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LoL officially raises the requirements. 3 times stronger graphics cards than before are recommended

Riot officially announced an update to the hardware requirements for League of Legends and TFT.


As we read in the official information:

“Why is Riot doing this? As with other difficult decisions we’ve made in the past like deprecating XP and Vista, continuing to release new content while maintaining older hardware requires significant investment both from a development and a testing standpoint. By removing some of these barriers, we can continue to push the boundaries of new features while delivering engaging player experiences.”

What’s changing? Among other things, RAM. Now Riot is saying that they strongly recommend 4GB, although it still allows 2GB, we may run into some problems. In addition, a better graphics card is required.

The question is whether Riot just updated it so that players do not complain about optimization on weaker computers, or maybe something interesting is being prepared.

Minimum and recommended LoL requirements

It basically looks as if the requirements that used to be recommended have gone down to the minimum. For example, the previously recommended graphics card had about 600 points on the “videocardbenchmark” website, now the minimum is a card with 500 points.

The card recommended so far:

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What are the other parameters?

Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel: Core i3-530

AMD: A6-3650

ARM: not supported

Intel: Core i5-3300

AMD: Ryzen 3 1200

ARM: not supported

CPU Features SSE2 SSE4
GPU NVidia: GeForce 9600GT

AMD: HD 6570

Intel: Intel HD 4600 Integrated Graphics

NVidia: GeForce 560

AMD: Radeon HD 6950

Intel: Intel UHD 630 Integrated Graphics

GPU Features DX10-Level Hardware DX11-Level Hardware
VRAM 1GB 2GB
Free Storage Space 16GB HDD 16GB SSD
OS Versions Win 7, 8, 10 Win 10
OS Architecture X86 32-bit, x64 x64
RAM 2GB 4GB
Recommended GFX Setting Low High
Recommended Resolution 1024×768 1920×1080

So far it has looked like this:

Minimalne:

      • 3 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
      • 2 GB of RAM
      • 12 GB available hard disk space
      • Shader 2.0b compatible graphics card
      • Screen resolution up to 1920×1200
      • DirectX 9.0c or later support
      • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Recommended:

  • 3 GHz dual core processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB available hard disk space
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or similar graphics card (dedicated GPU with 512MB video memory (VRAM) or more) DirectX 9.0c or higher support

Mac – current requirements for LoL

Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel – Core i5-750

ARM – Not Supported

Intel – Core i5-3300

ARM – Not Supported

CPU Features SSE2 SSE3
GPU AMD – HD 6570

Intel: Intel HD 4600 Integrated Graphics

AMD: Radeon HD 6950

Intel: Intel UHD 630 Integrated Graphics

VRAM 1GB 2GB
Free Storage Space 12GB HDD 16GB SSD
OS Versions MacOS 10.12 MacOS 10.16
OS Architecture x64 x64
RAM 2GB 4GB
Recommended GFX Setting Low High
Recommended Resolution 1024×768 1920×1080

How will this affect the availability of the game?

If your hardware meets or exceeds the system requirements, don’t worry. You don’t need to take any additional action. If not, you will still be able to play League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, but at your own risk. OSX 10.12 is required for Mac users. None of the previous systems can run the League client.