Messaging app for League of Legends Launches on Android

February 24, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

League of Legends which is developed by Riot Games, is perhaps the most popular game on PC right now. It’s a free to play game with some purchases that can be made (think in-app purchases basically). In fact, League of Legends is so popular, it has its own championship tournament every year. Riot Games has said that they may bring League of Legends to mobile, although it likely won’t happen in a way that many had hoped for. Today, the company launched League friends on Android. For all intents and purposes, it’s a messaging app that you can use to message your friends that play League of Legends along with you.

Many might wonder why anyone would want an app that’s made for just communicating with your friends on League of Legends. Well it’s a great way to get a game together before you login (although you’ll probably end up waiting for an update to install in the meantime). You can also chat with your friends when you’re not logged into League of Legends. Something else that can be pretty useful. Currently it is pretty limited, but Riot says that the app will be expanding as time goes on. They haven’t stated what features might be coming to the app in the future, however. It will see some expansions as we get closer to the 2016 professional League season, which takes place every year.

In the app, you’ll see your list of friends. You’ll be able to see who’s actually logged into League of Legends as well as seeing who is in a game currently and what champion they are playing as. For the online indicators, you’ll be able to see who’s using the app versus who is actually logged into the game on their desktop.

If you haven’t played League of Legends before, you can get started for free. It’s a great game, albeit addicting and works on both Mac OS X and PC. League Friends is available on the Play Store now, it is a completely free app. There are zero in-app purchases at this time, however that could change in the future. Additionally it is compatible with Android 4.1 and above.