Riot has increased chat penalties and made some minor behavioral system changes in Lol patch 14.3.
League of Legends and toxicity have been used in the same sentence so many times, that they have become quite synonymous. Sarcasm aside, Riot has been very seriously experimenting with drastic changes to the behavioral system as of late.
Last year, we have seen massive changes to ping. Now players cannot spam scoreboard ping on teammates as no one else can see them. Only the pings necessary for communicating something gameplay-related are allowed. Since then, Riot has been making minor adjustments to counter-balance any hindrance arising from the massive overhaul.
The report system also works much better than ever now. I can almost always see feedback on valid reports confirming the appropriate penalties. In patch 14.3, Riot has made some further adjustments as a part of their mission to perfect the behavioral system.
In this article, I will be presenting to you the changes that they have made in the current patch.
All the Behavioral System Changes in Lol Patch 14.3
Chat Penalties Duration Increased
Riot takes seriously to chat abuse. Almost any kind of offensive language usage is discouraged heavily. If you use any slur, you get the system muted by default. And if the severity is high and you get reported, then the system imposes chat restrictions that can last for several games to even days.
In patch 14.3, Riot will be elongating the duration of all kinds of chat penalties even more. This includes spamming the chat, using abusive language to offend others, etc. Riot’s algorithm to detect slurs has also improved a lot now. So, even the ‘vaguely’ written slurs often get detected. As time passes, the system will get even stricter.
Dialog Box Pop-up After Reporting
Other than penalizing the offender, Riot also wants to ensure that the recipient of verbal abuse can do something to prevent or mitigate the frequency of such bad experiences. One of the measures they have implemented is the easy block option after reporting someone for verbal abuse.
A pop-up dialog box usually appears at the end of the game where you are suggested to either block or make changes to the system. But some people might find it annoying to have this box pop up upon every report at the end of the match, given that many people don’t care about blocking at all. So, from patch 14.3, Riot has added the option to toggle it off using the “Do not show this again” command. But, you can toggle it off any time you want from Chat & Friends settings.
When will these Behavioral System Changes be Live?
The aforementioned changes have already been implemented with patch 14.3, which went live on February 7, 2024.