Five of Riot’s most popular in-house games, including Valorant and League Of Legends, are coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 12. This comes as part of Riot’s partnership with Microsoft, but you won’t need to actually play the games on Game Pass in order to get some free in-game swag and unlockables.
You’ll just need a Riot Games account and an Xbox Game Pass Membership is required to receive the swag. It will be available starting December 12. There are more in-game freebies available if you link up prior to January 1.
The partnership was Announced in June 2022However, official Tweet from Riot Games has confirmed when we can expect both it and the rewards you’ll get for linking up.
We’re coming to #XboxGamePass in 4 days! To prepare for #TheUnlock, link your Riot account to your Xbox profile. You’ll get these in-game rewards for a limited period. 👉 Here’s how https://t.co/yCSgu2mxUl pic.twitter.com/VUdj4JtXFhDecember 8, 2022
Spoils of war
If you’re unsure how to go about linking your accounts, Riot Games has A comprehensive guide has been posted (opens in a new tab) To learn how to link accounts and how to partner, Once you do, you’ll be able to access in-game swag for the following games when they arrive on Game Pass:
- League of Legends
- Legends of Runeterra
- Teamfight Tactics
- League of Legends – Wild Rift
Mobile game League of Legends: Wild Rift is one of the first mobile games to be offered on Game Pass, but just because it’s on a different platform doesn’t mean you wont get your free stuff. All current and future characters will be available to players pre-unlocked.
Similarly for League of Legends players, you’ll have all 160-odd champions unlocked and an XP buffer to boot.
All playable heroes will be unlocked for Valorant players who have linked their Riot or Game Pass accounts. You’ll get 20 percent more XP toward your progress in the event pass, battle pass, and Agent progress. Speaking of Agents, you’ll also get every future character unlocked from day one of release, meaning this is one gift that will just keep on giving.
Linking accounts also means you’ll get all Foundation cards in Legends of Runeterra, a game that is playable on both PC and mobile.
Four arena skins will be available to Teamfights Tactics fans, as well as a Rare Little Legend Tactician. From April 2023: As part of a rotation, linked players will each receive a new arena skin every month.
If you’ve yet to grab a membership, you can now get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for US$14.99 / £10.99 / AU$20 a month.