After many years, Riot Games have finally launched a Japanese server in League of Legends. Thanks to this, Japanese players are now able to play League of Legends with very low ping levels and within their community. They are also able to play the game in their language which is a very important factor in competitive games. In addition to this, many players from outside the region built a demand towards the Japanese server. Whether if you are trying to practice your Japanese or just be a part of the Japanese LoL community, here is how you can play on the Japanese server in LoL.
First, you need to download the LoL client for the Japanese server. Go to LoL Signup page and choose the Japanese region on the top right corner.
At this point, be aware that the default language of the website will be Japanese. So if you do not speak Japanese, we suggest you download a translator extension on your browser. You can easily do this by googling “download translation extension for…” and whatever your browser’s name is. After that fill out your information and click on download for Windows 10 (which is written in Japanese).
Now that you downloaded the client, all you have to do is select the Japanese region and sign in to your account. Start the Riot Client, and before filling out your user details, click on the options button that is placed on the right lower corner of the client.
From there, select the Japanese server which is under the section of “Current Patchline.”
Then, you will see that the client’s language will change to Japanese. After this point, just fill out your user details and sign in from the client.
A reminder: In the past, you would need to use a VPN connection to show your address in Japan to sign to the Japanese server in League of Legends. But the VPN is no longer a requirement and you can directly sign in to your LoL account that is in the Japanese region.
After some loading, you will see that your client is Japanese, which means you are on the Japanese server!
Now, you will be able to play with Japanese players and your language of the game will be Japanese. Keep in mind that not only the voiceovers but also every text of the game will be in Japanese which can be a bit hard to get used to in the beginning.
For a player, changing a region can be shocking. Not just due to the language factor but due to the gameplay difference factor. Especially for changing to the Japanese region, the gameplay that they make can be very interesting and different for you. To list the things that you should keep in mind: