The League of Legends friends list error has been recently popping up again, stopping players from entering matches alongside their friends.
But what's the cause of the League of Legends friends list error and is there a fix for it? We've got answers.
League of Legends Friends List Error
The League of Legends friends list error can either make you unable to see your friends list and connect to the chat server or it can show your friends list as nearly entirely empty, with profile pictures blacked out.
Not only does the League of Legends friends list error stop you from sending out invites to friends, but it also stops you from accepting invites from friends who see you on their friends list. It can be rather frustrating.
From what we can tell, the League of Legends friends list error is caused by a bug on Riot's side. They acknowledged the issue as recently as January 18, suggesting either deleting the Riot Client and League of Legends folders alongside reinstalling League, and syncing your system clock as solutions.
🛠️ For those experiencing the blank friends list, try one of these two steps which has helped most players resolve the issue:— Riot Games Support (@RiotSupport) January 18, 2020
- Deleting the Riot Client and League of Legends folders and reinstalling League
- Syncing your system clock: https://t.co/EOr8cmmNMv
Despite it not being the most elegant solution, some players have also had luck getting rid of the friends list error by deleting the folders mentioned above and reinstalling the game.
Reddit user eTniez94 has put together a thread dedicated to the League of Legends friends list error, in which players encountering it have chimed in with other, more fringe, fixes that worked for them.