League of Legends: 10 April Fools Pranks to Pull in Solo Queue

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If you’re planning on playing League of Legends on April 1, here are some fun pranks to pull on your teammates and enemies.

April Fool’s Day is a great time to trick and prank friends and foes alike. From TPing houses to whoopie cushions to the old fake emergency, today is a great opportunity for some (light-hearted) fun at other’s expense. But, since we’re all stuck inside playing League of Legends (hey, could be worse!) and can’t play pranks on our friends, let’s play them on our teammates and enemies in solo queue!

1. Press D to Dance

It’s a classic, but so is the hand in a bowl of water while someone is sleeping. At the beginning of the game, announce in all chat a little-known secret that if you press the D key it will make your champion dance. If they’re not paying attention, your enemies will accidentally blow a summoner spell 20 seconds into the game for no reason.

2. The Mistaken All Chat Fakeout

An even better trick to pull on your enemies is to “accidentally” type something in all chat, making them think you’re somewhere you’re not. For instance, at the beginning of the game typing “invade tribush” in all chat followed immediately with an “oops” or “nvm” is a great trick to make enemies think you’re invading one side of the map while you’re actually somewhere else.

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3. Hi Jungler

Another great all chat trick is to place a ward on the path that the enemy jungler will likely take any time he’s near your lane. Then, every time you see the enemy jungler, take a moment to say “hi” in all chat. Not only is it good for you to keep tabs on the enemy but it will also dissuade him from coming to gank if he thinks you have vision of him.

4. First Time

This is more of a trick to play on your teammates, but you can also do it in all chat if you want. Any time you get into game just say “first time [this champion] any tips?” If it’s a normal game, you’ll probably get some helpful tips even from the enemy. But here’s the thing, if you actually have played the champion, nothing will feel sweeter than flashing that Mastery 7 emote after you first blood your enemy.

5. Emote Spam

Speaking of emotes, another fantastic prank is to just spam your emotes during the game. Extra points if the emotes make absolutely no sense (like the dabbing Pengu after missing a cannon).

6. Laugh and Taunt Spam

On the same line of thinking, you can take a page out of Trick2g’s playbook and spam your taunts and/or laughs during the game. Like Trick does, this is great for angering the enemy and baiting them into bad fights.

7. 1v1 Me

Ah, the old classic taunt “1v1 me, man.” Any time an enemy gets out of line, just challenge him to a 1v1 at a certain location. Then bring your entire team with you to sneak-attack him when he unsuspectingly wanders over. Hey, you said 1v1: one of him against one team.

8. The Fake AFK

This is another classic and it works great if you have a large minion wave. Just stand in place, right in the middle of your lane, and wait for the unsuspecting enemy to walk up and start hitting you. Let him get in a few licks, tank your minions, and then you can jump him and kill him.

9. Start a Singalong

This isn’t really a prank but just a fun idea. In all chat, type the first words to your favorite song and wait to see if someone else joins in. Personal favorites that always work are “All-Star” by Smashmouth, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, and the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.

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10. Play Shaco

The joke’s on you! Whether it’s your own team by being “that Shaco” or on the enemy team by popping up behind them and killing them, playing Shaco is just a bad prank.