Xbox Game Pass is offering players the ability to have instant access to all League of Legends champions and Valorant agents.
During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Riot Games made a surprise appearance to announce a new partnership with Microsft. This partnership will see the gaming subscription service offer instant access to all characters across all of Riot Games’ released multiplayer titles.
To be precise, it offers instant access to content and features that are normally locked behind either real-money purchases or an in-game paywall. Here’s what this means for each game.
Xbox Game Pass is set to offer Valorant players instant access to all agents along with XP boosts.
Valorant agents can be unlocked for free at the moment and the roster is still slim enough that players can do so with dedicated play. But even the biggest fans of the tactical shooter will find some value in XP boosts to unlock new cosmetics.
League of Legends players will have the ability to get instant access to all League of Legends champions with an Xbox Game Pass subscription. That’s great news for any new LoL players who hop into the game and see the enormous amount of locked content.
While players can get all Valorant agents with some grinding, that’s not the case with League of Legends at this point. The roster of champions is so huge now that players would need to drop everything and dedicate themselves entirely to LoL for months before getting every LoL champion.
It isn’t just Valorant and League of Legends that will be getting something out of an Xbox Game Pass subscription. League of Legends spin-offs Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra will all be getting something as well.
The actual offering between each game is quite different. Teamfight Tactics players will only get “select Little Legends” from an Xbox Game Pass subscription. LoL: Wild Rift players get the same offer as LoL players, with all champions being unlocked. Finally, Legends of Runeterra players get Foundations sets unlocked.
Players can unlock all League of Legends champions and Valorant agents through Xbox Game Pass in October 2022.
An exact date was not confirmed, but players should be getting this in just a few months. Existing Xbox subscribers may want to ponder their plans for grinding contracts or using blue essence.
Microsoft is looking to aggressively court mobile and PC players with Xbox Game Pass. Given Riot Games’ enormous user base on both platforms, it’s possible this partnership will grow further with time. This follows the purchase of Activision Blizzard, the publisher behind the Call of Duty and Warcraft series.