League of Legends Linux: How to Download

League of Legends Linux takes some doing. Here's how to install it.
League of Legends Linux takes some doing. Here's how to install it.

League of Legends Linux, like so many games, has to be finessed onto the operating system. Riot Games doesn't offer native support for Linux installations, but that doesn't mean there's no way to play the MOBA on Linux. Here's how to install it.

League of Legends Linux: How to Download

The first step to playing League of Legends on Linux is to install Lutris, an open-source game manager that makes playing Windows games on Linux significantly simpler. Lutrix has installation instructions on its website.

Once Lutris is installed, navigate to the League of Legends page on the Lutris website. Generally speaking, you'll want to select the "Latest Version" script listed there. Click the "Install" link to open it in Lutris, which will then install the recommended version of Wine automatically.

One the install is complete, launch the game to install any necessary updates, then you'll be able to jump in and play.

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