Last Monday, Riot Games announced a new in-game feature for League of Legends. A League of Legends Champion Select mute and report system will be included. This feature will give players the ability to mute and report other players during the champion selection phase. This implementation helps Riot Games rid League of Legends of toxicity. These changes take place in League of Legends Patch 10.14, but will only be available for North America and Korean servers.
A slightly more detailed take from the team working on champ select reporting and muting.
We’re working to improve game ruining behavior this year and they are releasing features quickly so we can iterate and add more and more over time. https://t.co/ledwENDbpo
— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) June 22, 2020
League of Legends Muting and Reporting
Players will be able to mute other players during Champion Select phase. The mute will remain throughout the game and also mutes future encounters with the muted player. Players will also be able to report others during the same phase. This implementation targets the general toxicity in League of Legends.
The idea is that if a player can silence a griefer or troll before the game starts, it will promote healthier gameplay overall and help eliminate further encounters. The fresh new game feature will be available in North America and Korea in the upcoming League of Legends Patch 10.14. This approach is mainly due to the mass amount of players and the range in skill difference in both regions.
Silencing Trolls and Banning Griefers
Riot Games will test the waters and are open to changes with the new League of Legends mute and report features. In a blog post, Riot Games stated, “If post-game lobby muting ends up being more important than other experiments we’re working on, we’ll prioritize it.” That means that Riot is open for feedback in regards to this approaching update. If players want post-game lobby muting too in League of Legends, then that can also be added.
Overall, the new change is a much-needed one. The ability to mute and report a teammate before the game begins promises a healthier game. Riot Games continues to exceed expectations, and because of it, League of Legends continues to evolve and improve. No given date has been provided, but the patch will most likely come within the next month or two.
Written by Jay Hunter
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