Riot Games is implementing an upgrade to the PH server later this month, offering lower ms to players in the Philippines for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. According to the official announcement, players might be able to experience LoL and TFT with 15-25ms. More importantly, players won’t have to undergo any account changes. This will be done by adding PH local servers in Manila, in order to help connectivity.
During August the team responsible for the PH local servers will help League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics players play smoother in the whole country. In Manila, in particular, Riot Games intends to bring the latency down to 15-25ms from 45-50ms that it is now. The Philippines has a huge player base. So, it makes complete sense for the company to want to invest more in gameplay experience in the country:
“We’re working hand in hand with local companies to install game servers in Manila for League and TFT. Those will allow for average ping speeds of 15-25ms for players here in the Philippines”, the press release reads.
For Manila in particular, the press release explains:
“While notable improvements can be expected across the country, some players in central Manila may even experience pings under 15ms”
According to Riot Games, players won’t need to take any additional actions in order to experience the new changes and there probably won’t be any downtime before the roll in either:
“Our teams are working hard to deploy the PH local servers and running all the required tests and checks. Players can start to experience improvements from the middle of August onwards. We don’t anticipate any server downtime and there won’t be any special steps that players have to take, but do keep sharing your feedback as we go along!”
For what it’s worth, if you are in the Philippines and have struggled with high ping until now, sit tight! Help is coming your way.
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