Starting Today, All Game Pass Subscribers Gain Access to All League of Legends Champions, Plus Other Perks in Their Games

As announced in June, Riot games will be partnering up with Microsoft to bring various perks to players in their games. Well, those perks are live starting today for League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra, and will arrive for Wild Rift in January.

Here’s a breakdown of these perks:

  • League of Legends/Wild Rift/Valorant:
    • All champions/Agents currently in the game
    • Access to champions/Agents as soon as they’re released
    • 20% XP boost (in Valorant, for Battle Pass, Event Pass, and active Agent Contract)
  • Teamfight Tactics:
    • 1-Star Rare Little Legend Tacticians
    • 4 Arena Skins available until April 2023, and 1 Arena Skin that’s on a monthly rotation thereafter
  • Legends of Runeterra:
    • All cards in the Foundations Set

Also, linking your account before January 1st will net players various cosmetic items across all titles:

  • Valorant – Pocket Sage Buddy
  • League of Legends – Masterwork Chest and Key
  • Teamfight Tactics – Little Legend Rare Egg
  • Wild Rift – Random Emote Chest
  • Legends of Runeterra – Prismatic Chest

Keep in mind that canceling your subscription will lose you these perks. Also, you can’t buy skins for Champions you have via Game Pass, only those that you purchased. For more details, check Riot’s FAQ page on the matter, where it includes instructions on how to link the two accounts.

Are you excited to jump into Riot’s titles, if you aren’t already? Which of the games are you planning to play? Let us know in the comments below!

Riot Games is Joining Xbox Game Pass, Unlocking All League of Legends Champions & More Across Titles

During Microsoft’s annual Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase this year, Marc Merrill, Co-founder and President of Riot Games, unveiled a huge announcement for their titles – they’re joining Xbox Game Pass!

Across all of Riot’s current titles, “and more”, Xbox Game Pass will be providing huge value for players this Winter, through primarily granting access to content that would normally be paid.

I can’t possibly hold all those unlocks!

Free League of Legends Champions? Sign Me Up!

League of Legends is the big one here, with all 160 currently released champions becoming free to use if you have Xbox Game Pass. The MOBA has been difficult to get into in more recent years with the ever-growing roster of characters to play that are locked behind a length grind of “Blue Essence”, or busting out your wallet. When new champions come out, they do so at 975 “Riot Points”, the premium currency players can obtain through paid purchases or promotions like the current one run by Amazon Gaming. With 1380 Riot Points being $10 USD, this effectively makes a new Champion in the game cost around $7 USD. Of course, that’s not the full story, as older Champions are cheaper than that, and there are a couple of bundles available.

Not that this is a large problem for current players, as those that play the game should be able to earn new Champions as they come out with their saved up Blue Essence from regularly playing the game, in part due to a slower release cadence than in the earlier days of the game, but this becomes a huge pain point for newer players.

Unlocking everything for free though if you have an active Xbox Game Pass subscription, provides next-level value for anyone that has wanted to try the game. Now, if only the community wasn’t so toxic in-game.

That’s not the only game getting free stuff though from the Game Pass deal, like we said before, everything from Riot is getting love.

Everything First-Party Gets Game Pass Love

Everything that Riot creates in-house is going to be benefiting from Game Pass.

  • Legends of Runeterra, their card game, will provide the entire base set of cards.
  • Wild Rift, their mobile and soon console version of League of Legends, will provide their Champion roster.
  • Valorant players will see all Agent characters available.
  • Teamfight Tactics gets some “Little Legends” unlocked from the partnership.

These unlocks will also apply to players on mobile, which shows a deeper integration for Xbox to everywhere that people are playing games. We’ve certainly got nothing against that!

And More?

One of the more intriguing aspects about this is though is the “and more” portion of their promotional image. This could be a callout to the fact that Wild Rift will eventually be making its way to consoles, after Riot said we’d get no updates on that delay this year, or perhaps we’ll be seeing integration with new titles Riot has in the works, like Project L, their fighting game that we got to see a bit of last year during RiotX Arcane.

Though, that could also be the fact that “Players will also receive bonus experience across select titles” according to the official posting on Xbox Wire.

So, are you excited about Riot making its way over to Game Pass?

Riot Games is coming to Xbox Game Pass in Winter 2022.