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League of Legends on Linux
LoLoL for short
These are my notes on how I got League of Legends running on my Linux system. It runs almost flawlessly, the only issues I have are with the client, but even on Windows the client is garbage. The game itself runs even better on Linux than it does Windows.
OS: Kubuntu 22.04 LTS x86_64
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (12) @ 3.700GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 RAM: 8GB
I learned how to do this from the community over at r/leagueoflinux so for any questions or issues, check over there. These are posts that were especially helpful to me.
- Fixing the Nvidia 495 Black Screen Crash Problem
- Decreased Client Lag No More Low-Spec Mode
- r/leagueoflinux Wiki
1. Install Lutris
a. Install Lutris Client
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris && sudo apt update && sudo apt install lutris
b. Complete Prerequisites for League
Enable 32-bit architecture
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Install the latest Nvidia and Vulkan drivers from the proprietary drivers PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa && sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y nvidia-driver-510 libvulkan1 libvulkan1:i386
Install Wine Dependencies
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y wine64 wine32 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386
c. Download League of Legends
Install standard version.
Follow the instructions that Lutris presents. There are two downloads: the client and the game. IMPORTANT: Do NOT enter login details or click play. Simply close the laucher when downloads are complete.
2. Optimizations and Workarounds
a. Delete and Disable DXVK cache
This prevents the game from getting stuck on a black screen when loading
- Remove all files with
cxvk-cachein their name from
- In Lutris, right click League of Legends -> Configure -> System Options -> Environment Variables, remove
b. Add d3d Overrides
This improves client performance
- In Lutris, League of Legends -> Wine configuration -> Libraries, add
c. Disable abi.vsyscall
sudo sysctl -w abi.vsyscall=0
This command needs to be run every time you boot your machine, or you will get an error when loading the game. There is a way to make this happen automatically, but I rarely fully shutdown my PC so it’s not necessary for me.
d. Black screen when loading into game
Sometimes when something goes wrong, the game will open a black screen and refuse to load. I’m not sure the cause of this but the only fix I’ve found is to restart your system.