How to Disable Voice Chat in League of Legends

In a game with such a toxic player base, voice chat is not something that is conducive to a good gaming experience.

How to Disable Voice Chat lol
How to Disable Voice Chat lol

The very same reason given by Riot Games, as to why there is no voice chat for teams in SoloQ Ranked games, is due to the toxicity of the teammates. And, sometimes, muting people in the regular chat is not enough, and you must resort to muting even your own premades.

Methods to Disable League of Legends Voice Chat

There are a few ways of disabling the voice chat in League of Legends, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Here we bring you all of them.

How to Disable LoL Voice Chat Using the Client Settings

The most rigorous way of disabling League of Legends voice chat is by using the League of Legends Client Settings, which stops you from joining party voice chats by default altogether, whether you’re joining friends for a game of Flex Queue or a Normal Draft.

League of Legends - Disable LoL Voice

This is the most long-lasting way of disabling League of Legends voice chat, though it may be irritating having to connect manually every time unless that is what you’re going for. Here is how:

  1. Launch League of Legends Client
  2. Open Settings
  3. Open the Voice Tab
  4. Uncheck the “Join Voice Channel Automatically” option
  5. Click “Done” to save changes

How to Manually Disable LoL Voice Chat Using the Client

If you don’t want to commit to always having your League of Legends voice chat disabled, and yet need to do so when playing with some people you would rather not listen to, you can always do so manually once you’re in a party together.

Simply do the following:

  1. Join a Premade Party
  2. Click on the Microphone icon signifying the League Voice
  3. Click on the Telephone icon to Disconnect from League Voice Completely
League of Legends - Party Voice Chat

Alternatively, you can also select the particular players you wish to mute while leaving others unmuted by clicking on the icons next to their names, including muting yourself. Doing it this way, as opposed to never joining League Voice gives you more options when playing with your premades.

How to Disable LoL Voice Chat In-game

You never know before a game when someone might decide to start raging. Whether it’s due to playing against an overpowered champion, their own lack of skill, getting camped by the enemy jungler, or any number of reasons, listening to their outburst can be annoying.

League of Legends - Voice Chat In-game

Luckily, the same options given you in the Legends Client can be found in-game:

  1. Click on the Microphone icon signifying the League Voice
  2. Click on the Telephone icon to Disconnect from League Voice Completely
  3. Click on the Speaker icon to mute specific players

How to Mute Yourself in LoL Voice Chat Using the Client Settings

Immediately beneath the option for not automatically joining League of Legends voice chat, is the option to always do so muted, which should really be mandatory for some players in ranked as well.

League of Legends - Mute LoL Voice

All you have to do is:

  1. Launch League of Legends Client
  2. Open Settings
  3. Open the Voice Tab
  4. Check the “Mute me When I connect League Voice” option
  5. Click “Done” to save changes

Interestingly enough, there is a correlation between low elo players and toxicity, with the new Champion’s Queue giving players a chance to use voice chat even without knowing one another and having it work. There is a reason League of Legends has a related issue of having the chat filter on by default.