Riot Games has a total of eleven servers around the world dedicated to League of Legends. Outages happen, so here is how to check if League of Legends is down in your region.
Total server outages are rare but still happen. Sometimes, part of the server gets disabled. For example, EUW could disable Solo Queue for a period of time while fixing an error, or a server shut down every other week for maintenance. It usually happens around 3 AM local time and lasts a couple of hours.
In the case of a total server outage for an unprecedented reason, it probably won’t be correctly communicated. The League of Legends client has a limited number of alert messages to give out to players. In most cases, it will recommend the players check the server status and no further information. Sometimes players check the server status, only to find out that the issue is not server related at all.
If the server is at fault, it’s easy to check it out.
Why is League of Legends down?
The League of Legends gods work in mysterious ways. When a server is completely down, Riot Games usually blames an “error” and leaves it at that. So, if you are expecting a technical explanation from the developer, chances are you won’t get a satisfying answer.
The first place to check the server status is in the Status Site. If there is an issue, it will be reported here. This site takes time to update and might not reflect the problem immediately. Another option to check for status is Riot Games’ Support Twitter account. This account shares exact maintenance schedules, and server problems and is a channel for players to communicate with support directly. If you have a problem with an event pass, rewards, or your account, Riot Support can lend a hand. Send a Twitter DM and they’ll have a fix for most common issues. All game-related bugs should be reported through the button in the client.