League of Legends Account Sharing Tips
Sometimes you need to share your League of Legends account. Whether you want to let your friend test out a skin or play some clash for you, lending your account is sometimes necessary. That said, lending your account out to anyone isn’t something that should be taken lightly, as your League of Legends account has essential information like credit cards and PayPal account attached to it.
So, if you’re going to share your account, you need to do it right. The tips below will ensure that you are always in control of your account, even when someone else is playing on it.
Being in Control
There is more to your League of Legends account than just the password you use to log in. There are several other services that you can connect to before you lend someone access to the account. The first of these is your email, but that’s inherent to having a League account.
The first thing to check is going to be to confirm that you have a phone number, namely yours, connected to your League account. At the moment, the Riot Games staff don’t consider your phone number an active way to recover your account, but the more unique information you can provide about the account, the more luck you will have with a support ticket.
The second thing to check will be ensuring that your account is set with the presets that you would like going into games. Though most of these are changeable within the game itself, turning off all-chat for a friend who has chat problems can save you headaches in the future. Keep in mind that everything they do on your account is considered done by you by Riot.
The third is that the best time to lend your League of Legends account is going to be when you’re around. Though it’s not always possible, being in the room with someone who is spending time on your account is the safest way to stay in control and ensure that nothing weird is going on with the account you’re lending. Though distance can ruin this, take advantage in any situation that you can.
Remove Important Information:
League of Legends saves a lot of information on your account for ease of use, but this isn’t the best when you’re lending out your account to someone.
The main thing to do here is to ensure that League isn’t set to, and isn’t remembering your credit card information or PayPal IDs. First of all, this would let the person playing on the account buy anything they want with your money which isn’t great, but more critically, they would be able to send RP to themselves or others with your credit card. So removing this information strips away the risk for this sort of thing happening.
It might seem obvious, but the most important thing to keep in mind when sharing your League of Legends account is that you should only ever share it with someone that you trust, and you’re OK with being ‘you’ for a while. As we mentioned earlier, Riot doesn’t care if anyone else was playing on your account when it said rude things in chat or broke the summoner’s code. The account will be banned and you will lose everything.
As part of this, it’s critical to have a conversation with whoever you’re sharing the account with to establish boundaries, intent and anything else you need to before sharing the account. One of the most important things that people don’t tend to think of is ensuring that you have the player borrowing the account track every change they make to your in-game settings. It might not seem like much, but if they change things like mouse sensitivity or camera speed without telling you, it can take weeks to figure out everything that was changed and get it back to the way you like it on your account.
Finally, make sure that the person you’re sharing the account with knows the timeline that you’re sharing the account for. It’s better to establish that early than to have them be surprised when you log them out, or you get confused when you try to login to the account and cannot because it’s currently online.
When sharing your account, you should never be giving out your personal password to your League of Legends account. The best thing you can do is make a new password for the person who will be using the account, keep that password on the account until they are done with the account, and then change it back to your original private password once you’re done finished sharing. This ensures that you don’t need to keep coming up with new, long term passwords, and you’re also not handing someone the keys forever when you offer them access to your account.
Even better than this, if you can be in the same space as them, is logging them into your account without sharing your password with them at all.
One thing to keep in mind is that sharing passwords and accounts is strictly against the League of Legends Summoner’s Code. Honestly, this doesn’t affect much, but it does mean that you’re going to be breaking the rules and shouldn’t talk about it on the platform. Also, make sure that the person you’re lending the account to understands that they can’t talk about this in in-game chat, because that could lead to a ban even if they’re perfectly polite every time they play!
Even with all of these tips, the safest thing to do with your account to keep it for personal use only, that said, following these guidelines will ensure that you have the best experience you can while your friend tries out that sweet new skin or carries your team through the Clash finals.
Stay safe out there summoners!