Though it may not harm anything to have outstanding social and gaming accounts after they’re no longer in use, it’s understandable why you’d want to see them deleted. This is especially true for accounts of deceased loved ones.
Jump ahead to these sections:
- How to Delete Your Own League of Legends Account
- How to Delete a Deceased Loved One’s League of Legends Account
- Frequently Asked Questions: Deleting a League of Legends Account
Leaving accounts idle subjects them to the possible theft of personal information, even on secure sites. And, not to mention, content, notifications, or contact requests may pile up unnecessarily.
In this post, you’ll learn how to request for your account to be deleted on the online game, League of Legends. League of Legends is also tied to a larger gaming platform, Riot Games. You’ll also learn how to request for a loved one’s account to be deleted, as well, which may take a bit longer.
How to Delete Your Own League of Legends Account
Deleting your own League of Legends account — or any associated Riot Games account — is simple. All it really takes is a quick visit to the support page with your login credentials. And if you don’t have those, there are some easy workarounds described below.
Head to the support page
The first step you must complete to delete your League of Legends account is to head to the support page. It doesn’t matter if you have a few different gaming accounts through Riot Games or are currently active on League of Legends alone — the account deletion process can happen all in one spot.
Read deactivation disclaimers
Once you’re on the support page, you’ll view a few disclaimers about your wish to delete your account and how to do so.
First and foremost, you’ll have to prove ownership of the account you wish to delete. However, if you’re having trouble with the login process or you wish to delete a deceased person’s account, that information can be found later in this post.
Another disclaimer to be aware of is that your account will not be deleted immediately upon submitting your request—it will simply be queued for deletion. Your account will remain in the queue for a 30-day grace period, just in case you change your mind.
You have the option to contact support if you wish to cancel the delete request within this 30-day window. If you do not reach out, they will go forward with deleting your account.
Log in (if possible)
To go forward with deactivation after reading the disclaimers, you’ll be prompted to log in to your account. If you have a tool like autofill or “remember me” set up, you shouldn’t have any issues.
However, if you’ve forgotten your password or your login credentials aren’t working, you may have to reach out to support by submitting a ticket.
Of course, you can also try the “forgot password” option to help you log in. Further instructions for how to delete an account without being able to log in can be found in the rest of this post.
Complete the steps described
After logging in to your account, you’ll then follow the steps or prompts described to deactivate your account. Be sure that you have a good internet connection while completing this process and that you’re patient with page load times.
Wait for confirmation that your account has been queued for deletion. As a reminder, completing the account “deletion” process actually places your account in a queue to be deleted—it will not be deleted right away.
You’ll have a 30-day grace period prior to your account being fully deleted. If you do not notify support that you have changed your mind, the deletion process will continue.
Unsuccessful? Reach out to the “Account Bot”
If you’re having a hard time with the deactivation process or you have a few simple questions come up, you can use the support site’s account bot feature. This chatbot, likely found on the bottom left of your screen, can help guide you through simple actions on the website.
However, keep in mind that this is not a real, live chat with a human being. For more complicated inquiries, you’ll have better luck submitting a support ticket so you can get a response from a real human. According to Riot Games support, ticket volumes may be high at times, so it may take up to 30 days to receive a response.
Still unsuccessful? Submit a support ticket
If you are still unable to successfully deactivate your account or have more complicated questions about the process, you can submit a support ticket.
Submitting a support ticket may not be a bad idea regardless of the outcome of your quest to deactivate your account. This way, you have evidence of your attempt just in case you run into billing issues or other problems down the line. You can also submit additional feedback to Riot Games if you believe this is necessary.
How to Delete a Deceased Loved One’s League of Legends Account
The process for attempting to delete a deceased loved one’s League of Legends account might differ from the steps described above. The process should still be easy, but results may vary depending on your circumstances.
Again, head to the support page
The first step you must complete to attempt to delete a deceased loved one’s League of Legends account is to also head to the support page. Again, it doesn’t matter if your loved one had a few different gaming accounts through Riot Games or was only active on League of Legends. The account deletion process, if possible, happens all in one spot.
If you have login information, log in
Since you do not own the account of your deceased loved one, you will have to log in using their credentials to successfully delete it. That said, you may not have the right password or username. This is where it might get a little tricky.
However, if you’re able to log in, you will follow the steps described above as if you’re the owner of the account. Again, be sure that you have a good internet connection while completing this process and that you’re patient with page load times.
You should also wait for confirmation that your loved one’s account has been queued for deletion. As a reminder, completing the account “deletion” process actually places the account in a queue to be deleted—it will not be deleted right away
What if you don’t have the right password?
So, what if you don’t have the right password for your loved one’s account? If you have access to their recovery email address, you can proceed with the “forgot password” function. You’ll then follow the steps to change the password, log back in, and delete the account.
What if you don’t have the right username or password?
If you don’t have the right username or password for your loved one’s league of legends account, you have a few options. You can again attempt the “forgot password” function and take a guess for what recovery email your loved one used.
Another option is to contact support. However, as described, you must provide proof of ownership of the account in order to delete it this way. If you’re unable to provide adequate information about your loved one, support may not process your request immediately.
In this case, you’ll have to describe your situation in more detail as well as what you’re trying to accomplish. According to Riot Games support, they do not typically delete accounts for the deceased.
What if your request is denied?
If you weren’t able to provide adequate details about your loved one to delete the account on their behalf or support has denied your request, hope is not lost. You can continue to contact support—just be honest about your situation and why you wish to delete the account.
Appealing to support that you are concerned about you or your loved one’s personal information being stolen is one point to make. Eventually, you should be able to reach a support member or leader who hears you and is able to put the account to rest.
If nothing else, Riot Games support mentioned that though they may not delete the account, the course of action they will take (and the next-best option for you) is that they will disable the account.
Disabling the account should alleviate the risk of account data being compromised as well as notifications piling up in the platform. Again, if you have questions about the difference between account deletion or disabling, or anything else, your best bet is to reach out to support.
Frequently Asked Questions: Deleting a League of Legends Account
The Riot Games support page is fairly comprehensive when it comes to frequently asked questions. A few of the most common questions that you may not find the answer to right away, however, can be found below.
Can you delete your League of Legends account from your iPhone?
Yes, you can delete a League of Legends account from your iPhone. All you have to do is check out the support page from your iPhone, as this is a mobile-friendly site.
However, if you do not have your login information saved on your phone, you will need this to proceed. Or, if you do not have a valid username or password, or cannot access your account for other reasons, find the answers for how to proceed below.
Can you delete a League of Legends account without a password?
It is possible to delete a League of Legends account without a password. The first step for deleting an account, however, is to prove account ownership. You may try to say “forgot password” so that you can successfully log in.
If you’re still having issues, you will have to contact support and submit a ticket so that you can access your account to delete it or queue your account to be deleted. It is also possible to recover a lost username as well—just contact support.
Can you recover or reactivate your League of Legends account?
Keep in mind, if you submit your account for deletion, it will be placed in a queue to be deleted for 30 days. As long as you contact support within this 30-day window, you should have no issues reactivating your account and carrying on like normal.
However, if the 30-day window has passed, then you need to contact support. If your account has in fact been deleted, it is unrecoverable, according to the support page. That being said, it won’t hurt to contact support if you believe your account was lost or you’re unable to log in for other reasons.
When In Doubt, Contact Support
Customer service and support teams exist for a reason. It’s in no brand’s best interest to garner a bad reputation, especially when it comes to sensitive issues.
If you’re deleting a personal League of Legends account or the account of a deceased loved one, the process should be simple and straightforward. It doesn’t hurt to follow up with support with additional questions and concerns.
For additional tips on managing your digital afterlife or the digital afterlife of a loved one, Cake has plenty of resources, including how to memorialize a Facebook account or how to permanently delete a TikTok account.