League of Legends is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena game. Players control a Champion and take part in matches in which two teams fight. The objective is to break through the other team’s defenses and destroy their Nexus. Each game, champions start at level one and then level up during the match as they make kills and destroy defenses. Gaining levels enables greater powers and each champion has a unique special ability. The game is available for Windows PC and MacOS. It has been inspired by Defense of the Ancients, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne mod. The game has been widely popular and well received since its release in 2009.
Features & Gameplay
There are three main maps in League of Legends, Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss. However, each map has the same primary setup. The map is divided in two with each having being a mirror image. Each half of the map includes the team base containing the Nexus, three lanes and two jungles. Players will move their champions down the “lanes” where they encounter tower defenses. Getting past the all the towers and last line of defenses will allow the champions easy access to the Nexus. In addition to tower defenses, each team generates non-player controlled minions which automatically advance towards the opposing team’s Nexus. The jungle areas allow for players to fight jungle monsters which can help them level up and earn gold quicker.
Most games in League of Legends pit two 5 player teams against one another but there are also games for 3v3 in the Twisted Treeline map. There are 144 different types of champions, with each champion having a unique look and special ability. Champions are grouped into six different types which defines there role within the team. These types include Marksman, Mage, Assassin, Tank, Fighter, and Support.
Is League of Legends Free?
League of Legends is free-to-play while being supported by micro-transactions. The game has three types of currency. Riot Points (RP), these are the in-game currency that is purchased with real money. They can be used to purchase Champions, skins, icons and more. The second type of currency is Blue Essence and this is earned by playing the game and leveling up. However, the main takeaway is that 100% of the game is available for free.
League of Legends Download
League of Legends is 100% free to download and play. The download is available for the official site and players will be required to setup an account before downloading and playing.