League of Legends will no Longer Support Windows XP and Windows Vista in Two WeeksMay 1, 2019
Note: if you are using an operating system that isn’t windows XP or windows Vista, you do not have anything to worry about.
5 months ago (12-12-2018), Riot Games have made an announcement that they were ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista for League of Legends. Their recent post now mentions when will support for the operating systems end, and what version of the game will still run on XP and Vista.
Patch 9.9 will be the final version of the game that will still run on Windows XP and Windows Vista. After that, League of Legends will no longer be supporting operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista
Why is Riot games stopping support for XP and Vista?
Riot Games stated that Microsoft itself no longer supports either operating system with security updates, making it difficult for their team to secure a gameplay experience for any players still using such operating systems. They also mention based on data they are using, there is a very low amount of league of legends players who still use windows XP, and an even lower amount using windows Vista. They also predict that upon making their announcement, there would be even less players who will be using XP or Vista.
Operating Systems that will still be supported
Riot Games have clearly stated in their post that they will continue support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 for a “forseeable future”.
Considering that their announcement regarding the end of supporting XP and Vista was made 5 months ago, it should not be an issue for most users to continue playing League of Legends. But for those who are still unaware, be sure to inform anyone who might still be using Windows XP or Vista to immediately update to a newer OS such as Windows 7. 8, or Windows 10.