League of Legends on Linux

League players are everywhere. Sure, the majority of them are PC users, but there’s a growing population of Linux gamers out there who want in on the action. Thanks to the program Play On Linux, which makes use of Wine (a popular program that allows many Windows applications to run on Linux), anyone can play League on their alinux computer.

I should also add that this procedure will also work on an x86 Chromebook with Crouton installed. You might run into a a space limition but symmlinks should be able to fix that. In any case, here’s how to play League of Legends on Linux.




What You Will Need:

  • PlayOnLinux

Step 1: Install PlayOnLinux

When it comes to installing PlayOnLinux, you have two options. First, if you have the Ubuntu software center installed, you can search and install it from there. Otherwise, you can go to the PlayOnLinux downloads page  (linked above) and follow the instructions based on your Linux distribution.

Step 2: Setting Up

To install League, go to the option that says new. And search League of Legends. It will give you a few warnings that it’s still in testing. It will also download and install a pre-determined version of Wine for you.

Step 3: Install

From this point, simply follow the install instructions. Just remember to not change the install location, and uncheck the “run now” button when the installation  finishes.

And that’s it. League should now be installed on your computer and ready to go. Performance will be hardware dependent, but compared to running it on Windows, I did not encounter any problems.