Frequently Asked Questions
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 have a limited number of chat messages you can send while in game. As you continue to play the duration of the match you will unlock additional chat messages that you can send. In order to completely remove Restricted Chat from your account, you will be required to play a specific number of matchmade games.
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: On My Way, Enemy Missing (MIA), Be Careful, and Assist Me.
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 many games you must play before Restricted Chat is lifted. You can also find your chat restrictions on your reform card.
Every time you finish a matchmade game of League of Legends, you will receive a message notifying you how many games of Restricted Chat you have left.
When will my chat restriction be over?
There is no time limit to chat restrictions. Your chat restrictions will not expire until you have successfully played the number of games required. Only matchmade games count toward your total; that means custom games don't count.
Whenever you finish a matchmade game, you will receive a notification that tells you how many games of Restricted Chat you have left:
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.