League of Legends download: How to download LoL and install on PC and Mac

League of Legends is an online multiplayer MOBA style game that lets you play against friends or people from around the world. Matches vary in length and style, depending on opponents, teammates and chosen characters. The basic mission of the game is to control a character, called a champion, and cooperate with his team to destroy the opposing base.

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LoL is compatible with most PCs and Macs, it's free and requires only a quick registration with the user's email account. Learn how to download and install the game and enjoy.

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Minimum requirements

Before downloading, see if your computer has the minimum requirements to run the game:


  • Windows XP (32-bit with Service Pack 3 only), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB for Windows Vista users or above)
  • 8 GB of available hard disk space
  • Video Card with Shader version 2.0
  • Screen resolution up to 1920x1200
  • Support for DirectX v9.0c or better


  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB is highly recommended)
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better
  • Screen resolution up to 1920x1200

How to download

Step 1. Go to the LoL download page and click "Download";

Step 2. The game will open the registration page. Click on "Play Free";

How to download and install League of Legends

Step 3. Enter your chosen e-mail and click "Start";

League of Legends e-mail signup

Step 4. Next, add your date of birth, then click "Next";

Register date of birth on the application screen to play League of Legends

Step 5. Finally, create a username and password and click "Next";

Create a password and proceed with the installation of League of Legends

Step 6. At the end, the "Download for Windows" button will appear, click to start the download. If you are downloading from a Mac, the message will be "Download for Mac";

for windows "to continue the download process

Step 7. When finished the transfer, open the downloaded file and, in the first screen, click "Next";

Step 8. Next, choose the place where you will install the game, check the box "I agree to the terms above" and click "Next";

Step 9. Wait for the installation to finish and click "Finish", leaving the "Do you want to start League of Legends now" option checked;

Step 10. The game will open an initial window, wait for the download to complete;

Wait for the download time and the game will be available

Step 11. Then the game's home screen will open by itself. Fill in your username and password, created in step 5, and then click "Log In" to finally enter the game;


Step 12. Do not forget to read and accept the terms of membership and the license agreement of the user, finally;

From there, just enjoy your games at LoL. We recommend watching the tutorials provided by the game itself to get used to the commands of League of Legends.

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* This content is part of the GuiaLoL project , sponsored by Riot.