League of Legends players from the UK are making claims that the country’s anti-porn filters are preventing the popular from being properly patched.

A post on the League of Legends subreddit makes the argument that certain files are being blocked by the anti-porn filter, as they contain strings of letters that make the word “sex”. This is allegedly due to ISPs searching for pornographic content and blocking anything that matches certain words or phrases in the filter.

From the original Reddit post:

If your patcher logs show many lines like this:

RADS::Common::HTTPConnection::GetFile: File not found

And that happens with files with a name similar to this:

VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj

XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj

The cause is that your provider is blocking any URLs that contain any pornographic content. Apparently that includes cases like this. An other cause are Router protection settings, which may also block the word sex.

If you are experiencing this problem, you can try to get the whole LoL folder zipped from a friend every time you patch, or just call your ISP to lift the blockade.

The issue has been widely reported by players of League of Legends in the UK. Riot are monitoring the situation, saying, “Our feedback to players is to double check with internet service providers and if anyone experiences a problem, get in touch and we will be able to help.”

The anti-porn filters in the UK currently only impact subscribers that have joined their ISP since the agreement came into effect, as the anti-porn filter is added to the service by default. The anti-porn filter is not mandatory for internet users though, and can be opted out of by contacting the internet service provider.

As many suspected from, the UK’s anti-porn filters seem to be blocking a lot more than just porn. Some are even concerned that the agreement is preventing people from being able to access sexual education and help sites.