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FIX: League of Legends Reconnect Loop

Can't Reconnect to League of Legends? Here Are 5 Ways to Fix LoL Reconnect Loop

Many gamers experience an issue when they can't reconnect to League of Legends (LoL). This article contains several methods known to fix this issue.

League of Legends Reconnect Loop Bug

The Reconnect loop bug first started happening from Patch 8.13, and users have been experiencing this issue ever since.

Users who experience the reconnect bug report that the game launcher and champion select work fine. However, when attempting to launch the game, the game window opens and closes instantly. They are returned to the launcher with the Reconnect button.

Before applying any of our fixes, ensure that you have a stable Internet connection, as an unstable connection will cause League of Legends to lose communication with the servers. If you’re using a WiFi connection, connect your PC to the Internet router via an Ethernet cable.

Also, try restarting your router, updating your GPU drivers, and temporarily disabling your anti-virus software.

Video Guide on How to Fix League of Legends Reconnect Loop

Table of Contents:

Method 1. End All League of Legends Processes

1. Hold down Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys to open Task Manager.

Right-click League of Legends-related tasks and click End task

2. In the Processes tab, locate all League of Legends and Riot-related processes.

3. Right-click each process and click End task. Make sure that no League of Legends or Riot processes are running.

4. Launch League of Legends to see if that fixed the problem.

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Method 2. Repair League of Legends Game Files

Right-click the League of Legends shortcut and click Run as an administrator

1. Right-click the League of Legends desktop shortcut and click Run as administrator.

Click the Cog Icon

2. Once on the launcher window, click the Cog icon.

Click Initiate Full Repair

3. In the General tab, click Initiate Full Repair.

Click Yes to initiate game file repair

4. Click Yes to confirm the action.

5. Wait for the game to repair itself. Note that this process may take some time to complete.

6. Once the game has been repaired, reboot your PC.

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Method 3. Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter

1. Hold down Windows+E keys to open File Explorer.

Right-click League of Legends.exe and click Properties

2. Navigate to your League of Legends directory (C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Game)

3. Right-click League of Legends.exe and click Properties.

Click Run compatibility troubleshooter

4. Select the Compatibility tab.

5. Click Run compatibility troubleshooter.

Click Try recommended settings

6. Click Try recommended settings.

Click Test the program

7. Click Test the program.

8. If you managed to connect successfully, click Next.

Click Yes, save these settings for this program

9. Click Yes, save these settings for this program.

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Method 4. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations, Override Hight DPI Scaling, and Run in Compatibility Mode

1. Open the League of Legends Launcher.

Click the Cog icon

2. Once on the launcher window, click the Cog icon.

Tick Prefer DX9 Legacy Mode and click Done

3. Select Game.

4. In the Graphics section, tick the Prefer DX9 Legacy Mode option and click Done.

5. Hold down Windows+E keys to open File Explorer.

Right-click League of Legends.exe and click Properties

6. Navigate to your League of Legends directory (C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Game)

7. Right-click League of Legends.exe and click Properties.

Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for

8. Select the Compatibility tab.

9. Tick the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.

10. Open the compatibility mode drop-down menu and select Windows 8.

Tick Disable fullscreen optimizations and click Change high DPI settings

11. Tick Disable fullscreen optimizations.

12. Click Change high DPI settings.

Tick Override high DPI scaling behavior and click OK

13. Tick Override high DPI scaling behavior and click OK.

Click Apply and click OK

14. In the League of Legends Properties window, click Apply and click OK.

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Method 5. Change Your DNS Server Address

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

Type in ncpa.cpl and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK.

Right-click your network adapter and click Properties

3. Right-click the network adapter and select Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses option

5. Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses option.

6. Enter the following addresses (or your preferred DNS addresses):

  • In the Preferred DNS server, type in 1.1.1.1
  • In the Alternate DNS server, type in 1.0.0.1

7. Click OK to save settings.

8. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

If League of Legends doesn't start, check out our article about this problem here. If League of Legends shows you a black screen, read our article about it here.

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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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