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Can you play League of Legends on Mac?

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League of Legends is one of the most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games on the planet. You select a champion depending on the requirements of the team and your preferred style of playing and then battle rivals and destroy the main structure — the nexus.

In between, you and the opponent’s nexus lie several enemy turrets and of course the enemy champions. Destroy the turrets, defeat the enemy and claim the final prize by demolishing the nexus.

Currently, the game sports a 9.2 out of 10 rating on IGN and commands a respectable 82% rating on PC Gamer.

In this article, we discuss whether can you play League of Legends on a Mac.

Note that Riot has still not confirmed whether the new processors on M1 and M2 Macs can run the game. That being said, people had no issues playing the game on Mac.

Click here to learn League of Legends minimum syetem requirements

Also read: How to appear offline in League of Legends?

Can you play League of Legends on Mac?

Definitely yes. Many YouTubers have tried this and were pleased by the result.

Macs are perfectly capable of running League of Legends and if you are a Mac user, then you should definitely give it a try.

Macs are powerful machines but there are apprehensions when it comes to gaming. But these apprehensions are not worth it in 2023.

After Apple released macOS 13 Ventura and Metal 3 graphics framework, Macs have now become somewhat of a legend in the gaming world. The MetalFX Upscaling technology is in toe with Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling and AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology.

Mac’s M1 plays a major role in enabling gaming on the machine

MetalFX Upscaling will help game developers render rich and visually complex scenes faster. The technology uses high-quality spacial upscaling and temporal anti-aliasing on smaller, less compute-intensive frames to make them richer and more vibrant.

Apart from that, Metal 3 adds a new Fast resource-loading API that minimises the wait time by providing a direct access path from the storage to the unified memory system. This allows the GPU to quickly and efficiently render the graphics and game loading.

Also read: Is 64GB enough for iPad?

Frequently answered questions

Here are a few FAQs regarding playing LOL on MacOS.

How to download League of Legends on a Macbook?

There isn’t any Mac-specific method of downloading League of Legends. Just go to the League of Legends website and you will see a download option.

Can you play League of Legends on a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 2020?

Yes. You can play League of Legends on a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro. In fact, the game runs smoothly on most of the Macs that are available in the market including the latest M1 pro, M1 Max and M2 models.

How do I know if my League of Legends server is down?

Head to to find out the current server status of League of Legends. Check out our detailed article here for more methods to check the LoL server status.

Also read: How to make League of Legends full screen?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: