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We know that back in 2014 Microsoft ended its official support for Windows XP. Followed by Windows Vista after three years. However, now it seems to be the time when League of Legends is too inclined to officially end support for Windows XP.

This news was officially revealed by the developer of the game, Riot Games that by March of 2019, League of Legends shall officially end support for Microsoft’s Windows XP as well as Windows Vista.

In the statement released by Riot Games, the reason that they are ending support is that Microsoft does not support either of the operating systems, especially with the security updates. All of which makes it very much difficult for the devs to maintain the security of this game and only for very few players using Windows XP or Vista,

“harder every day for us to maintain a secure League of Legends experience,”

Furthermore, adding more to the information Riot said that less than one percent of the players are using Windows XP to play League of Legends and that is not a huge number to continue support. However, as convincing as it may seem, one thing is pretty obvious that if Riot wanted to end the support they could have done it a long time ago.

In fact, they have actually stretched the audience of Windows XP as much as they could have until it reached down to the number which basically gives them little or no loss.

As of the less than one percent, if we take into account the recently reported player count of League of Legends then it would translate roughly into about 800,000 players using Windows XP alone. That ladies and gentleman id a big number to lose.

Having said that Patch 9.9 shall be the last update for League of Legends which shall support Windows XP. After that, the next patch shall only support Windows 7, 8 or 10.

With all that said, it is pretty strange that there still are a lot of gamers using Windows XP. Even though it was a massive success like all good things must come to an end so has this and for quite some time now. Also considering the fact that they are not the only one pulling the plugs, recently Valve has also announced that Steam too shall goodbye to Windows XP.

What are your thoughts about it all? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ivan Bhan

I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.