League of Legends: How To Fix “Your Session Has Expired” Error

Many people are experiencing the “Your session has expired” error in League of Legends. If you encounter this, don’t worry. Here’s how you can fix this error.

Made by Riot Games, League of Legends is a massive online battle arena (MOBA) released in 2009. It is one of the most played online games of all time and features fast-paced gameplay alongside many champions to choose from.

As League is an online game, people worldwide must connect to a server to play. To not burden the server with unwanted load, Riot Games have an anti-AFK measure that kicks players idle in the lobby screen for a long time. The players who get kicked will receive an error message “Your session has expired.”

Normally, if the player stays active in the lobby screen, this issue does not occur. But recently, players are reporting that they have been kicked out of the game in the middle of the match, with the message “Your session has expired.” Not only that, it becomes extremely infuriating when it happens constantly.

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Why does the “Your Session Has Expired” error occur?

As stated before, Your session has expired” error is an anti-AFK measure. If you are idling in the lobby screen for too long, you will receive this error.

But if you are receiving this error in the pre-game or post-game lobby or even in the middle of the match, then the connection issue could be on your end. If that’s the case, don’t worry. We will guide you step by step.

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Image Credits: Riot Games

Fix The “Your Session Has Expired” Error (A Complete Step-by-step Guide)

Restart Your Internet Router

The first thing you should try is restarting your router. Sometimes there could be unwanted traffic that could mess with the game.

Check Your Firewall

You should check if your firewall isn’t blocking League of Legends. If unsure, you can go to Windows Search> type Windows Defender Firewall and click on it> Click on Restore defaults> select Restore defaults button and click on Yes. Restart your computer.

Changing Your DNS

Often different DNS addresses might negatively affect different online services. Luckily Riot Games has made a guide if you are encountering this issue.

Repairing Your Game

Sometimes it could be a faulty update that is ruining your experience. In that case, you can repair your game. First, you can go to Settings in your Riot Client and select League of Legends. After that, you can find a button to Repair your game. After clicking repair, your client will automatically verify your game files. If there is a faulty file, your client will automatically download the newer one and repair the file.

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Image: Riot Client

Contacting Riot Support

If none of the previous steps work, then you can contact Riot Support. They are very friendly & supportive and will do everything to help you with your problem.

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