Riot Games details League of Legends loot box odds

Riot Games details League of Legends loot box odds

League of Legends developer Riot Games is the latest studio to open up about the likelihood of consumers obtaining certain items from loot crates.

In an FAQ on its website, the game maker reveals the percentage chances of getting content from the upcoming HexTech and Masterwork chests. For example, there's a 50 per cent chance of getting a Skin Shard, while an Emote Permanent will appear one in ten times.

Not only that, Riot goes into detail about the odds of specific items appearing. For example, 'ultimate' skins are just as likely to appear as cheaper ones, which is a nice touch.

Furthermore, Riot has implemented a system by which gamers are guaranteed to receive one Skin Shard every three chests, meaning that users don't end up opening lots of boxes only to get nothing.

Meanwhile, there's a 70 per cent chance of a Skin Shard in one of the upcoming Masterwork Chests.

As the loot crate drama has continued, more and more publishers are being compelled - or feel they have - to reveal the odds of consumers receiving specific items from loot crates. PUBG Corp detailed the odds of its loot drops in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds last year, while in China Blizzard was forced to reveal its odds for Hearthstone.

Loot crates have been in the public eye all too much recently, especially following the Star Wars Battlefront II mess which saw politicians and gambling authorities getting involved.

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