League of Legends System Requirements

League of Legends System Requirements

Can I Run League of Legends?

To understand whether your gaming PC can run League of Legends, please check the minimum and required system requirements below. You will also need to know what specifications your gaming computer has, to find this, please refer to our system spec guide here.

We are currently building a piece of software that will be able to analyze and instantly provide your system specs, so watch this space.

League of Legends Game Details

  • Release Date: 27th October 2009 (PC)
  • System Requirements: Very Low
  • Genre: MOBA
  • Developer: Riot Games
  • Publisher: Riot Games

 

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, developed and published by Riot Games for Windows and Mac operating systems. Initially released in October 2009, it has grown to become one of the most popular MOBA games with more than 27 million daily active players. With a strong gaming community, League of Legends has grown from strength to strength, and with Riot Games offering the game free to play, it continues to grow year on year. Below you can find the system requirements for League of Legends a.k.a LoL which include the minimum requirements, as well as our most recommended system requirements to play the game as smooth as possible.

League of Legends Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: 3GHz Processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • HDD: 12GB Free Space
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution: up to 1920×1200
  • DirectX: Version 9C or better
  • Shader: Version 2.0b capable video card

League of Legends Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: 3GHz Processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • HDD: 16GB Free Space
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 / AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card with dedicated memory of 512MB or higher VRAM.
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 9.0C or better

 

The below are the system requirements of League of Legends for laptop users, which lay out the best APU setups with integrated graphics to run League of Legends on in each instance.

League of Legends Laptop Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 G Series | AMD Ryzen Mobile 3
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • HDD: 12GB Free Space
  • GPU: Intel UHD onboard graphics | Radeon Vega 6 onboard graphics
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution: up to 1920×1200
  • DirectX: Version 9C or better
  • Shader: Version 2.0b capable video card

League of Legends Laptop Requirements (Recommended)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 U Series | AMD Ryzen Mobile 5
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • HDD: 16GB Free Space
  • GPU: Intel UHD onboard graphics | Radeon Vega 8 onboard graphics
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 9.0C or better

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

League of Legends system requirements are very basic for the majority of gaming computers. So, in the majority of cases, you will not need to worry whether your computer is capable of running this game. However, for those running older gaming systems, please be aware, the minimum requirements include a 3GHz CPU and 2GB RAM.

If you are running a PC with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics or AMD Vega 8 or 11 APU, then you will be able to play League of Legends easily. If you have a GPU with at least 512MB VRAM which supports DirectX 9 or above, then you will be good to go.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

If you are looking to build or upgrade your gaming PC to run League of Legends, we recommend the following specifications:

  • CPU: AMD APU (2200G / 2400G)
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • GPU: Integrated GPU from Ryzen APU

 

You can check out our $300 and $400 gaming PC builds for the entire PC build list.

FAQs

Can you play LoL without a graphics card?

The answer to this question is both yes, and no. For all intents and purposes, no you cannot play League of Legends without a graphics card. When you take into consideration that games need graphics in order to run, this is to be expected.

Even if you have a lower quality GPU this will still allow you to run League of Legends to an extent. Granted, it will not play well in comparison to when you are using the correct graphics card, but it will still be able to operate. Without a graphics card, the running of League of Legends will not be possible.

However, the answer is both yes, and no, because there is a way of getting around not having a graphics card. If you have an integrated GPU in your PC or laptop, then this will successfully run LoL. While the gameplay will not be as good as using a standard GPU, iGPUs are still a reasonably good alternative.

Can League of Legends run on 4GB RAM?

Yes, if you have a PC with 4 GB of RAM, then you will be able to play League of Legends. The minimum specifications stated are 2 GB of RAM. When you take this into consideration, 4 GB of RAM is more than enough to run League of Legends with no issues.

While 2 GB of RAM is the minimum requirement, your gameplay will be far better if you have a higher RAM. The recommended specs for League of Legends is 4 GB RAM if you are using anything that is above Windows 7.

Having 4 GB RAM is actually the optimum amount needed for LoL. While you can have more RAM than this, this is the lowest amount we would recommend.