Riot Games Disables All Chat In ‘League Of Legends’
The in-game settings disable all chat features, and although it was previously optional, removing it makes it mandatory, and Riot Games describes it as a test to evaluate the impact of the change.
Riot Games stated in a blog post that the chat will be removed from all queues, including League of Legends leaderboards, although communication with your own team will continue. Riot says that other communication methods, including normal team chats, remain untouched even if the chat feature is disabled. Riot has disabled chat by default in the past, but players can do so in the in-game settings.
Players will still be able to communicate with teams via emotes, Champions Voice Lines, Champions Championship symbols and chat with each other in the after-game lobby. The end-of-game chat client remains intact so that if you say something to the opposing team, you can do so if you hold it until the end of the game. Under the current plan, players will be able to use and display their emotes, spam mails and interaction commands in the endgame chat to switch to another team.
Riot Games says it will monitor the impact of verbal abuse of disabled people and report the penalties through direct feedback surveys to players. Riot Games League of Legends says a popular chat feature called "Chat" was a tool for toxic behavior and hopes its disabling will lead to less bad behavior, according to a Riot blog post that has since been removed. Riot game director Van Roon, author of the original post, clarified that the change was implemented after testing a few patches and Riot sent out a survey to collect feedback.