Title: Patch: I think it's been around since season 5 - Timing out at champ select
Type of Bug: Client, when going into champ select
Reproduction rate: I try to avoid triggering this as it imparts a queue dodge penalty
When in champ select, alt-tabbing out of the client and visiting certain websites (browser doesn't matter) the champ selecting part of the client freezes. The timer will still count down, chat still works, but you can't select a champion or masteries. The timer will count to zero and then stay on zero for a while, then after a minute or so, you get a "trying to reconnect" dialogue box. In the old client you got a pop-up saying "connection time out", but there is no error message in the new client.
[This bug also happens during match finding, but then it only locks you out of accepting the match and it doesn't impart a queue dodge penalty]
This is how it looks when the reconnect box doesn't do its thing
Note that this only affects the champ selection part of the client, chat still works fine, both what you type yourself and what your teammates type.
This is not related to internet connection (as pre-game chat and visiting websites still work)
This is not related to operating system as I have repeated this bug over 3 different versions of windows, on 3 different PC's, on 3 different internet connections
This probably isn't browser related, I tested this bug on IE and chrome on every PC and the bug happens with either browser
As far as I know, no Riot staff has ever responded to this bug except to refer to some flow chart which doesn't fix the bug
From experience, these websites cause the bug to trigger:
- Any "wikia" site
- SMBC comics
- Any HIVE works webcomic
(- Maybe Imgur)
And please don't give me any flow chart advice on how to "fix this bug on my end", none of it works. The problem isn't on my end, I have great and consistent internet access, and I have no firewalls blocking parts of the client.
If you do think it's on my end, please explain how I can be disconnected yet still be connected to a working chat.