The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022 surprised Riot Games fans and Game Pass owners after the American developer announced they would be bringing several major titles to the subscription service, including League of Legends and Valorant.
Although both titles are free-to-play, they each feature an extensive list of playable characters that, despite being freely acquired by grinding XP, can be purchased with real-life currency to expedite the process. However, now Game Pass users won't have to do either of those things.
Other titles that will join Game Pass include Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Riot Games in Game Pass - All Benefits
Each title will offer different benefits to players subscribed to Game Pass PC or Ultimate.
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We're leveling up all Game Pass members’ experience with some legendary PC & mobile games | #XboxBethesda@LeagueofLegends & @WildRift – All Champions ✅@PlayVALORANT – All Agents ✅@TFT – Select Little Legends ✅@PlayRuneterra - Foundations Set ✅ pic.twitter.com/vodVBoxuGg
This is what you can expect to get from each game:
- League of Legends: Wild Rift: All Champions unlocked
- League of Legends: All Champions unlocked
- Legends of Runeterra: Foundations set
- Teamfight Tactics: Select Little Legends
- Valorant: All Agents unlocked
Are Riot games coming to Xbox?
Following the announcement, many players seemed to misunderstand and thought that Riot Games would be bringing their titles to Xbox home consoles.
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Indeed, that is not the case, as Riot Games will only join the PC version of Game Pass. Ultimate GP users will also get access to all the new Riot benefits. Unfortunately, no information regarding xCloud compatibility was revealed.
Of course, this does not mean Riot is secretly preparing an incursion into console ports, as it's long been rumored that games like Valorant could join Xbox or PlayStation.
Furthermore, with Project L, Riot's new fighting game, on the horizon, it wouldn't surprise us that Microsoft could leverage this newly formed partnership to bring players to try the title on their consoles.
If you want to keep up to date with Valorant tier lists, skin collections, and more, check out our dedicated section for more coverage of the ultra-popular title.
Featured image courtesy of Riot Games / Xbox.