Where is the League of Legends Config File Located?

Config files may sound like something extremely complicated, but for the purposes of LoL players, these explanations are more than enough.

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Config files are the lifeblood of any videogame. Messing with them is rarely recommended, but in the case of League of Legends, finding it is sometimes necessary, to take care of any issues that might pop up.

How to Find League of Legends Config Folder?

There are a few possible locations where you might find the folder containing Riot’s config files for League of Legends, depending on where you decided it gets placed during installation. The most likely option, though, is the default one, which places the League of Legends files in C:/Riot Games/League of Legends/.

League of Legends - Config Folder

The easiest way of finding the config folder, which of course contains the Config files, is by copying the mentioned location into “This PC”. Or, you can do it manually:

  1. Open “This PC”
  2. Open Local Disk (C:)
  3. Open the Riot Games folder
  4. Open the League of Legends folder
  5. Open the Config folder at the top of the list.

What are LoL Config Files Used For?

There are a number of things that config files can be, and sometimes must be, used, or even abused for. It’s not something that’s League of Legends restricted though, as these are the game files that every game has. Though League of Legends does have some specific uses for them, with each file being capable of being adjusted.

League of Legends - Config Files

Increasing League of Legends FPS With Config Files

One of the uses config files have, is increasing your FPS in-game, should you believe that your hardware is capable of much better performance than it’s currently showing.

Of course, config files can’t be used as a miracle cure, should your hardware be lacking, instead are there to remedy any issues found in the game itself, and its compatibility with your PC.

Changing In-game League of Legends Setting With Config Files

As it is, config files are a log of the various settings and changes you’ve made to your game. And, while League of Legends does have a simple way of optimizing your in-game settings, if you want something more than what’s available the easy way, config files are your path to it.

Zooming Out More Than Possible Through Config Files

League of Legends is a game of perception in quite a lot of cases, and having information on enemy movement is paramount. One of the ways of improving your odds is to zoom out as far as possible, but Riot Games have put a hard cap on that in the in-game settings.

League of Legends - Changing Config Files

Config files allow you to bypass this. Though, it is considered cheating by Riot’s standards, so do so at your own risk.

Changing LoL Client Settings Through Config Files

The League of Legends Client is unstable at the best of times, so Riot don’t allow their players too much customization of it to make matters even worse, potentially.

Config files, on the other hand, have no such qualms and allow players to make changes to their LoL Client, such as making it full screen, for example.

Fixing LoL Issues Through Config Files

Delving into this topic requires far more technical knowledge than the average person possesses, to be able to manipulate the config files in any way that will prove to be beneficial. However, the simplest way of fixing League of Legends issues, such as some critical errors, is by reinstalling the game, and that requires resetting the League of Legends Config files.

How to Reset LoL Config Files?

If you've managed to make the problem even worse by messing with the config files too much, or even after reinstalling League of Legends, the answer is resetting your config files.

League of Legends - Resetting Config Files

This will clear any in-game or client settings you've selected and set your settings back to default, and here's how to do it:

  1. Launch League of Legends and log into your account
  2. Minimize the client and go to your League of Legends install folder
  3. The default install location is "C:\Riot Games\League of Legends"
  4. Delete the Config folder
  5. Go back to your League client and launch a custom game. This will generate a new config folder

And there you have it, League of Legends Config files explained. What you do with this information is at your own risk though, and we recommend against taking any extreme measures that may ruin your game or even get your hard-earned accounts banned.