League of Legends (LoL) is commonly known as League, a 2009’s multiplayer online battle arena video game, developed and published by Riot Games. It’s actually inspired by Defense of the Ancients which is a custom map for Warcraft III. Though the game has received positive reviews on multiple platforms, it seems that the League of Legends Reconnect Loop Bug is troubling a lot of players recently while trying to launch it on the Windows PC.
This reconnecting loop issue did start from the Patch 8.13 update and players have started experiencing this bug since then. However, while attempting to launch the game, it basically opens and closes frequently. Every time the issue appears with the Reconnect button. It’s expected that somehow the affected players are unable to open the game due to the poor internet connection, server connectivity issues, conflicts with the game files, and more.
Fix: League of Legends Reconnect Loop Bug
The chances are high that you’re also facing the same issue just like others in the middle of the loading screen which prevents players from joining the multiplayer match. Though there is no specific reason found yet and no particular resolution released by the developers, you can follow this troubleshooting guide. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.
1. Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter
First of all, you should run the compatibility troubleshooter because sometimes the server connectivity issue may appear due to the game file conflicts. To do that:
- Open your LoL game’s installation folder on the directory. (By default, you can find it here: C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Game).
- However, if you’ve installed the League of Legends game on another location then you can head over there.
- Now, find out the LeagueofLegends.exe file > Right-click on it and select Properties.
- Click on the Compatibility tab > Click on the checkbox of ‘Run this program in compatibility mode’ to enable it.
- Select Windows 8 from the drop-down list > Click on Run compatibility troubleshooter.
- Click on Try recommended settings > Click on Test the program….
- You’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
- Once done, close the running window, and reboot the PC to apply changes.
2. Repair Game Files
It’s also recommended to verify and repair game files on your game client by following the steps below. Repairing the game files will fix multiple issues with the glitch or corrupted files or missing files. To do so:
- Open your LoL game launcher > Click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner to open Settings.
- Under the GENERAL tab, click on Initiate Full Repair.
- Click on YES to initiate a full repair > It’ll take some time to complete the process.
- Once done, launch League of Legends > Check if the problem is bothering you or not.
3. Update Network Adapter Driver
You should try updating the network adapter driver on the PC to ensure there is no conflict happening with the networking connectivity. Sometimes your internet connection might have a good signal or speed but the network adapter may trouble you due to driver-related issues. To fix it:
- Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
- Click on Device Manager from the list.
- Now, double-click on the Network adapters category to expand the list.
- Then right-click on the specific network device.
- Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
- If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
- Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change the effects.
4. Update Windows
An outdated Windows version or build number can trigger several issues with the system performance whatsoever. It’s recommended to check for the latest update and install the same if you haven’t already. To do that:
- Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
- Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.
- If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
- It may take a while to complete the update.
- Once done, restart your computer to install the update.
5. Change the DNS Server Address
If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to change the DNS address properly on the PC manually to ensure there is no issues with the DNS server connectivity. If in case, your specific ISP has some issues with the DNS address then make sure to use the Google Public DNS address by following the steps below to fix the game server connectivity.
- Press the Windows + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Now, type control and hit Enter to open Control Panel.
- Click on Network and Internet > Select Network and Sharing Center.
- Go to your Connections to select Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or others depending on what you’re using.
- Next, click on Properties > Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) to open a new window.
- Click on Use the following DNS server addresses and input 126.96.36.199 as a Preferred DNS server.
- While you’ll have to enter 188.8.131.52 as the Alternate DNS server > Click on the checkbox of Validate settings upon exit.
- Click on OK to confirm the changes > Launch the League of Legends game to check for the issue.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.