More and more games are starting to allow you to connect your Facebook account to them, so it would only make sense for Riot Games to step in and allow people to connect League of Legends to their Facebook.
Directly in LoL, there’s an exciting feature that will allow you to instantly add Facebook friends to your friend’s list in League of Legends. This is something you can do within only a couple of minutes. Regardless of how you feel about Facebook, whether you’re always on it or you despise it, Facebook is still the number one social media platform in the world, and for a good reason.
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Facebook is an easy way to connect with family, friends, and now, other people who play League of Legends. When you connect your Facebook account to League of Legends, you might just be surprised that the person who is always sharing those annoying memes actually plays League of Legends (who would have ever guessed). So many people have Facebook friends, but they don’t know their in-game LoL name or even know that they spend a significant amount of time each night on League of Legends.
No worries, because it’s pretty easy for you to add people from your Facebook account to your in-game friend’s list – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do this. You can check and see who on your list has an account, then add them directly to your in-game friend’s list.
Adding Your Facebook Friends to League of Legends
You may not be aware, but you can check your personal Facebook and see who on your Friends-list has a League of Legends account, and from there, you can add them directly to your League friend’s list. Log into the in-game client, and on the upper right-hand corner, all you have to do is click on that “Add Friend” icon (there will be a plus sign never to the summoner icon and name).
Once you have clicked on this, you can click on the “by Social Network,” From there, you will be asked to connect your League of Legends account to your own Facebook account. After you’re linked, you will start to see your friends pop up, and you will now be able to add them and queue up with them.
Keep a check on this every couple of days because new Summoners that start playing League of Legends will pop up from your friend’s list. This is an easy way to get connected and play LoL with people that you already know. At the time of writing this, this is the only social media platform in League of Legends that will allow you to do this.
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Why Did Riot Games Add this Feature?
Riot Games added the Facebook feature for obvious reasons – so League of Legends players would be able to connect with people who are on their Facebook friend’s list and play LoL with them. Now, we all know that many hardcore gamers don’t precisely like Facebook (some of them may not even have a Facebook account, or at least, that’s what they’ll tell you). When gamers come across a social network like Facebook in their “real” games (like League of Legends), they worry that it will hijack everything they own and start to send invites to all of their friends. Despite all of this, Riot Games, one of the biggest developers globally, managed to incorporate Facebook into their game without receiving a lot of hate from the LoL community.
When Riot incorporated Facebook into LoL, the community didn’t have much to complain about. This is a feature that many of the players enjoyed. The Facebook Login feature will connect your Riot account with your Facebook (but only if you tell it). Once it’s connected, you don’t have to worry, it’s not going to automatically send invites, and it’s not even going to post wall messages (we all hate those annoying wall messages that Facebook games automatically post).
Instead of posting wall messages and sending invites to everyone on your list, this feature is about helping LoL players connect with fellow LoL players via Facebook. Research has indicated that a total of 15 million friend connections have been made using this functionality, so obviously, Riot Games is onto something.
Before Riot Games integrated this feature into League of Legends, they reached out to get feedback about the matter from LoL players. Riot discovered that most didn’t like the idea of a social network like Facebook being on LoL. The biggest concern was, of course, that they weren’t going to have complete control over how Facebook and Riot would post directly to their profile. Addressing people’s concerns, Riot focused on two important things – they emphasized that the “find your Friends” features was precisely that, a way to find your friends and they also promised that they would never post to a players’ walls. That doesn’t mean they won’t ask for your permission before postings; this simply means they will never post to your wall, end of the story.
Benefits of Using the Facebook to LoL Feature
See Who Plays League of Legends – This is one of the most significant benefits of this feature. When you connect your League of Legends account to Facebook, you will get to see who on your friend’s list has been staying up late to master a champion on League of Legends.
Brings You Closer to Your Old Friends – You might be surprised to find that your old friends (people you once hung out with) are playing League of Legends. Who knows, maybe this will get you guys back together as you now have something in common.
Play with People You Know – It’s always fun playing a game like League of Legends with someone you know. When you connect your account to Facebook, you’ll have the opportunity of playing with someone you already know and not just some stranger you just ran across.
Like I said before, that person who has been sharing nothing but cat memes might be staying up late to play League of Legends. Wouldn’t that be interesting?
Personally, I feel that being able to see who on my Facebook Friend’s list plays League of Legends is a good feature, and I’m glad it was added. What about you guys – do you like this feature?