League of Legends is a game played by all kinds of people. Some enjoy the strategic 5v5 aspect of it, while others play to gain achievements and collectibles. As you play more and more, you gain Experience Points (XP), and your account levels up. The best way to show off your experience in this game is by the use of borders around your icon.
You can change your border in League of Legends by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner. This will open the ‘Customize Identity’ menu. Just switch to the ‘Borders’ tab and select the border of your choice.
If you still don’t understand how to do it, here’s a quick video tutorial we’ve made just for you:
In this article, we will take a look at the various borders provided by Riot Games to the players. We will also guide you on how to change your border to represent your expertise or rank in the game.
What Are Borders?
In League of Legends, you are allowed to select from a massive variety of icons to represent your account best. Think of them as profile pictures that everyone can see and recognize. Around these icons, Riot Games also allows you to pick one border from however many are available to you. These are round emblems surrounding your icon to make it look more appealing.
There are two main ways to gain borders in League of Legends. The most common one is the one gained by leveling up. This is the one that everyone has, irrespective of their rank on the competitive ladder, simply by leveling up. The other one is the border gained based on your rank in the Ranked game mode.
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Borders Gained By Milestone Rewards
League of Legends players level up by gaining Experience Points (XP). Upon leveling up, they gain consistent rewards such as Champion Capsule or BE. But at certain milestones in the level-up process, there are additional rewards granted.
One of these milestone rewards is a new border that represents your account level. You gain XP by playing the game and completing missions (if available). The milestones and the borders rewarded for them are listed in the table below.
The following image displays the new borders planned for the 2023 changes:
Borders Gained By Rank
League of Legends has a massive player base that enjoys competing in the 5v5 Ranked game modes. For this reason, players deserve a way to brag about the effort they have put into climbing the ranked ladder.
Riot introduced multiple iterations of ‘Ranked Armor’ in previous seasons and kept building up on the concept until this year when Ranked Armor was modified to look more like emblems that covered the icon.
The ranked borders and the rank required to equip them are in the following table:
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How To Change Border?
Changing borders in League of Legends takes a few seconds and is an extremely simple procedure. Just follow these steps to change your border:
- Open the League of Legends client.
- Click on your icon present next to your username in the top right corner.
- This will open the ‘Customize Identity’ menu where you can change various cosmetic elements of your profile.
- Click the ‘Borders’ tab.
- Here you will see a list of all the borders available to you including the milestones or ranks you earned them on.
- Just click on any of them to apply them to your profile.
- Now click the ‘X’ in the top right corner of this menu to close it.
- Your border will update in a few seconds.
Players spend a lot of time playing League of Legends and earning various cosmetic elements to enhance how their profile looks. Borders that reflect your progress are a good way to reward loyalty to the game. We advise you to select the border that best suits you and show off your experience as you step onto the rift.
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