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5 Ways to Fix League of Legends Black Screen

Getting a Black Screen After Launching League of Legends? Here’s How You Can Fix That

League of Legends (LoL) is a hugely popular online video game, but many players often experience an issue when a black screen appears after logging into the game. The good news is that there are ways you can fix this issue by employing some tried and tested methods.

League of Legends Black Screen Issue

What Causes League of Legends to Show a Black Screen and How to Fix It?

Many have found that the black screen issue occurs after pressing Alt+Tab while logging into League of legends. In other cases, the black screen appears after selecting a champion.

You may also get a black screen after logging into the game in full-screen mode. It has been suggested that this may be due to the game screen size.

If the League of Legends resolution is higher than your desktop resolution, you may encounter this error. In this case, the issue stems from the fact that your PC cannot handle the game in full-screen mode. Some players suggest pressing Alt+Enter keys to switch the game to windowed mode.

Another reason you may get a black screen may be your anti-virus program blocking some of the game’s features. If that’s the case, you should add League of legends to your anti-virus software exceptions list.

Some people found a workaround to the black screen by logging out and then logging back into League of Legends. For most, it takes around three times to do it for it to work. However, others aren’t so lucky and can’t get the game working.

Luckily, there are better ways to resolve the black screen issue than logging out and logging back in. We have compiled a list of known fixes that will hopefully fix the problem for good.

Video Guide on How to Fix League of Legends Black Screen

Table of Contents:

Solution 1. Run League of Legends as Administrator

Right-click League of Legends icon and click Properties

1. Right-click the game launcher and select Properties.

Select Run theis program as an administrator and click OK

2. Go to the Compatibility tab.

3. Mark the Run this program as an administrator checkbox.

4. Click Apply and click OK.

5. Launch League of Legends to check if the black screen issue is fixed.

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Solution 2. Disable Display Scaling

Right-click League of Legends icon and click Properties

1. Right-click the game launcher and select Properties.

Click Change high DPI settings

2. Go to the Compatibility tab.

3. In the Settings section, click Change high DPI settings.

Check the Override high DPI scaling checkbox and click OK

4. Then, mark the Override high DPI scaling behavior checkbox, and click OK.

Uncheck Run theis program in compatibility mode and check run this program as as administrator and click OK

5. Make sure the Run the Program in compatibility mode option is not marked. Uncheck it if it is.

6. Mark the Run this program as an administrator checkbox.

7. Click Apply and click OK.

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Solution 3. Perform a Clean Boot

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in MSConfig in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog, type in MSConfig and click OK.

Check Hide all Microsoft services checkbox and click Disable all

3. In the resulting System Configuration window, select the Services tab.

4. Then, mark the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox at the bottom left corner of the window.

5. Click Disable all.

Go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager

6. Then, Navigate to the Startup tab.

7. Click Open Task Manager.

Right-click each startup app and click Disable

8. Right-click each application, and click Disable.

9. Close the Task Manager.

Click Apply and click OK

10. In the System Configuration window, click Apply and click OK.

Click Restart when prompted

11. Click Restart when prompted.

12. Launch League of Legends and check if that fixed the black screen issue.

13. If you need to revert back to normal boot, here’s what you have to do.

Type in MSConfig in Run and click OK

14. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

15. In the Run dialog, type in MSConfig and click OK.

Select Normal startup

16. In the General tab, select Normal startup.

Make sure that all Microsoft services are unhidden

17. Then, go to the Services tab and ensure that the Hide all Microsoft services option is unchecked.

Go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager

18. Lastly, go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.

Enable previously disabled startup apps

19. Select and enable the previously disabled applications.

20. Close the Task Manager.

21. In the System Configuration window, click Apply and click OK.

Click Restart when prompted

22. Click Restart when prompted.

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Solution 4. Update Windows 10

Right-click Start and click Settings

1. Right-click Start and click Settings.

Select Update and Security

2. Select Update & Security.

Click Check for Updates

3. Click Check for Updates.

Click Install now

4. If Windows already checked for updates, click Install.

Click Restart now

5. Click Restart now to complete the update process.

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Solution 5. Update Graphics Driver Using Device Manager

Right-click Start and click Device Manager

1. Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.

Expand Display adapters list, right-click your display adapter and click Update driver

2. Expand the Display adapters list.

3. Select your display adapter (graphics card), right-click it, and click Update driver.

Click Search automatically for drivers

4. Select Search automatically for drivers.

5. Windows will download and install the drivers.

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Update Nvidia Graphics Driver

Go to the Nvidia graphics driver download page

1. Open your web browser, and go to Nvidia’s graphics drivers download page.

Select your Nvidia graphics card and click Search

2. Manually select your GPU model and series, operating system type, and language.

3. Then, click the Search button.

Click Download

4. Click the Download button.

Click Download again

5. Once redirected to another page, click the Download button again.

6. Once downloaded, run the graphics driver installation wizard.

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Update AMD Graphics Driver

Go to the AMD graphics driver download page

1. Open your web browser, and go to AMD’s graphics drivers download page.

Select your AMD graphics card and click Submit

2. Manually select your GPU model and series and click Submit.

Select your operating system, select the driver and click Download

3. Then, select your operating system type.

4. Select the driver and click Download.

5. Once downloaded, run the graphics driver installation wizard.

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Rimvydas Iliavicius

Rimvydas is a researcher with over four years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He attended Kaunas University of Technology and graduated with a Master's degree in Translation and Localization of Technical texts in 2017. His interests in computers and technology led him to become a versatile author in the IT industry. At PCrisk, he's responsible for writing in-depth how-to articles for Microsoft Windows. Contact Rimvydas Iliavicius.

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