League of Legends is a game with over 100 million active players. With that many people tuning in to the game daily, you are bound to run into some questionable personas.
Some players express their toxicity through trolling – i.e., purposely ruining your game for the sake of doing so. Others might be griefers or whatever else comes up among such cretins.
Of course, the topic of this article is the ones that like to use language and chat as their vent. This is likely the worst kind of player you can deal with. I can say that with certainty, for no action in the game can be as damaging to team morale as a toxic chat spammer.
Since this topic question is straightforward, and thus wouldn’t even make for an article. As always, we will be going a bit deeper into the subject at hand – discussing why you would want the language filter enabled/disabled, what behavior might warrant it, etc.
So, with the introductions out of the way, let’s begin!
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What is The Language Filter in League of Legends?
The League of Legends language filter is built into the game to censor potential curse words immediately. It includes a long list of words that will render as **** when typed. It genuinely amazes me at times how meticulous and detailed the system is.
Sprawling over many languages, it includes even some obscure curse words from what you’d think are just street language slang. Riot does a lot to protect their players from toxicity in whatever way they can.
Unfortunately, Riot seems to be doing much more bad things than good, almost entirely ignoring what the community thinks. This is best reflected in the controversial decision to remove the /all chat (a decision that to this day hasn’t been implemented).
Thanks to the overwhelmingly negative feedback from the community, Riot seems to have finally started listening to us. Let’s just pray that it stays that way for the foreseeable future.
Why Would You Want to Disable the Language Filter?
As I’ve mentioned above, toxic players are unavoidable in this game. Every other game will have at least one toxic enemy or ally, which can become quite annoying for some people.
If you’re sensitive to language (which you honestly shouldn’t be), the language filter is there to help you protect yourself from such obscenities. People, especially when they get frustrated, tend to channel their anger into every possible curse word they can find. At times, these words can become quite threatening, as not everyone is iron-skinned.
Thus, it would be best if you considered enabling the language filter to avoid being offended, hurt, or otherwise demoralized by the toxic players.
How to Disable The Language Filter?
The language filter can easily be switched on and off in the League of Legends client.
By going into the settings in the top right corner and then navigating to the Chat & Friends tab, you can find the option there.
The language filter is a helpful tool devised to protect players from toxicity. However, it only protects you from seeing the “bad” words while the toxicity itself remains. I don’t know how impactful the language filter is or can be. Ever since I started playing the game, I’ve had it disabled. I’d rather know what the toxic player is saying to me to act accordingly. Limiting myself from the information being passed towards me is just not something I want to do. Anyhow, it’s all up to you – whether or not you want to enable or disable the thing.
I hope you’ve found this article informative and fun to read, and I wish you all the best on the Summoner’s Rift!
For similar content, you may check out our guide on how to completely change the language in LoL.