Get ready for the freedom to express yourself! Following patch 9.23 Riot games silently slipped in a fun and exciting feature to the League of Legends chat system.
Aside from the diverse range of bug-fixes and in-game balancing that came with patch 9.23, users were also surprised to find that they were able to use League Of Legends emoji inside of the chat system. The League of Legends thinking emoji, kisses, and winks, and a whole plethora other emoticons have added an entire range of emotion to the game.
Emojis were implemented thanks to popular demand, but they weren’t entirely possible until they discontinued supporting old operating systems, including Windows XP and Vista. If you were on an old OS, you might’ve noticed that emojis appeared as boxes or regular text. The reason for this is that later versions of windows started to include emojis in their “Unicode” or “Language Table.” Now that emojis have made their way into the League of Legends and newer operating systems, you can easily give them a try.
How To Use League Of Legends Emoji Symbols On Windows 10
In case you aren’t familiar with how to add emojis to your in-game chatbox, you have a few options to throw in the perfect emoji for any situation.
The Windows 10 Emoji Picker
The first method to find the correct emoji works for windows 10 users. If your keyboard layout is set up correctly and you’re able to use shortcuts, you can simply press the Windows key + ; (semicolon) for a full list of supported emojis on Windows 10. While you’re in-game, simply select the chatbox and hit this shortcut, and you’ll be graced with the entire selection without having to tab out of your game.
Check out this article to learn more about how you can configure the Windows 10 emoji picker.
Windows 10 On-Screen Touch Keyboard
Unfortunately, not everyone has these shortcuts configured. If you’re having trouble finding your preferred League of Legends emoji on Windows 10, you can easily open it up by turning on the touch keyboard.
Right-click the taskbar at the bottom of your screen while looking at your desk job, then select the “Show touch keyboard button.” This should add a small keyboard icon to the bottom of your taskbar. Whenever you feel the need to use an emoji, simply click on the keyboard icon, and next to the control button on the touch screen keyboard, there will be an emoji button. The emoji button will bring up the entire list that you might not have been able to access using a shortcut. This method works great for users running multiple monitors.
The Good Old Copy-Paste Approach
Not everyone plays League of Legends on a Windows 10 machine, and that’s totally okay. You can easily hop online and copy and paste emojis directly into League of Legends without a hassle. There are tons of great websites to help you find the perfect emoji for any situation.
Unlike old-school league of legends, you can now that you’re able to insert emojis into your League of Legends chat you can have an incredible amount of fun while talking to your friends, or taunting the opposing team. While the emojis may not come up in full color elsewhere, you can even try adding them to the names of your rune pages or even to your status.
So now that you’re in the loop on how emojis work inside of the game – let us know what your favorite League of Legends emoji is in the comments below!