Chat Restrictions

Things can get heated on the Rift, but there's no excuse for harassing your teammates or enemies in chat. If we determine that your messages are negatively impacting other players in-game, we may use Chat Restrictions to help you focus on your play instead.

How does it work?

Accounts that show signs of persistent negative behavior are often first punished with chat restrictions. When this feature is active, you will be unable to send chat messages while in game. These restrictions will persist until a certain number of days have passed.

Can comments made in party chat result in chat restrictions?

Yes. Party chat is held to the same standards as allied/all/champ-select/post-game chat.

Will I still be able to see chat messages from other players?

You will still receive chat messages from players on your team. You won't be able to speak in all chat, but you'll be able to see it if you have the option selected.

If I can't chat in-game, won't I be banned for failure to communicate?

Players are never banned for not communicating through chat in-game. In fact, a large portion of games are completed with very few words being said at all. If you feel you need to communicate to your team, then you should use Smart Pings. Smart Pings will allow you to communicate all vital information much more quickly than typing. Smart Ping allows the following commands to be given: Retreat, Push, On My Way, All In, Assist Me, Need Vision, Enemy Missing, and Enemy Vision.

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Will other players know if I have chat restrictions on my account?

No, other players will not be made aware of your chat restrictions. It is very likely that if you don't mention it in pre or post game chat and if you use the Smart Ping feature, other players will never even be aware that your chat has been restricted.

How will I know if I have chat restrictions enabled on my account?

Restricted Chat will be placed on your account within a few hours following negative behavior. If Restricted Chat is enabled on your account, you will see a message pop-up when you log into League of Legends. This message will notify you how much time you have until Restricted Chat is lifted. You can also find your chat restrictions on your Penalty Notification.

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Can chat restricted players get season rewards?

Competitive play should reward positive sportsmanship just as much as they reward great play, so the most negative players with chat restrictions at the end of the season will be ineligible to earn ranked end of season rewards such as the loading screen borders or the Victorious champion skin.

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