This is probably old news by now but we simply can’t ignore the fact that TorrentLeech went through it’s most significant upgrade since the trackers’ birth. TorrentLeech (aka TL), considered as the king of private torrent sites by many veteran torrenters, launched the third major revision of its tracker and web interface last night. TL v3 is a massive upgrade over the previous codebase and it’s been created from scratch by TL’s dedicated developer team. According to w00t, a TL SysOp, v3 was in development for more than a year – was the wait worth it? Hell yes. There are a number of noticeable enhancements in the new version, including many changes to visual features as well as under the hood changes that result in improved site speed, faster navigation and overall site efficiency.

TorrentLeech Logo

First thing I noticed with TL v3 was their new slogan. TorrentLeech, which carried the tagline ‘Not Here, Not Scene’ for many years has now changed it to ‘This is what happens when you seed’. Even the logo appears to have changed. But these are probably the least important of recently implemented changes. Although this post does not aim to be a full review of TL v3, mentioned below are some of the highlights of this release, just to give an understanding about the scope of the upgrade:

  • Completely new, polished looking visual layout based on a new codebase
  • Revamped search engine which delivers more accurate search results, along with enhancements such as results filtering, filename searching and support for searchable, user customizable torrent tags.
  • Enhanced torrent Browsing with browse by category & browse by tags options. Supports filtering by Tags, Categories, Size and Uploaded Date.
  • Automatic IMDB discovery and automatic IMDB information retrieval (including cover image and adding genres as tags for the torrent) for movie and TV torrents.
  • New torrent description page with a tabbed layout. All available information about a particular torrent is now organized into 5 tabs; Torrent Info, NFO, Comments, Gallery and Files.
  • New invitation system and invite signup process. Invitations can be sent and tracked through the Invitations Tab in the user profile.
  • Speed improvements – browsing, site functions, searches and navigation are now notably faster.
  • Revamped torrent bookmarking feature.
  • Enhancements to in-site PM and messaging system – this is still a work in progress.
  • Plus many more

Added below are several screenshots showcasing some of the new features and visual features introduced in TL v3:

TorrentLeech Filters and categories
New search and browse options with category and tag filtering.

TorrentLeech torrent description
New torrent description page -  tabbed structured makes it easier to locate the information you need.

TorrentLeech Index
TorrentLeech main index with some of the new category icons. 

The only drawback I found in TL v3 was with the category icons. They seemed a little too similar to each other – the old icons were easily distinguishable and it was easy to spot certain types of releases instantly on the main index. Either way this issue will hopefully resolve itself as members get used to the look and feel of the new icon set.

Note that TL v3 is still in its beta phase. Like any other web development project, it’s bound to have undiscovered bugs and glitches at this stage. There are many fixes still being deployed and during the first 48-72 hours since v3 launch, TL will only be open to power users and VIP members. Any other member trying to log in at this point will get invalid username/password errors.

Additionally, make sure to update your bookmarks. If you had bookmarked an internal page instead of the TL homepage (for example the torrent browse page - ), there is a high likelihood this link will return page not found errors. Pages ending with .php are gone – either change your bookmarks to direct to TL homepage or update them with the correct internal page URL.

After having featured more than 10 TorrentLeech invitation giveaways as well as two mass invite campaigns on this blog, we have reasons to believe most of our readership are already members of this tracker. If you still aren’t in TL, don’t lose hope – while the site is currently closed for registrations, there will most likely be mass invite campaigns and IRC giveaways in future (although we don’t exactly know when). If any such event occurs we will be updating this blog as usual– stay tuned.

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  1. Marko // 11/10/2010 05:55:00 AM  

    The new look sucks. Cateory icons sucks, torrent description sucks, everything sucks. What is know as the good TL is now gone. Logo which was TL's TM for at least 4 years is gone, why????? Why feed the...? Why not all in one descriptions, why 5 clicks??? Everything that was separating TL from other trackers is now gone. Everything was great and simple so why change that what was working great??!! I just hope that those gay l33ts that wanted site to change and be more like other gay l33t trackers are happy with new look because good exerienced members are not!

  2. Unknown // 11/10/2010 06:14:00 AM  

    im with gigabit on this one i have been a member of torrentleech ever since elite torrents was forced off and i gotta say i hate the new look and feel of the site. booo! TL!!

  3. Rodrigo // 11/10/2010 07:12:00 AM  

    stfu fags (:

  4. Xen0veR // 11/10/2010 10:48:00 AM  

    Well, If u don't like it why don't you just leave. By the looks of site survey, ur one of those few idiots who hate it. So stfu and suck it up.

  5. Unknown // 11/10/2010 10:56:00 AM  

    Agree with Gigabit 100%.
    While I actually dont mind the feel of the new site, having to open mutiple tabs for one torrent to get images and info is crappy.
    The colour isnt fantastic but the other big problem is the icons dont differentiate anything now.
    Before u could see a non-scene xvid pop up and it was identifiable, now it's not.
    I hope they change the icons at least.
    The speeds isnt any faster for me but that might be because of my geographical location.

  6. Unknown // 11/10/2010 12:25:00 PM  

    hey guys i,ve been dying to get 1 tl invite can any 1 of u please send me an invite..
    i'm really sorry that i'm requesting an invite here..
    but doing this just as a last hope..
    please send the invite to

    thank you.

  7. Anonymous // 11/10/2010 12:44:00 PM  

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA ... beggar!!! No one will help you they'll probably just ban you and spammers will ad your email address to their lists. N00bs never learn...

  8. Anonymous // 11/10/2010 12:44:00 PM  
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  9. Unknown // 11/10/2010 07:54:00 PM  

    Xen0ver said - "Well, If u don't like it why don't you just leave. By the looks of site survey, ur one of those few idiots who hate it. So stfu and suck it up."

    WOW dude!! did mommy not feed you din din is that why we are so mad over a comment?? truth is i love torrent leech i just hate the new look...SORRY!??? and not everyone votes in those polls thay have, so just add me as one more to that mix...MR. i suck on TL's nuts like its my babby bottle!!! lol lol

  10. Unknown // 11/10/2010 08:35:00 PM  

    TL is overrated imo

  11. Anonymous // 11/10/2010 09:54:00 PM  

    i do wait for the forum to open so that i could spill all my anger about new look. leave all ur sleeky f*cking theme to some noobs and w00ts like those that belong to cinemageddon or or other gazelle-type. leave TL its SCENE look and black theme! all this pop culture will just make old members find a new place. e.g. like me and many others. no wonder some polls admit new look appealing — majority of site members are teens under 15 and they want COOOOL colors. f8ck them.

  12. Anonymous // 11/11/2010 02:53:00 AM  

    Boo hoo. Jesus all this whining over a frickin theme change. If you don't like it then move on. I'm pretty sure TL won't miss 1 peer out of the thousands that they have...

  13. JoeBlow // 11/11/2010 03:10:00 AM  

    I dont like the new look atm but I guess I/we will get used to it.
    I am sure they will make more changes yet,as it's still in beta
    I'm not leaving for another home,not with a 35TB buffer

  14. Unknown // 11/11/2010 03:11:00 AM  

    TL is really much overrated!

  15. Unknown // 11/11/2010 05:35:00 AM  

    The new look sucks. Cateory icons sucks,What is know as the good TL is now gone.
    My "default" brauwse categories is now gone "pcgames - software that is al what I need,now I see first 200 movies and cant find my games and software !! yeah on page 4 - 5 ...

  16. evil // 11/11/2010 05:44:00 AM  

    Come on guys, it's not a complete fail, it has a lot of potential and some new features are really cool, like the categories and sub-categories.

    But yeah, some things do suck, like the icons, and try to do a search on any TV series, ie: dexter, the results are a complete mess, they aren't in chronological order, or even in logical order !

    And those who say: "I will never use TL again"... Fine, if you really like the oldschool themes, there's BitSoup and TorrentBytes (open most of the time), and all the other big trackers.

  17. Rodrigo // 11/11/2010 06:26:00 AM  

    freakin newbs don't know what beta means

  18. Unknown // 11/11/2010 02:32:00 PM  

    I doubt the original owner would accept such new lame and stupid layout of the site, specially changing the logo thats been the mark for TL for over 5 years!
    So all i see is that TL was sold to different owner who happened to be a teenager who likes such fancy looks.

  19. Anonymous // 11/11/2010 07:41:00 PM  

    TL. Biggest piece of over rated pile of ****

  20. Unknown // 11/11/2010 09:40:00 PM  

    Yeah!it's not a complete fail like evil said.I am very sure ,they will change their icon pack and implement efficient sorting facility to the search very soon.Thought ability sort by added date vital for most of users.

    I am very sure ,they will achieved remarkable success with the user collaboration with this new code base.

    Long live as a greatest tracker TL!

  21. Anonymous // 11/12/2010 02:43:00 AM  

    used to love everything about TL but since the change i cant get into the forums/vip/chat/upload as it only adds a # in the bar to w/e is there.

    and the main issue is when i seed something to 1.0 like i try to do it doesnt show up like it only shows the stats from it being active for a small % of the time and when i close browser/client and even the pc it still says im connected to like 3-5 when im not to any.

    for this to be done for a year then it should have been fully flawless BEFORE it was implemented

  22. Unknown // 11/12/2010 09:55:00 PM  

    Trolls are trolling. The new site is ok. Not much better than the previous one but also not that different. It's a damn torrent site, search and download. Now with the refined search which works really great it's easier to do the first part and the 2nd one is still exactly the same. Description is clean, NFO are better and with the IMDB integration there's not much more to ask.
    Everybody is complaining because they obviously don't like change.. But it just seems to me that one person said "Meh it sucks now" to get everybody else to say the same thing.
    And if you are not an active forum member or comments whore why do you care so much about the "look & feel" of the site.

  23. Unknown // 11/13/2010 03:42:00 AM  

    I DESPISE the new TL. Every page is screwed up in Firefox for me, it's slow, and even comments are harder to read (telling which damned avatar/comment goes with which nick). Ohhh, but it's slick and dark. Whatever.

  24. Anonymous // 11/13/2010 05:25:00 AM  

    One more person unable to login... says incorrect login or password (false) and no place to recover or reset pass... I'm not VIP but had very positive ratio. How can I log in? What is the problem?

  25. Unknown // 11/13/2010 11:43:00 AM

  26. Nirav // 1/25/2011 09:04:00 PM  

    I can't login,, it just happen today,,
    it says password incorrect,,
    i can't even recover pass as well
    it says, account not exist and stuff..
    please tell me what to do..
    i am sure i'm not banned..otherwise it would tell me..
    my ratio was really good..
    5TB uploaded
    400gb downloaded
    i can't afford to lose great ratioo..:( plase help me
    my user name: Nishhh

  27. Nirav // 1/25/2011 09:05:00 PM  

    I can't login,, it just happen today,,
    it says password incorrect,,
    i can't even recover pass as well
    it says, account not exist and stuff..
    please tell me what to do..
    i am sure i'm not banned..otherwise it would tell me..
    my ratio was really good..
    5TB uploaded
    400gb downloaded
    i can't afford to lose great ratioo..:( plase help me
    my user name: Nishhh

  28. Robert // 7/04/2012 08:02:00 AM  

    If you need Torrentleech invite, go asap here:

  29. Unknown // 12/15/2012 07:09:00 PM