Image: Riot Games
When Riot Games’ two biggest releases, League of Legends and Valorant, hit Game Pass next week, there will be a very strong incentive for folks to be linking their Riot accounts to their Microsoft ones: for subscribers every single LoL champion, and every single Valorant agent, will be unlocked.
Currently, because those games are free-to-play on PC, unless you want to grind you have to pay for that stuff, and that’s how Riot makes its money. But because you’re already paying for Game Pass, and because Microsoft wants to give you a reason to play through them, everyone is getting everything for free, straight up.
There won’t be seperate versions of the games made available; rather, all players will need to do will be to link their Riot accounts to their Game Pass accounts and then everything will just be unlocked from there. Future characters will also be made available “as soon as they’re released”.
The deal doesn’t just include Riot’s two flagship games, it will also apply to Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics and the upcoming League of Legends: Wild Rift (though what you get of course varies between each game).
All current AgentsAccess to every new Agent as soon as they’re released20% Match XP boost given to Battle Pass, Event Pass, and active Agent Contract progress
G/O Media may get a commission
League of Legends
All 160+ championsAccess to every new champion as soon as they’re released20% XP boost
Legends of Runeterra
All cards in Foundations Set
1-Star Rare Little Legend Tacticians4 Arena Skins available until April 2023, and 1 Arena Skin that’s on a monthly rotation thereafter
League of Legends: Wild Rift (coming in January) unlocked benefits include:
All 80+ championsDay-one access to every new champion as they’re released20% XP boost
Plus, as an added benefit, players who link their accounts before January 1, 2023 will receive even more bonus rewards from Riot:
Valorant – Pocket Sage BuddyLeague of Legends – Masterwork Chest and KeyTeamfight Tactics – Little Legend Rare EggWild Rift – Random Emote ChestLegends of Runeterra – Prismatic Chest