Chat restrictions are now visible to every League of Legends players

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Image Credits: Riot Games

Riot Games are adjusting League’s behavior system where you & your teammates can see your restrictions on the lobby screen and your profile page.

League of Legends is known to be a very toxic game. There are various types of toxic players, such as griefers, trolls, feeders, etc. And facing these types of players regularly not only gets annoying but also exhausting at the same time. Therefore, Riot Games have been working hard to combat these sorts of toxic players.

Since League of Legends was released over ten years ago, Riot Games has added many methods to combat toxicity. From adding the honor system, where the player was incentivized to be more of a positive player, to hosting a region-specific event called Yordle Camp.

In some regions, feeding has become more of a problem than ever. Feeding is where a player intentionally gets killed by the enemy, thereby assisting the enemy team. Especially regions such as Korea, where most players play in internet cafés. Since players have to pay an hourly fee (usually 1$ per hour) there, they don’t want to play on losing game since they value their time and money. As a result, players often time feed to end the match faster.

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Behaviour System Changes

Because of increased toxicity, Riot has again updated League’s behavioral system.

“Over the last 8 months since we released our new feeding detection model, we have gained the confidence that allows us to make significant adjustments to what we detect as intentional feeding,” Riot Stated. “We expect an increase in detections and punishments of over 2x.”

After this new Behaviour System changes on patch 12.17, chat restrictions will be visible on the offender’s lobbies screen; their party member can also see the restriction. In addition, honor restrictions applied to the offender’s account will be visible on their profile page with a lock icon and tooltip.

Here is the punishment for intentional feeding:

  • The first punishment for intentional feeding is 14 days ban for the first transgression.
  • The second transgression will result in a permanent ban.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.