How does Riot’s Xbox Game Pass content work? League of Legends & Valorant rewards

Andrew Amos
Kaisa Jayce Pyke and Ornn in League of Legends

Riot Games and Microsoft are partnering to give players plenty of content through Xbox Game Pass for League of Legends, Valorant, and other titles. Here’s how it works, and exactly what’s on offer for players.

As Xbox Game Pass expands its PC repertoire, Riot Games is getting in on the action. The developer behind League of Legends, Valorant, and other titles is partnering with the service to give players plenty of free rewards and bonus content.

If you want to get a headstart in any Riot game, or just want to progress quicker, you should look into picking up Xbox Game Pass once the bonuses go live. Here’s how it’ll work.


some characters from games made by Riot
There will be tons of rewards to claim from this partnership.

How does Riot Games’ Xbox Game Pass partnership work?

Announced on June 12, Riot Games will be offering players rewards through the Xbox Game Pass membership program for all of their live-service titles. This includes League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra.

It will be bundled into the monthly subscription service, which costs $9.99 USD. With the subscription active, and your Riot account linked to Xbox Game Pass, you’ll passively accrue rewards just by playing ⁠— as well as get a kickstart if you’re missing out on some content.

Xbox Game Pass Riot Games Partnership
Riot and Microsoft are partnering to bring bonus rewards to Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass rewards for Riot Games titles

There will be Xbox Game Pass rewards for all live-service Riot Games titles, including League of Legends and Valorant. Initial details can be found below:

  • League of Legends: All 160+ champions given to players for free, plus day-one access for each new champion as they’re released
  • Valorant: All 18 agents given to players for free, plus day-one access for each new agent as they’re released
  • Teamfight Tactics: Access to a rotating cast of Tier 1 Little Legends to equip in-game
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift: All 80+ champions given to players for free, plus day-one access for each new champion as they’re released
  • Legends of Runeterra: Access to the Foundations Set to help build decks in-game

Players will also generally earn bonus experience across titles to help progress through levels faster.

Rewards like free champions, agents, and decks will be revoked if you end your Xbox Game Pass membership. However other content earned in “normal ways”, according to Riot’s Joe Hixson, will remain linked to the account.

“Everything earned from gameplay will stay unlocked later if you let your subscription lapse. That’s part of the reason for the bonus experience that also comes with a linked account,” he said. “I’ve seen people comparing it to the Riot Unlocked model that’s used in PC Bangs and that’s very close to what we’re doing here.”

When does the Xbox Game Pass and Riot Games partnership start?

The Xbox Game Pass and Riot Games partnership starts on December 12, 2022, and ends on January 1, 2023. Starting from December 8, you can link your Xbox profile to your Riot Games account to avail all these additional in-game rewards:

  • League of Legends (PC) – Masterwork Chest and Key
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Mobile) – Random Emote Chest
  • Legends of Runeterra (PC & Mobile) – Prismatic Chest
  • Teamfight Tactics (PC & Mobile) – Little Legend Rare Egg
  • VALORANT (PC) – Pocket Sage Buddy

Linking your Riot Games and Xbox accounts is easy and can be done in a few simple steps:

  • Head over to the Xbox social sign-in page.
  • Log in to your existing account.
  • Once that’s done, it will ask you to enter your Riot Games account details.
  • Enter all the necessary details and that’s it.
  • Now, you have successfully linked both of your accounts, and the additional in-game items will be rewarded to you once the event starts.

So, there you have it — that’s everything about Riot Games and Xbox Game Pass partnership. Be sure you have a valid subscription to claim all the rewards in time.

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Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.