How to download any League of Legends game

  • You can download League of Legends or any of its spinoffs from the League website or your device’s App Store.
  • The original League of Legends only runs on Mac and PC, but Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra can be played on your phone.
  • All major League of Legends games are free to download and play.
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Over the past decade, Riot Games’ League of Legends has become one of the largest video game franchises in the world. It has a TV show, an award-winning virtual musical group, all kinds of merchandise and more. And of course, there are already seven League of Legends video games, with more on the way.

The most important fire League of Legends games are League of Legends (original), Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra. They all run on a different range of devices, but they are all free to download.

How to download each major League of Legends game and start playing.

How to download League of Legends

League of Legends, the classic 5v5 MOBA released in 2009, is available on Mac and PC. You can download it from the official website.

1. Go to the official league website and click Play for free in the middle or Play now in the upper right corner.

2. You will be asked to sign up for a Riot Games account. If you already have an account, click on the small option that appears Already registered? Click to download. Otherwise, enter your email and birthday, and then create a username and password.

A page reading "YOUR LEGEND STARTS HERE" which allows the user to sign up for a Riot Games account.

Create an account, or jump directly to download.

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3. When you get to the download page, click on the blue one fetch option in the middle of the page and save the installation file somewhere where you can find it.

A page reading "PLAY LEAGUE OF LEGENDS NOW" which lets users download League of Legends.

Download the game to your Mac or PC.

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4. Open the file and install League on your computer, launch it and log in. It may need to install some updates the first time you open the app.

Login page for League of Legends.

You must be logged in to your Riot Games account.

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Once you log in to your Riot Games account, you can start playing.

League of Legends website.

Click “Play” in the upper left corner to start a game.

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How to download Teamfight Tactics

Teamfight Tactics is an “auto battler” game (also known as “auto chess”) where you buy League of Legends characters, line them up as toys and then fight in quick skirmishes against other players. It debuted in 2019 and is already competing with the original game in popularity.

Like the original League, Teamfight Tactics is available on Mac and PC. But you can also download it on your iPhone, iPad and Android.

On your computer you will play Teamfight Tactics using the same League of Legends program as we explained in the download above. When you open the application, click TFT tab at the top to find your separate Teamfight Tactics profile.

Teamfight Tactics website.

Teamfight Tactics is built into the regular League of Legends app.

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On your phone or tablet, you can download Teamfight Tactics from your device’s app store. It’s available for free in the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone or iPad, and the Google Play Store if you have an Android.

The app information page for Teamfight Tactics on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

You can download Teamfight Tactics on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

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How to download League of Legends: Wild Rift

Wild Rift is the classic League experience optimized for mobile devices. All your abilities and spells are mapped to the touch screen and you will move by dragging your finger.

It also has a separate pool of masters to unlock – nothing you unlock in one game will transfer to another. However, you must still have a Riot Games account.

League of Legends: Wild Rift is only available on smartphones and tablets. You can download it to your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store and to your Android phone or tablet from the Google Play Store.

League of Legends: Wild Rift app information page on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

You can download Wild Rift on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

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How to download Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra is League of Legends digital card game similar to other digital card games like Hearthstone. Almost all of the League’s classic champions are available as cards in the game, and each has a unique special ability.

Uniquely, Legends of Runeterra is only available on Windows PCs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Mac users will need to grab another device.

To get Legends of Runeterra on your PC:

1. Go to the official Legends website and click Play now.

The Legends of Runeterra website, with "Play now" opportunity highlighted.

Click either the “Play” button.

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2. Create a Riot Games account or sign in to your existing account.

3. When you get to Access granted page, click Download now and save the installation file to your computer.

The website where you can download Legends of Runeterra.

The page where you can download Legends of Runeterra.

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4. Open the file and install Legends of Runeterra on your PC, then open it and log in to your Riot Games account. You may need to install some updates the first time you open the app.

You can start playing right away.

If you’d rather play on your mobile device, you can download Legends of Runeterra to your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store or to your Android device from the Google Play Store.

The app information page for Legends of Runeterra on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

You can download Legends of Runeterra on iPhone (left) and Android (right).

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How to download other League of Legends games

There are a few smaller League spinoffs more. They are all labeled “A League of Legends Story” and follow specific League characters in single-player adventures. All of these games also cost money to buy and download.

As of this writing, two games are available: Destroyed King and Hextech Mayhem. Two more – Convergence and Song by Nunu – is on its way with a League of Legends fighting game, which currently has the code name Project L.

You can purchase and download Ruined King on your PC from Steam or the Epic Games Store. You can also purchase it on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S from each system’s respective app store.

Steam Store page for Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.

Ruined King and its other spinoffs are available from Steam.

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You can buy and download Hextech Mayhem on your PC also from Steam or the Epic Games Store. It is also available in the Nintendo Switch eShop and is apparently coming soon


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