League of Legends files are corrupt? Here’s what to do.
LoL is a high-end video game, which hosts extended support for a number of operating systems. This ensures that more people are able to access and play the game.
However, issues like bug attack and/or hardware/system malfunction, often results in the corruption of the game’s files, leading to various forms of errors like crashes, game freezes and the likes.
To repair this corruption, follow through this guide.
How to Repair Corrupt League of Legends Files
This corruption could be caused by a bug on the game, or a bug/malware/virus on your PC/Mac. However, it’s quite difficult (even near-impossible) to narrow down the actual cause(s) of this corruption, if/when it occurs.
Anyway, you can try the fixes below, in the outlined order:
Note: Try and update your PC and graphics drivers before trying the methods below.
Method 1: Repair using the built-in repair tool
League of Legends comes with a repair tool, which is designed to fix/repair corruptions and get your game files back in shape. The tool is basically employed in fixing any form of file corruption associated with League of Legends.
To use this tool, follow the guidelines below:
- Open the game’s launcher.
- Locate “Settings” or “Options” (denoted by the “gear” icon) and click on it.
- Click on “Repair”.
- And wait for the repair to run.
After the repair, all inherent errors would be fixed.
Method 2: Repair Game’s Launcher
If you’re unable to launch the game conventionally; via the game’s launcher, you can repair the launcher in Windows Explorer.
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Click on the Windows + E keys to open “Windows Explorer”.
- Locate and open Riot Games.
- Open the League of Legends
- Go under the RADS folder, and double-click projects.
- Locate and right-click the lol_launcher
- Select Delete.
After deleting the folder, try restarting the launcher (normally). A fresh launcher file would be downloaded automatically. And you should be good.
Method 3: Use Hextech Repair
Hextech is an advanced repair tool, designed (and recommended by Riot Games) to fix corruptions that are too severe for the inbuit repair tool (on LoL).
This tool repairs and restores corrupt game files, in quick time. And fixes all sorts of errors associated with the repaired files.
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