LoL Patch 13.4 Chat Features & Commands: Party Chat, Mute Self & Deafen Explained
League of Legends is a team game where communication is absolutely crucial. Players often talk to each other in-game either via the chat feature or by using pings effectively. Notably, League of Legends Preseason 2023 was solely aimed at improving communication in the game and Riot Games added new pings. At the end of 2022, Riot stated that it was doubling the number of pings available to players to better facilitate communication between teammates. It also introduced objective voting to make sure that all players are on the same page. Now, the company has added new chat features and commands to League of Legends in LoL Patch 13.4, which went live on 23rd February.
Riot Games has now added features like party chat, and new commands including mute self and deafen in LoL Patch 13.4.
LoL Patch 13.4: What is party chat? What are the new chat commands?
If you play League of Legends, you must be aware of these two chat features:
In order to unmute one particular player alone, you can use the command /mute SummonerName. Otherwise, using the /mute all or /full mute commands again will unmute everyone since there is no dedicated /unmute command in League of Legends.
Additionally, you can use the /ignore command to mark a player for life. Once you use this command on a player, you will receive a notification that you have an ‘ignored’ player in your lobby.
The other option to mute players in-game is the following:
Hold or press the [TAB] key to reveal the match scoreboard
To the far right, past the player’s inventory slots, are three icons that allow you to individually mute their emotes, pings, or mute all.
Now, let us look at the new feature called Party chat and the newly added commands:
The Party chat is a new chat channel that allows players to chat and communicate just with their pre-made party members. Additionally, players can now identify the “chat channels” clearly on the chat console.
The chat console now shows the chat channels [team, party, all] receiving your messages to the left of your chat bar. Players can toggle between the different channels with commands or the [tab] key, and change which channels are active for them in their settings. For quick access to party chat, you can use the /party, /pt, or /p commands. Incoming party chat messages will be indicated with [Party] before the message. Notably, party chat will be the default chat setting for new players.
The new behavioral systems in LoL Patch 13.4 are:
/muteself: This will prevent players from using text chat. However, using this command will notify others that one has muted oneself. It can be undone by using /muteself again.
/deafen: This command will prevent players from using text chat and also prevent them from seeing chat from other players. Again, it will notify the rest of the team. It can be undone by using /deafen again.