Although League of Legends has no direct way to appear offline in the client, there are some workarounds.
Like most online multiplayer games, League of Legends lets you communicate with other players through the client. Here you can add friends, chat with them, and invite them to play with you. Most of us who have been playing for a while have accumulated many players in our friend list over the years. There are some players we like playing and hanging out with, but there are countless others we added after a good game.
Maybe you have carried them in a ranked game or two, and now they ask you to duo with them every time you are online. Saying no to someone is a good quality to have, and we suggest you just tell them politely that you don’t want to play. But maybe you just got home from work and want to play a couple of games alone without talking to anyone. And you wish that you could appear offline on the client.
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Unfortunately, League doesn’t have a feature to appear offline. Instead, you can either set the status to away or online.
However, you can follow the steps below to appear offline in League of Legends.
How to Appear Offline in League of Legends
There are two main ways you can appear offline in the League client. You can either use the Command Prompt or a third-party software called ‘Deceive.’
Appear Offline Using Command Prompt
Using this method, you can basically block your PC from connecting to Riot’s chat servers. So you can start your client, but you will see a message saying “disconnected from PVP chat” at the bottom right side of the client. Your friends will not know if you are online, nor can you see them.
You will be able to connect to the games and play without any problems, as Riot’s chat servers are different from those where games occur. To appear offline using this method, you need to follow these steps:
- Step 1: Search for cmd in the windows menu, and you will see a command prompt. Right-click on it and select “Run as Administrator”
- Step 2: For North America (NA) server, copy the text below:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”lolchat” dir=out remoteip=220.127.116.11 protocol=TCP action=block
And for Europe West (EUW) server, copy the text below:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”lolchat” dir=out remoteip=18.104.22.168 protocol=TCP action=block
- Step 3: Paste the text into the Command Prompt and press ‘enter’. You should be able to see ok in the command box.
To Appear Online Again
When you want to appear online again and play with your friends, you need to follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open up Command Prompt again in Administrator mode just like before.
- Step 2: Copy and Paste the text below:
netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name= “lolchat”
- Step 3: Hit enter and close the Command Prompt.
Now you should be able to connect to the chat servers again. If you are having trouble with this method or you are playing on another server, use the next method.
Appear Offline Using Deceive
This method is much easier if you are not comfortable with the previous process. It also works on all the official servers.
To appear offline, all you need to do is download ‘Deceive‘ and launch the game from the Deceive client. In this case, also, you need to launch it as Administrator.
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