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PVP.net was the front-end interface for the player versus player aspect of League of Legends. It was historically used interchangeably to describe the client but is now deprecated.

Functionality

PVP.net is a platform for League of Legends to launch from. It allows you to add friends, check the League of Legends store, and join chat rooms. PVP.net can be considered a separate entity from the actual game but the two are linked and cannot be used separately.

The interface received an upgrade when Season One kicked off. The redesign included new skin selection, a new profile page with more stats, Draft Pick compatibility, and a new look in general.

Interface

Launcher

The Launcher is the initial window that checks for game updates and launches the PVP.net client for League of Legends.

Login Screen

Login screen proceeds after the Launcher and is used by the player to login and sign-up the game, League of Legends. This window helps out sorting each players specific data with the login system. With each passing patch and some event, the Login Screen animation is changed accordingly.

Main Client Wall

PVP.net Main Hub 1

Main hub window (Patch 5.7)

The main client wall proceeds after the Login screen and is the main hub for several features options from the interface.

  • Information windows: These window showcase the lates information, events, current free champion rotation, new skins and skin sales, and optional spectated matches.
  • Play Wall: A "Play" button links to an option screen for several playable modes.
PVP.net Main Hub 2

Help window

PVP.net Main Hub 3

Options window

  • Options: This interface tool serves to tweak specific preferences on the PVP.net. Those the preferences are:
    • Chat,
      • Enable Language Filter: This option mutes the showing of any curse word typed in chat (mainly English curse words).
      • Enable Friend Notifications.
    • Sound,
      • Sound Effects (on/off and volume).
      • Music (on/off and volume).
    • General.
      • Disable Menu Animations.
      • Enable Newbie Help Tips.
      • Suppress Notification pop-ups.
      • Chat link use: Warns a player when he clicks on a chat link.
  • Hextech Crafting window: Showcases all obtainable rewards from playing games which are liked with the Champion Mastery.
  • Player Profile window: Showcases the selected Summoner icon, players in-game name and players personal amount of RP icon Riot Points and IP icon Influence Points. It is linked with the summoner profile page.
  • Riot Store: The Riot Store is the digital center in which people can buy objects with RP icon Riot Points and IP icon Influence Points to enhance their game experience in League of Legends.
  • Chat and Friends windows.

Trivia

  • If you type the link PVP.net into a web browser and press enter you will be redirected to Leagueoflegends.com.
  • PVP.net uses a "runtime environment" called Adobe AIR. It is however directly built in the client, and does not require any download/installation from you.
  • PVP.net is analogous to Blizzard's service Battle.net.
  • The login screen is absent in servers hosted by Garena . Instead, logging in with your Garena account through their gaming platform serves as a login session when running the game.
  • When re-installing the game after the new client went to live servers, the player will be redirected to install the new client. [1]

Media

League Client Update PRE-ALPHA

League Client Update PRE-ALPHA

References

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