League of Legends has a community of millions of players, and if you’ve been in the game for long, chances are you know at least a few hundred of them, if not thousands. Being a part of a large community really helps because you’ll almost always find someone you can team up with for a quick Aram or a blind on Summoner’s Rift.
However, life can get overwhelming at times, and there might be times when you don’t want to chat with your friends on LOL or get invited to matches. You can switch from Online to Away on your League of Legends client chat sidebar, but Riot doesn’t allow users to appear completely offline when they’re logged into the client.
While Riot doesn’t offer an official way to appear offline on LOL, we’ve found two ways you can, and here we’re going to share them with you. One of these methods requires you to enter a command in the Windows CMD, and the other one is a third-party app that enables users to appear offline in League of Legends.
Method 1: Appear offline in League of Legends using Windows Command Prompt
Step 1: Type CMD on the search bar to the left of your taskbar. Run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator on your laptop or PC by pulling the option using the right-click button on your mouse.
Step 2: Type the following on the command prompt and press Enter to appear offline on LOL.
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”lolchat” dir=out remoteip=IP ADDRESS protocol=TCP action=block
Replace “IP ADDRESS” in the code above with the IP address of your region. We’ve listed all those we could find in the table below; use the one that corresponds with your LOL server region.
|LOL Servers||IP Address|
|Europe Nordic & East||188.8.131.52|
|Latin America North||184.108.40.206|
|North America||220.127.116.11 OR 18.104.22.168|
For example, if I’m playing on EU West, the following code will need to be entered into the Command Prompt.
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”lolchat” dir=out remoteip=22.214.171.124 protocol=TCP action=block
How to appear online again?
If you want to appear online again, launch the Windows Command Prompt again and copy the following code.
netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name=”lolchat”
Note: Make sure that your laptop or desktop’s Windows Firewall is activated. The command above likely won’t work if the Firewall is deactivated.
Also read: How to get keys in LOL (League of Legends)?
Method 2: Appear offline in League of Legends using Deceive
If the method above doesn’t work for you or you just don’t want to toy with Windows Command Prompt, you can also use Deceive, which is a third-party app available on Github, that will allow you to appear offline on League of Legends.
Like any other third-party app, we recommend you to be careful with Deceive too and use it at your own risk.
According to a screenshot posted by the developer on the app’s Github page, Riot won’t go after anyone using the app to appear offline, which basically means that in all likeliness you won’t be banned from the League of Legends for appearing offline using Deceive.
However, there’s a chance that Deceive stops working at some point in time, due to an update or patch pushed by Riot to League of Legends. While at the time of writing there’s no indication that Riot wants to stop Deceive from working deliberately, they can at any point decide to do so.