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LOL: Black Screen Error After Champion Select [Fixed]


League of Legends definitely has its fair share of bugs, glitches, and errors. One very common error is the black screen one that comes up specifically after the champion selection screen but before the loading screen comes up.

If this error comes up for you, then chances are you have some issues with your internet connection. Therefore, there are three things you can do to make this problem potentially go away. The first is to try and play the game while using a VPN, the second is to reset your network adapter, and the final but most drastic method is to change your ISP.

If you’ve been having this issue and aren’t able to play League of Legends because of it, then worry not because we’ll make sure you get the fix you need.

Method #1: Play While Using a VPN

The first method is pretty straight forward. Seeing as how the error comes up because of something having to do with your internet connection, using a VPN should theoretically make it go away since then the game will believe you aren’t using your actual internet connection.

Fortunately, using a VPN to play LoL is pretty easy, and you can simply download and install a free one after checking out the reviews to ensure it’s trustworthy. After installing the VPN, simply boot it and connect to a secured connection to enable it.

With the VPN enabled, launch the LoL application and try to go in a match. If, after the champion selection screen, you are able to play without getting the black screen error anymore, then you’ll have to play with a VPN until the issue goes away by itself as chances are it was a temporary issue caused by your ISP. If it doesn’t go away, however, then you’ll have to move on to the next method.

Method #2: Reset Your Network Adapters

The second method that seems to work for players is simply updating or resetting their network adapters. Fortunately, resetting your network adapters on Windows 10 is pretty easy as all you have to do is:

  1. Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)" from the menu that appears. 
  2. In the PowerShell window, type ‘netsh winsock reset’ and hit the enter key to run the code.
  3. Wait for the command to be completed (it might take a couple of seconds so don’t worry)
  4. Once the command has been completed, type ‘netsh int ip reset’ and enter that as well then wait for this command to be completed.
  5. With both commands completed, close the Windows PowerShell window and restart your computer.

With your network adapters reset, all you have to do now is launch LoL and try to get into a game. Hopefully this time you’ll be able to get in a match with no issue at all.

Method #3: Disable Your Windows Firewall

Before you jump into the last and most drastic method, we recommend you give disabling your Windows firewall a shot in hopes that it’s the thing you need to make this error finally go away. To disable your Windows firewall, you have to:

  1. Click on the Windows Start button and select ‘Settings’. 
  2. In the Settings window, click on ‘Update & Security’. 
  3. From here, click on ‘Windows Security’ toward the left side of the screen.
  4. Now, click on ‘Firewall and network protection’ and click on the network profile you want to turn off the firewall for.
  5. Finally, under the ‘Windows Defender Firewall’ section, toggle the switch to ‘Off’ and press confirmed when asked for confirmation to do so.

Of course, not having a firewall to protect your computer can be dangerous, so we recommend you quickly launch League of Legends after disabling your firewall to see if you’re able to get past the character selection screen this time without any black screen error popping up.

Method #4: Change Your ISP

As we mentioned above, this fix is a little drastic, but if you aren’t able to get past the champion select screen even after trying all of the above mentioned methods, then the only thing you can do is change your ISP or internet service provider.

We say this because if nothing thus far has worked then chances are either your ISP has deliberately blocked the usage of certain features that are important for League of Legends to work, or there’s something else unintentionally messing with your network’s ability to play the game properly.

Before you do change your ISP, however, we recommend that, if possible, you use a different network to connect to a match and play a game. If you don’t get the error with the different network or internet connection, then you should contact your ISP. If they aren’t able to do anything about it, then you might have to change your ISP completely.

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