Fans of League of Legends (LoL) and TFT were shocked to wake up this morning with the news that Riot was increasing the price of RP and TFT coins by up to 23% in some regions across Europe.
Riot have clarified that the price increase will take place from 19th August 2022.
In a statement they justified the price increase due to “worldwide inflation” and “currency fluctuations” (Full statement below):
“RP and TFT Coin prices will increase in most Riot regions to account for worldwide inflation, currency fluctuations, maintaining fair prices between and within regions, consistency across our products, and other associated cost increases.”
As many struggle with the cost of living crisis, this is another blow to consumers wallets. Consumers who are most probably limiting their spending on entertainment, and now choosing between that new Star Guardian skin for Ekko or their weekly takeaway treat.
Below is a breakdown of what we can expect for the UK and Europe.
For the UK the changes are:
Average price change: 10.9%
For Europe, the changes are:
Average price change: 9.8%
The UK however is getting off lightly with this increase compared to Poland which is increasing by 20% and 23.3% for Hungary
One Reddit user u/idokitty expressed their frustration with a comical jab at Riot below;
“With the rising costs of fuel it only makes sense raising RP prices, as shipping RP round Europe will be much more costly now.”
Other Redditors like u/amasimar attacked Riot’s recent showcase on skins, saying;
“20% decrease in skins quality, 20% increase in price.”
The only positive aspect that came with this unfortunate news is that Riot will be offering double "bonus RP" and "bonus TFT coins" on all RP and TFT Coin purchases to every region from July 14 - July 31. After the bonus promotion ends, RP bundles will go back to normal until August 19.
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Authors: Tremayne Ogley & Mark Byrne