League of Legends players will be able to hide rank, match history, gameplay stats, and more by making their accounts private.
UPDATE: It seems Riot hasn’t pushed this update in the live servers. Therefore, it is still unclear whether it will go live on live servers or not.
Over the last few years, Riot Games has been getting a lot of criticism for their lack of actions against game-running behavior players. However, after the community outrage, Riot started to take extra measures and implemented multiple new punishment systems in League of Legends.
They even tested the “controversial” /all chat disabled feature to observe if it helps reduce in-game toxicity — well, that only sparked community outrage again.
League’s fundamentals are based on its popular ranked system. And just like every other thing, a lot of the time, many players are constantly targeted for being low-elo. Moreover, as the match history is public, which is a good thing, some players also judge others through that.
However, in patch 11.23 PBE, Riot Games has been testing another feature called “Make my profile private” that would hide players’ rank, match history, and gameplay stats for other League of Legends players.
How to make account private in League of Legends
Here’s how you can easily hide your rank, match history, and gameplay stats in League of Legends:
- First, click the ‘settings’ button at the top right corner of your League client.
- In the general tab, you will see a new option called ‘Make my profile private.’
- Enable this, and you’re all done.
What will happen after making accounts private in LoL?
Simply enabling the ‘Make my profile private’ will instantly hide your rank, match history, and gameplay stats from other League of Legends players. This new feature will also prevent your friends and other players from spectating your games.
What will happen to the third-party stats sites?
It is still unclear what will happen to stats sites like op.gg, u.gg, and others after making accounts private.
However, enabling the ‘Make my profile private’ option should make your account private from Riot’s API, which those third-party sites rely on, and prevent your rank & match history from showing up on those sites as well. (It’s our speculation, and Riot is yet to make an official announcement)
Is it possible to hide name, level, and icon in League of Legends?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to hide name, level, and icon in League of Legends even after making accounts private. Riot pretty much cleared in the ‘Make my profile private’ option’s description that players’ summoner name, icon, and level are always public.
Should you make your account private in League of Legends?
Now, the real question arises: should you make your account private in League of Legends? Well, that depends.
If you’re on a big losing streak and believe you can be targeted for this, you should enable this feature. The same goes for rank; if you’re constantly harassed over your rank, this new ‘Make my profile private’ option is just for you.
However, in normal circumstances, I’d recommend leaving that option unchecked.