How To Use Emotes in Teamfight Tactics?

Many people were wondering how to use emotes in the newly added game mode in the League of Legends universe. Teamfight Tactics. That isn’t very complicated since you can use it the same as you do in your normal Summoner’s Rift game. Or ARAM, it doesn’t matter. 

The thing is, emotes were universal for every game mode since its release in League of Legends, but Little Legends are a unique feature to the Teamfight Tactics world. They are tiny little creatures that represent you in the game. 

Little Legends have a variety of purposes and stuff they can do. They show your Health points your level in-game. They can also dance, gloat, mock and even sing.

Every Little Legend has a personality of its own, and you can choose the one you most connect with. That is, of course, if you manage to unlock them.

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What Are Emotes?

Emotes are expressive images primarily used in  League of Legends and  Teamfight Tactics as cosmetic flares. They typically present Champions and Little Legends with various expressions. This page also contains various official emotes created for social media sites.

Emotes are a great way to express either joy or anger depending on what occurs in a match. For the most part, it’s a unique way to let your teammates know they did a great job or fire up angry emotes to enemy champions to distract them before a gank.

Keep in mind that five emotes are able to be used throughout a match and two are specifically for the start and end of one. You are able to pick those but for the most part, this is an incredible way to express all the trials and tribulations that can happen in a match.

Emotes can be purchased in the store for RP 350 a piece. During the initial launch, all Emotes were put on sale for RP 350 (where they originally had a cost of RP 450). Since patch V8.12 the price of emotes have been lowered from the initially RP 450 to RP 350 permanently. A Thumbs Up Emote is freely unlocked to all accounts.

Emotes can be equipped in the player’s Collection or from Champion Select. The loadout includes a radial that can hold up to five emotes, as well as slots for Start Game, First Blood, Ace and Win.

Once in-game, you can access the pop-up radial using the assigned hotkey (default: [T]). The Start Game and End Game emotes will trigger automatically. Players can only trigger a certain number of Emotes, including Champion Mastery Emotes, within a short space of time before having to wait to use another. Champion Mastery is still triggered using its own hotkey.

You can mute Enemy Emotes individually from the Scoreboard, or disable them entirely from Settings

Some Interesting Facts About Emotes

Initially, emotes were only confined to social media sites before being introduced in-game in patch V6.23 with the All-Star 2016 event.

In patch V7.20 the new emote system was introduced with permanent unlockable emotes.

In patch V8.12 in-game emotes were given several updates including reduced price and added visual and sound effects.

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Teamfight Tactics Shortcuts And Hotkeys

Mouse Controls

  • Left-Click & Drag Champion: Moves the Champion.
  • Left-Click on Mini Map: Displays the player’s board that you clicked on the map.
  • Right-Click on Board: Move your Little Legend to the location of your click.
  • Right-Click on Champion: Show information about the Champion.
  • Related: Teamfight Tactics Rank Distribution

Keyboard Controls

  • D: Refresh the Champion Store.
  • F: Purchase level XP.
  • W: Deploy Champion your mouse hovering over to the bench or battlefield.
  • E on Champion: Sell Champion your mouse is hovering over.
  • S: Stop your Little Legends if they’re moving.
  • 1 and 3, Q and R: Cycle through opponent boards.
  • CTRL + 1-5: Forces your Little Legend to do the selected Emote.
  • CTRL + F: Toggle FPS display.
  • 2 or Spacebar: Center the camera on your Little Legend.

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Since their release with the patch 7.17, Emotes were an integral part of both League of Legends and The Teamfight Tactics. Developers are coming up with new emotes to decorate the fields of Runterra with each incoming patch. 

The best thing is that you can win many of them for free by playing matches, and getting them in Hextech Chests and Orbs. With the release of TFT Passes you can now earn them over there too! There are so many possibilities to enrichen your Emote collection, and to obtain them all! 

Don’t wait a second longer, go for it!

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