How to Hide the HUD in League of Legends
League of Legends, thankfully, now has an option to remove or hide your HUD while playing which might also help if you get the no UI bug. Removing the information from your screen does make it harder to play the game since you can't track your HP, Mana or refer to the minimap. Some players find it easier to play the game like this however since the screen is less cluttered and busy.
Why Disable the HUD?
Deciding to hide the UI is an interesting experience and fantastic for in-game League of Legends screenshots. Playing with friends without the HUD can also be a lot of fun with chaotic moments, especially if only one person in the group keeps the UI and needs to tell everyone else what's happening on the map. Some competitive players also find this to be a useful training tool so that you become less reliant on seeing the HP and Mana while playing the game.
How to Hide the HUD
Hiding the HUD is straight forwards in League of Legends. It's assigned to a Hotkey that you can press at any moment in the game. So you can disable and enable it at any time if you don't like playing without it.
Hide or Enable HUD: Alt +
That's the standard command for this however, you can modify this in your Options. This is usually the default setting but some players might find there is nothing assigned to this command. Checking what the option is set to before trying to use this is a good idea.
How to change the Hotkey:
- Bring up the Menu
- Go to Options then Hotkeys
- In Display there will be an option called Show/Hide HUD
- You can click this can assign it to something different
Can I keep the Minimap without a HUD?
Sadly, it's not possible to keep the minimap but remove the rest of the HUD. LoL only offers one option to remove the entire UI and not just certain parts of it. Deciding to hide the HUD then will also mean that you no longer have the map to guide you. Using the hotkey will allow you to quickly swap between modes during the game so you could always reactivate it if you need to check something.
Does it remove In-Game Chat too?
Hiding the UI won't completely hide the chat. You'll still see messages pop up on the screen which means you still see pings so you can track summoners. Disabling the chat means this is no longer possible but it would mean you have a nice clean screen while playing League of Legends.
League of Legends now has a different option in the Settings for turning off the chat visibility that you could use as well if you want a clean screen. For most people though, removing the HUD will be good enough.