Is Your LoL Loading Screen Stuck? Here’s What to Do!
How to deal with a loading screen bug in LoL
Here’s a list of things that you need to check when you have a loading screen issue.
Make Sure That Your PC Meets the Recommended System Requirements
League of Legends was developed and released by Riot Games in 2009. However, since then, it has gone through numerous updates and its system requirements have increased accordingly.
The first thing you need to check when you cannot play LoL because of a loading screen error is your specs. Make sure you have a good internet connection, that your GPU drivers are up to date, and that your windows operating system is not from 20 years ago.
Ideally, you should play the game on Windows 10 or at least on Windows 8 or 7. If your OS is older, have your Windows operating system updated.
The recommended system requirements for League of Legends include:
If you have a slow internet connection or your specs are extremely poor, it’s likely that your loading screen problems come from there.
Also, keep in mind that when you use Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable (or a wired internet connection), your internet speed is much weaker.
Check your League of Legends files
There’s always a chance that your game files might be corrupted. So one thing you can do to fix League on your PC is to simply reinstall League of Legends and see if the loading screen problem persists.
Lower your LoL settings
If you suspect that the cause of your loading screen bug is your in-game settings, lower them. Set everything to the lowest value and turn off every setting that affects performance and can be turned off.
If your loading screen error is gone after that, the cause of the problem was either your PC specs or your internet connection.
Close other applications on your computer
A lot of League players have the bad habit of playing League of Legends with 30 tabs open in their browser and lots of other apps running in the background. They often use Zoom, Skype, and Discord at the same time. And they listen to music on YouTube while competing. Meanwhile, their PC specs are modest and can’t deal with everything.
When you’re trying to fix League of Legends bugs that might be caused by your own PC, make sure you give the game client as many resources as possible. Also, make sure your game client is updated.
Maybe it’s Riot’s fault
Every once in a while, Riot Games updates LoL and the latest patch contains a few subtle bugs, which they usually fix quickly. So if you’ve checked everything and your PC, internet connection, and game installation seem to be in perfect condition, check the date on which the latest LoL patch was released.
If it’s clear that the error is not caused by Riot Games, apart from the measures described in this article, you should also try the following things. All of them are easy to do and don’t require advanced computer knowledge.
- Restart your PC
- Restart the game
- Restart the game client
- Make sure that you have your PC drivers updated
- Wait patiently (sometimes, the loading time is simply longer than you think!)