Immersion is something people never really knew they wanted until we got a taste of it. You see it all the time. People tend to seek out larger monitors, bezel-less screens, dual screens, anything to feel like we’re part of whatever media we choose to consume. League is no exception. A lot of people like watching replays. We are all in agreement that watching a livestream is exciting and just hits differently, but a lot of people watch replays for a variety of reasons.
Whether it is reliving the best moments of a match or dissecting a strategy from higher ranked players, there’s something for everyone. So like all things, we’d like to make it as immersive as possible. While the HUD (heads-up display) is something useful in game, it isn’t needed as much when watching replays, except for the odd peek when viewing items. We’re here to answer your question. How do you hide the HUD in League of Legends?
It Feels Like You’re There
Firstly, it’s very straightforward in-game. There’s a hotkey for it that you can customize. You can find this in the Options page under Hotkeys. From there, just check under Display and you should see the customizable hotkey option. It slightly varies depending on your rig, but oftentimes it is “Alt +” by default. Besides the aforementioned immersion we mentioned earlier, there might be a couple of reasons you want to do this in the heat of a game.
Firstly: screenshots. It just looks a lot less cluttered when you’re playing League of Legends without all the information you see on the screen. Personally, though, it does make the game a bit harder to play because of the missing information the HUD actually gives you. We would suggest this for fun or for training.
Replay the Replay
While it’s pretty straightforward in-game, you’d think it might be vastly different from how replays work, right? Well, you’re right. By default, there should be a tiny box on the lower left side of your screen during the replay. After you spot the tiny box, look for an eye icon on the lower right side of that box. This button is called the Interface Visibility and is toggled with the hotkey “I”. Once you click it, it should give you the options for which parts of the HUD you want displayed, with the topmost being ALL. Clicking on it hides everything.
Hopefully this helped out a bit, as there are seldom any reasons to keep the HUD during a replay except for educational purposes – educational purposes referring to studying builds and different strategies. Hiding the HUD should feasibly increase how much value you get by squeezing out all that screen real-estate.