League of Legends free for PC

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  • Developer Riot Games
  • Version 11.24
  • License Freeware
  • Language en

League of Legends, better known by its acronym LoL, is one of the pioneers and main titles in the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre. Furthermore, it has been among the most popular games in the growing industry of esports for many consecutive years. The main reason for its huge success is its fun and addictive gameplay elements, combining strategy and role-playing elements in a perfect way. This is our League of Legends download page.

Plot

Runeterra is the world where the League of Legends story takes place. Its origins date back to about 10,000 years ago, many important events have taken place in Runeterra, some of them twining together. Many of the storylines in the history of Runeterra revolve around disagreement, conflict and alliances between Runeterra and other countries in the universe. The key locations in Runeterra are Noxus and Demacia, both of which are located in the continent of Valoran.

Gameplay

  • Over 140 champions: Assassins, Fighters, Marksmen, Slayers, etc. These are just a few of the champion classes available in LoL. There are more than 140 unique champions to choose from, so there is always a character to suit your preferred play style. After picking a champion, you get the chance to customize him to your likings.
  • A universe to discover: The setting, the maps, the weapons, the spells, the tournaments and the huge community of gamers, youtubers and twitchers that has been created around it make LoL much more than just a video game .
  • Your rank matters: In many of the game modes, you must take into account the limitations imposed by the current level of your champion. You will be matched with other players and memories that are in the same tier as you.
  • LoL tournaments: There are national and international leagues and tournaments. The best known tournament being the League of Legends World Championship, a competition in which gamers from all over the globe participate and compete for prizes up to 1 million dollars.

Graphics

The visual possibilities of League of Legends are practically infinite, as many parameters are customizable through the settings menu. It is worth mentioning that Riot Games constantly releases software updates that bring improved character designs, more detailed levels, etc. League of Legends does not require a high amount of (graphical) resources, so the game is also playable on computers with modest hardware specs.

Game modes

League of Legends features a number of permanent and temporary game modes. The game's flagship mode is called Summoner's Rift. This mode is designed around a ranked competitive ladder, in which players earn a skill level determined by a matchmaking system. In total there are nine different tiers, Iron being the lowest level, while Challenger is the highest possible of all levels.

ARAM (All Random, All Mid) is the second permanent game mode in LoL. It is a 5-versus-5 mode that takes place on a map called Howling Abyss. In this mode all players randomly pick a champion, meaning it is not supported by matchmaking. ARAM battles are limited to the middle lane. Thus, it is not possible to reach the top, the bottom lanes, or the jungle.

The third and last game mode is Teamfight Tactics. In Teamfight Tactics, players have to assemble an army from a shared pool of heroes. Multiple battle rounds take place in the search to become the last player standing.

From time to time, Riot Games developers may introduce specific temporary game modes into LoL. Some of them are recurrent. Examples of temporary game modes are Ultra-Rapid Fire, Ascension, and Hunt of the Blood Moon.

What do the reviews say?

This game has a Metacritic rating of 78 out of 100.

“Demanding, addictive, fun and free to play, League of Legends provides intense and absorbing moments”. (Vandal)

Age rating

League of Legends has been classified with the PEGI 12 label. Users can interact with other LoL players in an online environment. It does not contain scenes of explicit violence, but the game does involve fighting scenes between fantasy characters.

Minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or higher.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 / AMD A6-3650.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9600GT / AMD HD 6570 / Intel HD 4600.
  • Network: High-speed internet connection.

Other platforms

LoL is also playable on macOS.

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