League of Legends: How to Fix the ‘unexpected error while logging in’ issue?

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League of Legends is an online multiplayer battle arena game. Developed and published in 2009 by Riot games. League of legends was inspired by Warcraft 3 and the developers thought to make a standalone game falling under the same genre. It is a free-to-play game. The game is available on both Windows and macOS. Since its release, the game has bagged many positive reviews and has a player count of over 100 million.

League of Legends is a team-based strategy game. Two teams each of five players battle each other. Each team has to defend his part on the map as well as attacking the other half of the map. Every player on the team has to control a special character which is known as a champion with a unique ability and style of play different from others.

As the game progresses, the champion becomes more powerful by collecting experience points and purchasing items in order to defeat the opposing team. The game concludes when a team captures their enemy base and destroying a large structure in their base known as the ‘Nexus’.

League of Legends is a very popular game and is listed as the world’s largest e-sport game. In 2019, a championship tournament was conducted which had over 100 million viewers all around the world and the minimum prize was US$2.5 million.

League of Legends in-game errors:

After it’s release back in 2009, it has become a victim of many errors and users from all over the world. Users faced multiple issues like error code 04, patching issues, game crashing over time. The game over the years has tried to solve all these bugs and errors in the game through updates and patches. However, after the last update, users have been experiencing log in issues when trying to join the game. This error has been furious for many players around the globe and has reported to the Riot game support center.

League of Legends Login Error

When you wish to log into your game, you may get the error message saying that ‘there was an unexpected error with the login session’. League of Legends fans have complained about this error, as it has frequently popped up, ruining the user game experience. It may likely a bug and it has not been resolved as yet and may be fixed in the upcoming updates or patches, but the good news is that we have fixes that work for all users.

To fix the login error in League of Legends, follow the steps below:-

Force quit and restart League of Legends

The first and universally accustomed method to fix something is to restart it. Once you log in to League of Legends and see the login error, close your game and restart it. This method has been useful for many players around the globe. If the above method doesn’t;t work, try to force quit the application via Task manager. Follow the steps below to force quit the game from the task manager:-

  • Right-click the Windows icon on the desktop and then click on Task Manager from the pop-up menu.
  • Scroll down the items in the Task Manager to find RiotClientServices.exe, RiotClientUx.exe, and LeagueofLegends.exe. Then, right-click on them and choose End task from the elevated menu.
  • Now, open your League of Legends client once again and log in. At this time, you may log in successfully. If still fails to log in, try the following solutions as well.

Check your Internet connection, use an Ethernet Cable

Another method that you can try to fix this issue is to restart your internet connection. The connection you are using might be slow and unstable. Turn your router off and wait for 10-15 seconds and restart it. It can help to reset your signal strength to provide a flawless connection. Multiple devices connected to the same internet could be the reason to overload your router capacity.

Try turning the wifi off for unused devices. If your internet connection is not working properly or causing errors,  then you can try connecting an Ethernet. Connecting ethernet directly from the router to your laptop/pc provides an uninterrupted connection.

Update game drivers

League of legends is an old game so it is possible that it may not be compatible with your current drivers. Since the game is updated more regularly, it is possible that the current driver version may not be suitable for the age to run. In order to fix the issue, it is better to update your GPU drivers.

Although the drivers are set to be automatically updated, some users turn them off as they can cause system errors. You might want to check the setting and update your drivers to enjoy the game and fix the error. To update your NVIDIA and AMD drivers, your can visit their page given below:-

AMD Graphics Card

NVIDIA Graphics Card

Configure your NAT type and QoS settings

If restarting your internet router didn’t solve the issue, try tweaking the advanced internet issue. The first thing you need to do is configure your NAT type. NAT type basically forms a connection between your IP address to the servers of League of legends, A strict NAT type may block your access to play the game so the best way is to change your NAT type from strict to Moderate. You can ask your IP provider to change the setting for you. You can also follow the steps below to change it manually:-

  • Go to your router connection login page.
  • Enter username and password and log in.
  • Look for UPnP settings from advanced settings and enable UPnP
  • After enabling, save the settings and restart your game.

You can also change your internet QoS settings. It allows a smooth and stable connection and strengthens your internet connection. To change the QoS setting manually, follow the steps below:-

  • Go to your router connection login page.
  • Enter username and password and log in.
  • Under the advanced settings, Look QoS option.
  • Click on the QoS button and prioritize the device you want to give the highest priority.
  • After enabling, save the settings and restart your game.

Switch to Google DNS

Google offers a separate domain name server to its internet users known as Google DNS. If trying all the above methods to resolve the login issue hasn’t been fruitful, proceed to modify your DNS. To change your DNS to Google DNS, follow the steps below:-

  • Click on the search button in the taskbar and open Control Panel.
  • In the control panel, head to the Network and Internet option.
  • locate and select the Network and Sharing Center.
  • On the left pane, select Change Adapter Settings.
  • Right-click on the Internet you are currently connected to and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties
  • Enable the button parallel to Use the following DNS server addresses.
  • Now set the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS as and respectively
  • Apply the settings and check whether the issue is resolved or not. If the error still persists proceed further.

We have listed above some methods which will surely help you out to fix the login error in the league of legends and you won’t face any problem surely. But if you still continue seeing this error, contact the support team of League of Legends and share your problems regarding the game so that they can identify the root cause and provide you with the solution. Many users have lodged the complaint and hopefully, they will fix the error in an upcoming update.

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