Spaghetti Code: Neeko Can Now Turn Into Turrets in League of Legends
League of Legends is very well known in the community for its bugs and errors and fans often mock Riot Games for running the game on “spaghetti code.” While some of these issues are harmless, some of them change the outcome of the game and are deemed game-breaking. Resident League of Legends bug-catcher Vandiril and a few other League content creators have now shed light on a new Neeko bug that allows her to transform into turrets and jungle camps. According to the videos posted on social media, this Neeko bug allows her to one-shot enemies and is ruining the integrity of the games.
New Neeko bug in League of Legends
Neeko’s ability kit allows her to transform into other champions in her team, thanks to her passive. The following is Neeko’s passive:
Inherent Glamor: Neeko can look like an ally champion. Taking damage from enemy champions or casting damaging spells breaks the disguise.
However, this new Neeko bug is allowing her to transform into turrets, nexus, and even jungle camps like the murk wolves.
According to Youtuber and streamer HappyChimeNoises, when Neeko transforms into a turret, she can one-shot enemies and enemy structures.
In a video exploring this bug further, Vandiril posted an OP.GG screengrab of a Summoner named swaglord papito who has ranked wins in under five minutes while playing Neeko with minimal items in their inventory. Vandiril’s video shows clips of Neeko turning into the jungle wolf in League of Legends and transforming again into a turret to secure kills and enemy structures.
One of the comments under the YouTube video stated, “Took me way too long to realize that it was the fountain laser [fountain turret laser beam] because the massive health bar was confusing. It's cool that Neeko inherits the laser effect, so clearly her passive copies more than just appearances.
Visibly confused by the bug, one Twitter user , “What in the hogwarts Harry Potter is this? This is proof that my theory about only needing kindergarten to be a Riot employee is right.” Responding to this, another user wrote, “I don't think kindergarteners know how to code.” This reply evoked a funnier : “I don't think Riot employees know how to code either.”
While these videos are going viral on social media, it is still unclear how this bug occurs and if all players would be able to recreate it in-game. Riot Games has also not acknowledged the Neeko bug yet.
Preseason is a time when Riot Games introduces new mechanics and changes to League of Legends and chances are that while the new patch was rolled out, this bug crept in. Meanwhile, Vandiril also reported a glitch where players are split into two teams but with six on one side and with four on the other.
Notably, Lead Champion Designer August “August” Browning also recently confirmed that Neeko will be receiving a mid-scope update early next year. Hopefully, this is not the mid-scope update that Riot Games was talking about.