With worldwide inflation, Riot adjusts RP purchase prices in the US, Canada and the European Union.
Although League of Legends is a free-to-play game, there are several in-game purchases available to players. Almost all of these purchases can be made with real currency by purchasing Riot Points (RP).
For a long time, RP prices in key areas remained unchanged, the last time being in 2015 when the euro lost some strength against the US dollar. The last significant change happened in 2021, when Brazil, Latin America, Russia and Turkey regions saw their RP prices increase.
However, yesterday Riot announced that they had to increase Reading, making adjustments in the US, Canada, EU and UK. The changes will also include Tencent Regions, but not Garena. This increase is not too surprising, as with inflation around the world most large companies are raising their prices, especially in the gaming space. In a Reddit thread on the subject, a rioter commented that “the biggest expense of a riot is our people and the average compensation per capita…”
The community’s first reaction to this increase was not very positive. Some fans commented that the company’s monetization is not going in the right direction, with the recent pass and the perceived value loss from changes to Mythic Essence.
Nevertheless, the change in RP prices is planned to be effective from August 19 Pacific Time. Prior to the increase, from July 14 to July 31 Pacific Time, there is a period where players can receive “Bonus RP” and “Bonus TFT coins” on all RP and TFT coin purchases in each region. After the bonus promotion ends, RP Bundles will go back to normal prices until the change on August 19th.
all price changes
US (average price change: 9.8%)
Canada (average price change: 9.9%)
EU (average price change: 9.8%)
UK (average price change: 10.9%)