League of Legends has been a big game on Windows for a very long time but, not on the Mac. Mac users have been left out and haven’t been able to play League of Legends but, we knew that Riot was working on a Mac version for a while now. Randomly today, Riot announced that after working on a Mac client for a while, they now have a public beta for Mac users to try out.
On the League of Legends forum under the “Mac Client testing forum” Udyr (associative producer) said the following -
I’m pleased to report that the long-awaited (fabled? mythical?) League of Legends Mac client is almost ready, and it’s heading into open beta soon™.
And by soon™, I mean that it’s available right now on the Public Beta Environment. Open beta, which will allow anyone to access the live servers on Macs, will follow after we’re confident in the results from the PBE test.
To make this happen, we’ve been hard at work: Riot engineers re-wrote a lot of the underlying game engine so that both PC and Mac platforms share the same code base and assets. This means Mac players will receive all future features, bug fixes, and new content at the same time as PC users.
While we aren’t quite ready for a full open beta launch, we wanted to share the Mac client with PBE players to help us find bugs and give feedback.
Download the Mac PBE client here, patch up, and log in to help us make the Mac League of Legends experience as awesome as possible!
Thanks to the Mac community for your extraordinary patience – and a very special thanks to a particularly astounding group of folks who helped many of you play League via an unofficial client over the past months.
Steve “Udyr” Mieczkowski
P.S. Huge thanks to the Cross Platform team for their hard work!
You can click here to download the public beta for League of legends on the Mac. If all goes well, a public release will be right around the corner and I can only assume Mac users who are fans of the game are very excited to finally be able to play the game on the Mac.
Do you play on PC? Do you plan to play on the Mac?