League of Legends is getting a new chat setting with the release of Patch 9.14 next week that will allow users to disable allied chat.
Currently, the only way players can mute their allies is by individually clicking on the mute buttons found next to their teammates’ names on the match’s scoreboard. Additionally, there’s a “Show [All] chat” option in the game’s settings that, when checked, prevents players from seeing what their opponents are saying in /all chat.
The new “Show [Allied] chat” setting will work similarly to the one “Show [All] chat” currently listed in the game’s settings. Once checked, users will enter a game with their teammates muted. While the setting will persist to consequential matches, it won’t disable chats for the pre or post-game lobbies.
This setting will be particularly useful for those who prefer to play without any chat enabled. And with something like this, players will be able to enter a game with the other players automatically muted.
Patch 9.14 will be a lengthier patch cycle and is expected to ship on July 17. Once the new chat setting is implemented on live servers following the patch’s release, all users will have their default setting checked, meaning they will have to venture into their setting and deselect the option if they want to automatically disable allied chat.