The Xbox Showcase 2022 announces what is probably the biggest news about League of Legends in years: The game ends up in Game Pass for PC and console – and now the spectacular part of this announcement, which is already causing heated discussions among fans: In this version all 159 champions are available, which you otherwise have to laboriously unlock in hundreds of hours or buy for real money. We have all known information about the offer, which also applies to Valorant and other Riot titles, for you.
League of Legends with all champions, free
The basic game is available for free anyway and all heroes can be unlocked for free, but if you want to unlock champions quickly, you have to spend a lot of real money to do so. It is estimated that the total price for all champions is around 800 dollars. The exact calculation is difficult because there are different currency bundles and champions are often on sale.
But no matter how high the exact purchase price is, with the Game Pass you will definitely save yourself a few hundred dollars or a lot of playing time. It remains to be seen how fans who have invested a lot of money in their collection will react to this surprising offer and whether LoL will change anything about its champion splitter reward system.
Game Pass subscribers do not automatically have a gaming advantage from the offer, because most champions are playable in the meta (yes, of course there are exceptions in every season, just think of Ivern). You still have to practice a lot to deal with the unlocked heroes – but of course it is much more pleasant to be able to try your way through all the champions at once to find your personal favourites. Previously, players had to hope for the weekly rotation.
Skins are apparently not included in the Game Pass version. It is not yet known whether you can link your previous Riot account to the Game Pass or whether you will have to start from scratch.
League of Legends and Valorant are now in Game Pass, with all champions and agents
The same offer for Valorant and Co.
Riot also makes the same offer for the multiplayer shooter Valorant with all agents as well as for League of Legends: Wild Rift, in which all champions are also available for you. Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics are also moving to Game Pass (PC and console), but only selected content is unlocked for subscribers there.
The PC Game Pass costs you 10 dollars per month, but you can play all available games in it without any extra charge. We have an overview for you of all the titles that are currently available for subscription:
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What do you think of the surprising announcement? Have you invested money in your LoL champions yet? Is this the first time you’re getting into the game with the Game Pass offer? Or are you more interested in one of the other Riot titles?