League of Legends Now Mute Toxic Teammates Automatically in Patch 12.20

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Image Credits: Riot Games

Riot Games are now adjusting the behavioral system; if a player uses zero-tolerance language in chat, they will be automatically muted.

League of Legends is known to be a very toxic game. There are various types of toxic players, such as griefers, trolls, feeders, etc. Additionally, dealing with these players frequently becomes annoying and exhausting. Therefore, Riot Games have been working hard to combat these toxic players.

Since the release of League of Legends, Riot Games has been working hard on combating all types of toxic players. From the release of the Honor system, where players are incentivized to be positive to earn awesome rewards like Honor 5 Malzahar, to the recently making sure that chat restriction is visible to everyone.

But League of Legends is a team-based game. Despite that, having good team coordination is difficult. And many people take ranked very seriously. And if the match is not going in the direction they want, they often become very toxic. So much so that they start typing offensive words and various slurs in the chat. And for the rest of the team, it becomes tough to concentrate.

Because of this, Riot has added a new auto-mute system where the offending players get muted if they write offensive words in the chat.

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New Auto Mute System

New Auto Mute System
Image Credits: Riot Games

Now offensive words or zero-tolerance language will be detected live and in-game. So if a player writes an offensive word in the chat and the system detects it, the message won’t be sent. Instead, the offending player will be automatically system muted, and all the players in the team will be notified.

This system will only be enabled in the Ranked Solo/Duo queue. But Riot said they would add this system to other queues if necessary. Till then, they will keep monitoring the other queues.

Moreover, honored players will appear in the Add Friend and Friend Requests menus. Riot stated that they wanted to make it easier to play with those we had enjoyed playing with the most.

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.