In less than a decade, League of Legends has become one of the most popular online games in the world, perhaps the most famous MOBA. This is due to the combination of good characters and very beautiful graphics, which can also be run on a PC with limited resources for everyone’s enjoyment.
League of Legends is a game that is available all over the world – over the years this title has been located in many languages. Not only texts and subtitles have been translated, but all character sounds and commentary by the commentator have been recorded from scratch in each language.
Of course, you can change the language in the game to another language (for example, Chinese or Spanish), but this change includes both voice and text. However, these settings are only available if you change your location or, in other words, the server (region) to compete with other players in the world.
Well, here’s how to change language in League of Legends in a few easy steps.
Why do you need to change the language of the League of Legends client
You probably already know that changing the language doesn’t cause any changes in the game. So there is nothing to be afraid of. This decision is really a decision to your liking, because with these changes the voicing of the characters changes.
For example, in Japanese, the original dubbing has been sounding since the first version of Lol was released in Japan, and many people appreciate the quality of that dubbing compared to Spanish or English.
In fact, when the game was released worldwide, the only client language was Japanese, so older players completely identify with that language because it’s what they’re used to.
So if you want to change the client language, it’s still your decision and you should know that it won’t affect the game mechanics or graphics in any way. Rather, it may to some extent affect the perception of the game at first. However, you will quickly get used to the new voiceover.
How to change language in the new League of Legends client
In 2020, Riot Games updated the client so that you can choose at least one of the regional languages for a particular server. If your language is included in the set of languages for the server you are playing on, you need to do the following:
- First of all, run the LOL client.
- Then, click on the “Settings” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Navigate to the “General” section and click on the “Language” menu.
- Finally, select the language you want to use.
Keep in mind that the choice of languages depends on which server you have. If your language isn’t on the list of available languages, you’ll either have to change servers or go into the game files to select your language.
Also, be aware of the ping and other inconveniences.
If you do decide to change the server, here’s what you need to do:
- At first, open the client and click on the coin stack icon at the top of the screen.
- After that, select “Accessories”.
- Click on the “Server Transfer” option and select another region you want to play.
Once you have completed these steps, you will change the server in League of Legends.
How to manually change the language in League of Legends on PC
You should be aware that according to the rules set by Riot Games you cannot set the language of the region in which League of Legends isn’t available. However, this may not cause any problems, as this change doesn’t affect your gameplay and doesn’t give you any additional gameplay benefits.
If you want to make that change, you can follow these steps:
- Open League of Legends directory.
- After that, create a new shortcut. Click “Send To” and then select “Desktop”.
- Next, navigate to your newly created shortcut and change the target field to the desired language (write “-locale=lan_REG”). As an example for the Japanese: -locale=ja_JP.
- English, en_US
- English, en_AU
- English, en_GB
- Portuguese, pt_BR
- Turkish, tr_TR
- Deutsch, de_DE
- Spanish, es_ES
- French, fr_FR
- Italian, it_IT
- Czech, cs_CZ
- Ελληνικά, el_GR
- Magyar, hu_HU
- Polish, pl_PL
- Romany, ro_RO
- Russian, ru_RU
- Spanish, es_MX
- Then, go to the “General” tab and check the “Read Only” box.
- Select “Accept”.
- Finally, launch League of Legends using created shortcut to enjoy selected language.
These are all languages in which you can change your client simply by putting the appropriate code between the quotes that appear next to the “Regional Settings” section.