How to Permanently Delete Your LoL Account
There may come a point when you want to delete your League of Legends account and the process for doing this isn't too difficult. Riot Games thankfully doesn't make it too hard to delete or remove your account but it can be a bit annoying, as they would rather you deactivate it than delete it, and hopefully keep you as a player.
Here is how to delete it permanently, though.
How to Delete Your League of Legends Account?
Getting your account deleted isn't too difficult. Riot Games has a self-service option available that players can access on the official League of Legends support website:
- Visit the League of Legends Support page,
- Log into your League of Legends Account,
- Press the “Start deletion Process” Button,
- Follow the instructions.
After queuing your account for deletion, you have 30 days to change your mind. If you do not notify Riot Games that you wish to stop this process, your account will be fully deleted and your account will not be recoverable, including all of the money spent on it.
What is Account Deactivation in League of Legends?
Deleting your account will permanently delete your account and all personal information associated with that account. Once an account has been deleted, there's no way to get it back.
Account deactivation however will restrict your account access but will leave the account data untouched and can be reactivated later, if you’re unsure that you wish to lose your skin and champion collection.
If you want to delete your League of Legends account, keep in mind that this will also delete your Riot ID and accounts for other Riot games linked to that account too. Deactivating your account, on the other hand, is a handy way to keep yourself away from playing League of Legends when you have exams, for example.
Can you Recover a LoL Account?
If you’ve deleted your League of Legends account, then it’s not possible to access it ever again, as all information tied to it has been scrubbed. However, if you’ve simply not played the game in a long time, then your account is safe and sound, as Riot don’t delete idle LoL accounts.
If you know your password and username, then you’re free to rejoin the game. On the other hand, if too much time has gone by and you’re unsure of the exact information, you can recover your League of Legends account by following these steps:
- Fill out the Account Recovery form found on the LoL support page.
- Submit a ticket,
- Select "Recover my Account" as the reason,
- Fill out the necessary Account information, such as username and the e-mail address that was used to create it.
This process also works in case your account has been compromised in any way, such as being hacked or tricked into revealing the necessary information to have it stolen. This is especially prevalent with old accounts that might have old and rare skins, as they are worth quite a lot of money.