent improvements in that area. Riot will also be looking at client stability, especially in cases where players have returned to the client from a PC in sleep mode. 

The question from the player base still remains if these updates will truly fix the client or if it’s once again a case of empty promises from Riot Games. 

Should fans trust that Riot can fix the LoL client bugs? 

For years, the biggest complaints towards Riot have been about the LoL client. Despite being the biggest online multiplayer game out there, the game client is still full of bugs and slow loading times. Riot has been working to solve these issues for a long time, starting with the first client cleanup update last year. 

In these updates, Riot has shared the thoughts behind the client and the improvements being made to it. The increased transparency has been great for players to follow, but there still seems to be a long way to go. Even after eight of these updates, players from all over the world are still reporting bugs that should have been handled several updates ago. 

This has gotten a big part of the community to turn critical towards any new promises made regarding the client. A general trend is that players want to see the improvements in action before they believe them, which is now what Riot needs to provide. The optimization updates to the client sound great so far, but Riot will likely need to deliver these optimizations in practice for players to be convinced. 

If Riot manages to deliver on the most recent promises, then players should see improvements to the client going into the latter part of the year. 

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