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League of Legends patch files banned by the UK porn wall

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Last year the tory government erected a massive porn wall that stopped naked people flooding into Great Britain, their rude and naughty jiggly bits crashing into the wall like the waves on the cliffs of Dover. Unfortunately the latest set of files to have their visas stamped DENIED at the wall belong to League of Legend’s new patch. The reason for refusal isn’t to do with skimpy outfits or copulating avatars though; just simply that the robots manning the porn wall don’t seem to understand that the letters S, E, and X being together doesn’t always mean moans and groans.

The UK anti-porn agreement means that the four big ISPs in the country filter out files believed to be related to pornographic content, and clearly the simple word ‘sex’ sends its klaxons off. Forgetting the fact that ‘sex’ is often used in exchange for the term ‘gender’ and thus entirely harmless, in League of Legend’s case the word sex isn’t actually involved. The files being blocked are ‘VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj’ and ‘XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj’, which as you can see manage to spell out the dirty three-letter word, despite actually referring to timer climaxes and extending items. Totally innocent.

News of problems were first reported on the League of Legends subreddit, where user LoLBoompje sought help from other forum users to solve his problem. He noted that the issue had been reported “a few times already”, and that the culprit seemed to be the porn filters. Eurogamer proceeded to investigate. Riot explained to them no official complaint had been made to them, but they would look into it and monitor the situation. “”Our feedback to players is to double check with internet service providers and if anyone experiences a problem, get in touch and we will be able to help” they said.

The anti-porn filters only kick in if you are a new customer to a UK ISP since the agreement was made by the government. If you’re having difficulty patching your League of Legends client, it may be time to give a call to your provider and have your opt-out filter taken off. Just don’t explain it’s for a game; they’ll probably think it’s just a lame excuse.

Thanks, PC Gamer.