How to download League of Legends

You are a passionate gamer and, since all your friends do nothing but talk to you about their games in League of Legends, you have decided to embark on this new videogame adventure, downloading the MOBA video game, acronym for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, the most famous of all .

How do you say? Are things exactly like this? You thought you knew how to download the League of Legends client, but did you notice that you have gaps? I bet you rushed to its official website, but you were a bit confused, unable to extricate yourself from the numerous written in English.

If you find yourself in this description of mine because you want to know everything that needs to be done to download League of Legends on your computer, then know that you have come across the right tutorial. Performing this procedure is not complicated at all and, in the course of this guide, I will provide you with all the information you need, through detailed procedures, step by step. Are you ready to get started? I wish you a good read and, in this case, a good time too.


  • Minimum League of Legends Requirements
  • How to register on League of Legends
  • How to download League of Legends on PC
  • How to download League of Legends on Mac
  • How to download League of Legends on smartphones and tablets

Minimum League of Legends Requirements

Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and discovering together the procedures to be carried out to download League of Legends , I must make you aware of the minimum requirements necessary for the game to work on Windows and macOS: I indicate them below.

Windows minimum requirements

  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • 8 GB of available disk space
  • Graphics card compatible with Shader 2.0
  • Screen resolution greater than 1920 × 1200
  • DirectX v9.0c or higher support
  • Supported Operating Systems – Windows XP (Service Pack 3 only), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

MacOS minimum requirements

  • SSE2 processor or higher (SSE1 processors are not supported)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB strongly recommended)
  • 5 GB of available disk space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better
  • Screen resolution greater than 1920 × 1200
  • Supported Operating Systems – Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher

League of Legends is a free game , which requires an Internet connection always active and which offers the possibility of making optional payments, which are used to purchase virtual credits to spend in the game.

How to register on League of Legends

Before you can download League of Legends on your computer, you need to register for an account for this hugely popular online video game. Then open the browser you usually use to surf the Internet from your Windows computer or  Mac and connect to the official League of Legends website by clicking on this link .

As soon as the main screen of the website appears, click on the Play Now button , which is located in the upper right corner. You must now proceed with registering an account: then indicate your email address , choose a username , type a password of your choice and confirm it, using the confirm password text field .

You must also indicate your date of birth and make sure that, in correspondence with the wording region , the entry EU West is selected ; in this way you will be sure to download the game and to be able to play it with other European players. In case this wording has not been selected correctly, then press the Change button , which you can see on the screen, and use the drop-down menu to choose the item mentioned.

Now, choose whether to place the check mark next to the item Receive occasional emails from Riot Games and then accept the conditions and terms of service, placing the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of use the privacy policy . To complete the registration process, click on the Create my account button .

Did you press the Create My Account button , but were told your username is not available? This is possible because at each registration the availability of the entered nickname is checked; if this fails, you may then be prompted to choose a new nickname.

To change your nickname, type a new one of your choice, using the username text field . If your username has been accepted, then you can see a new page on the screen regarding the download section of the game.

How to download League of Legends on PC

If you want to play League of Legends on your Windows computer , then press the Download the game button , in order to start the download of the installation client. You must now save the installation file (called League of Legends Installer EUW.exe ) on your computer, by pressing the Save button from the Windows confirmation window.

Now wait for the installation client to download and, once the download is complete, start the file by double clicking on it. Now press Yes  and then  Next , select the installation path of the game (or leave the default = and, finally, accept its terms of use, placing the check mark next to the wording I accept the terms of use .

Now press the Next button and wait for the installation of the files necessary for the installation of League of Legends. At the end of the download, make sure that there is a check mark next to the item Do you want to start League of Legends? and then press the Finish button .

Now, wait a few minutes, because the League of Legends installation client needs to complete the download of some preliminary files necessary for its launch. At the end of the download, if you should see a word about Windows Defender Firewall on the screen , press the Allow access button to authorize the launch of the League of Legends client.

Once the client has started, accept the terms of use by scrolling the box that you can see on the screen. Then press the Accept button to accept. Once this is done, the League of Legends installation client will have completely started and, as you can see, the files related to the game will already be downloaded automatically.

If you notice any slowdowns on your computer during this installation procedure, I suggest you place the check mark next to Disable Login Animations and Disable Login Music ; this way you may notice improvements.

While you wait for the game download to complete, I recommend that you log into your account via the League of Legends client. To do this, fill in the text fields that you can see on the screen, corresponding to the wording Sign in . In the text field Username and in the text field Password , then indicate the data of the account you previously registered and then put the check mark in correspondence with the word Remember Me .

Before pressing the Sign In button , to log in to the League of Legends client, check that, near the wording Region / Language , there is the voice EU West and then, if you want to change the language of the game, click on the item English . Then, from the drop-down menu that you can see on the screen, locate the Italian item and click on it.

But be careful: changing the language, the League of Legends client will restart and will then be downloaded again all the files gioco.Se you pressed the button Italian and then you have changed the language of the client, you have to re-accept the conditions of use of video games : to do so, click on the Accept button .

Now, if you have pressed the Login button , you can see a new screen where you are asked to choose your summoner name and that is the name by which you will be known in the game (and through which your friends can also find you). Then type your summoner name in the Choose a Name text field and then press the Enter button on your computer keyboard. Now reply to the alert Are you sure you want to show this in game? that you can see on the screen.

To confirm the name you have chosen, press the Yes button , otherwise press the No button and type a new name. If your chosen name is not available, you will see a notification asking you to choose a new name.

If you have then completed the choice of the summoner name you can move on to the next phase in which, as you see on the screen, you are asked if you want to play the tutorial ( Play ) and the battle training or skip both by pressing the Skip button .

If this is your first time playing League of Legends, I recommend that you hit the Play button to learn the basics of this MOBA. As a last step, you have to choose your account icon by clicking on it and, once this last choice is confirmed, you are ready to play. Good fun!

If you have second thoughts, you can uninstall the game via the Windows Add / Remove Programs panel by locating the game icon and pressing the Uninstall button . If you have difficulty performing this procedure, read my guide on how to uninstall a program from your PC .

How to download League of Legends on Mac

To download League of Legends on your  Mac , first connect to the game’s official website by clicking on this link . Now press the Download the game button to download the installation client, wait for the download of the file called League of Legends Installer EUW.dmg and then double-click on it to start it.

Then follow the client installation procedure that you will see on the screen: you will be asked to drag the League of Legends icon into the MacOS Applications folder and wait for the file copy procedure to finish. After doing this step, open the Launchpad and then click on the League of Legends icon to launch the game client. If you are asked to confirm the launch of the same, from the moment it is an application downloaded from the Internet, press the Open button .

Now you just have to wait for the download of all the preliminary files for the correct launch of the League of Legends client. This process takes place completely automatically and the game client will start by itself when ready. As soon as the client has started, you will see a warning on the screen: you are in fact asked to accept the terms and conditions of the service and you must then press the Accept button to accept.

At this point, you just have to wait for the automatic download of the game. In the meantime, you can log in with your account details, using the client itself. You can also change the language of the game, using the English drop-down menu that you can see on the screen.

If you have any doubts regarding the login procedure for your account and the initial steps related to the account you created, read the paragraph on downloading the game on Windows , as the login and client configuration procedures are the same .

Have you tried playing League of Legends, but you don’t like the game and want to uninstall it? No problem; drag its icon from the Applications folder to the Trash and empty the Trash , to delete it completely. In case you run into trouble, check out my tutorial on how to uninstall Mac applications .

How to download League of Legends on smartphones and tablets

In addition to the popular version of this MOBA for PC, you can also play League of Legends on smartphones and tablets. This version of the game for mobile devices, however, does not share the progress with the PC counterpart I told you about in the previous chapters but, rather, it is a video game in its own right.

In fact, you should know that by playing League of Legends Wild Rift , several game mechanics have been simplified, in favor of a gaming experience in line with the mobile market. If you were not aware, a League of Legends game session on PC lasts an average of 30 minutes, while the one on the smartphone and tablet version has been calibrated to last about half.

If you want to know how to download League of Legends: Wild Rift on your smartphone or tablet, you must first make sure you have a compatible device that meets at least the minimum requirements.


  • Operating system: Android 5.0 or above
  • RAM memory: 2 GB
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Video card: Mali-T860 GPU

iOS / iPadOS

  • Operating system: iOS 9 and above
  • RAM memory: 2 GB
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Dual core CPU (Apple A9)
  • Video Card: PowerVR GT7600 GPU

Now, let’s see together how to download this video game on your device. On Android , launch the Play Store and use the search bar above to type in the terms ” league of legends wild rift “. Once this is done, select the corresponding search result.

At this point, in the video game tab, tap the Install button to start the download and automatic installation. If you have difficulty finding the game card, you can tap this link from your Android smartphone or tablet, to immediately view it on the Play Store.

On the iPhone and iPad , instead, start the App Store and press the Search icon at the bottom. Now, in the search engine, type the words “ league of legends wild rift ” and select the corresponding result. Once this is done, press the Get button and then unlock the download and installation via Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.

If you have any difficulty finding this version of League of Legends on the iOS / iPadOS App Store, my advice is to tap this link from your iPhone or iPad, in order to reach its tab in the app store of Apple quickly.

To play League of Legends: Wild Rift you will need to create a Riot account. The procedure will be guided within the game client, after starting it. Either way, you’ll be able to sign in with an existing Riot account or associate one with Google or Facebook.


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