LoL Server Status Downtime and Maintenance – How to Know Ahead of Time! Twitter, Reddit, Riot: League of Legends Schedule

Illustration of LoL Server Maintenance

Its frustrating to plan for some free time to play League of Legends, but then have the servers go down for maintenance all night out of nowhere. Will the LoL servers go down tonight? Don’t panic, here are the links you can check for the most advance notice of League of Legends server maintenance and downtime!  Perhaps bookmark to check back next time you’re wondering?

#1 Scheduled League of Legends Patch, Planned Downtime (Updated for 2023)

  • Official LoL Patch Schedule – Dates also copied below. Shows planned patch downtime months in advance.
  • (Sometimes there is unplanned non-patch downtime for maintenance that won’t be listed here. For that, check #2 source – Twitter.)
  • Patch downtime tends to be at least 4-6 hours, sometimes longer.
  • The patches occur early in the morning, just after midnight, for example if it says Wednesday, that means downtime starts Wednesday morning at 1-2 AM.
  • Also plan for “Emergency Maintenance” on many Tuesday or Wednesday nights not listed here, around midnight CST, for around 2-5 hours. (See #3 below for more info.)
13.1Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023
13.2Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023
13.3Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023
13.4Thursday, Feb 23, 2023
13.5Wednesday, March 8, 2023
13.6Wednesday, March 22, 2023
13.7Wednesday, April 5, 2023
13.8Wednesday, April 19, 2023
13.9Wednesday, May 3, 2023
13.10Wednesday, May 17, 2023
13.11Thursday, June 1, 2023
13.12Wednesday, June 14, 2023
13.13Wednesday, June 28, 2023
13.14Wednesday, July 19, 2023
13.15Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023
13.16Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023
13.17Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023
13.18Wednesday, Sept 13, 2023
13.19Wednesday, Sept 27, 2023
13.20Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023
13.21Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023
13.22Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023
13.23Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023
13.24Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023

#2 League of Legends Official Service Status Page – Link

  • Link displays current Service Status for LoL NA Servers (Other regions can be selected)
  • This usually does not provide any information ahead of time, but if the game is currently down it should be listed here so you can confirm the reason.
  • May provide information on how long the downtime will last.

#3: The Best Social Media to Find League of Legends Server Maintenance / Downtime Changes

  • Bookmark this page for future reference!
  • Use the below embedded, always up to date Tweets from Riot in combination with the scheduled patch days listed in this article.
  • The below official Riot Games Twitter account @RiotSupport is a good source to find changes to the official schedule.
  • Sometimes it will also mention “emergency maintenance”, but often not. It sometimes notifies a day or two in advance, but sometimes is not updated at all.
  • This twitter account hasn’t been too helpful lately, but as far as I can tell this is their best social media source for downtime information.
  • The LoL status on Riot’s site is generally better:


#4 “Emergency Maintenance” Often on Tuesday or Wednesday Nights around Midnight

Many Tuesday or Wednesday nights around midnight, there will be downtime (sometimes only ranked, sometimes the whole game, sometimes a combination) from around 2AM PST to 7 AM PST. I’ve been surprised and frustrated by this many times, and this information is never given out officially anywhere. In fact, when I contacted Riot, the support person did not even know it happens, but claims it may have been “emergency maintenance. Yet the downtime seems to reliably happen on these days. (This is unannounced maintenance; different from the planned patch schedule listed.)

  • Regular (but unannounced) downtime: often Tuesday night (Wed. early morning) @ around Midnight EST
  • Downtime varies, but is around 1-7 hours (average 2-4 hours.)
  • Sometimes only ranked queues will go down, sometimes it’s a combination of ranked and the whole LoL game service

#5 Comprehensive List of Sources to Check for Early Notice of LoL Server Maintenance:

A complete listing of all sources you can check to get as much warning as possible to plan a late night gaming session!

  • Service Status: –  Official Riot website page, lists server status for all games (does not give advance notice)
  • League of Legends website – not a great source; its a huge website and the best you’ll find is the below planned patch schedule.
  • Downdetector for League of Legends – If your connection to the game servers isn’t working, check this to see if there has been a recent spike in reports from others
  • League of Legends Subreddit on – You’ll usually find people complaining after unplanned downtime, but reddit is not a great source for finding downtime plans ahead of time
  • League of Legends Discord – same as reddit, tons of people will be complaining after the fact, but check the twitter account above for the most advanced notice! You can also ask here if you think there may be some strange connection issues and want to see if anyone else has the same problem.

How long will the LoL Servers Be Down?

Server and game downtime for official patches (12.6, 12.7 etc.) usually tend to last about 3-6 hours. Sometimes they are completed in about 3 hours, but sometimes something will go wrong and it will be extended. I believe the in-game notification usually lists 4-6 hours, but I’ve seen it take in a range from 2-12 hours on rare occasions.

Want to rant about the League of Legends servers going down again? Or have another source to check for news on upcoming downtime? Leave a comment below!

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