Riot Games offers discounts on skins periodically through a program called “Your Shop.” Six skins the player doesn’t own will be offered at rates between 20-70% off their face value. But what happens when a League of Legends player already owns every skin in the entire game?
One Reddit user shared the message they received when that exact situation happened.
“You did it. You bamboozled Discount Bot. It looks like you own every possible skin eligible for Your Shop offers,” it read.
“I recently acquired every skin in the game. I expected Your Shop to just list random skins with them saying ‘owned.’ Was surprised Riot thought ahead of the dilemma,” they wrote.
Developre Riot Games uses an algorithm based on champions played and skins owned to determin which discounts to offer to players, hoping to best entice players to buy some new skins. But if every skin is already owned, there isn’t much for the algorithm to do besides admit defeat.
This isn’t an easy accomplishment, so not many have yet seen this message. There are around 1,000 skins available at the moment. According to the Reddit user, it took thousands of dollars spent over several years to build their collection.
Another League of Legends player noted that it took them $4,500 to get every skin. But other gamers added that it can add up to $7,800 depending on how the skins are acquired and whether or not they’re on sale.
A Reddit user on the post said that his friend has spent over $2,000 to “sweep the store.” But this is most likely not common. According to his comment, his friend “rerolls every single new skin and the prestige without having to spend a dime” every time there’s a new patch. The amount was so unbelievably low that some other users simply didn’t believe him.
Another League of Legends player noted that there’s actually a website that lets you know how much you’ve spent in the game. After using the site, one Redditor admitted he only spent $80 in 10 years, while another claimed they spent zero dollars since Season 4. A third player called the website a “wake up call,” insinuating they weren’t aware how much they had spent. It just goes to show that a popular free-to-play game like League of Legends can induce a broad range of spending habits amongst its players.
League of Legends players all thanked the original poster for “keeping the game free” by paying so much for his complete skin collection.