Riot is doing its best Santa Claus cosplay and giving gifts of new software to our back-end infrastructure. On Wednesday, July 19th we’re going to turn ranked off at 1:30am PDT and then from around 3am PDT till 8am PDT perform some proactive software upgrades to our network routers. As with any software upgrade, this will add various software optimizations, enhancements, etc. to make it easier to support and maintain the routers in the pursuit of keeping a stable service.
While everything sounds good so far, there is a slight catch: updating routers means that some players might be bumped on their current path to our servers and re-routed, which might cause some brief disconnects (Which is why we’re disabling ranked, just in case). We’ll keep a close eye on the maintenance, and if things get too out of hand, we’ll react quickly.
We will make sure to update this thread with any updates on the maintenance or when it’s completed!