If you’ve played League of Legends you’ll soon realise how addictive it can be, and it’s completely free to play. That being said, those who spend real-life money in exchange for in-game points usually can get a decent leg up on the competition being able to buy more skins, unlock characters quicker & filling in those Rune pages.
So you might be wondering exactly how much money you’ve poured into the game (or even worse if you’re a parent that has seen some suspicious card activity). We’ve gone into detail on what exactly League of Legends (LoL) is, what you’re buying, how much it costs and how to find out your spend over time.
- What Is League of Legends?
- What Is RP (Riot Points)
- How Much Does RP Cost?
- How To Find Out How Much You’ve Spent On League of Legends
- What Can You Spend RP On?
If you play, I would assume that you already know the answer to this. League of Legends, or fondly known in the community as LoL is one of the worlds biggest online games since it’s release in 2009 by Riot Games, an American video game developer and it is completely free to play. It has a massive following with millions in the community and is one of the largest eSports game you can play.
It’s a complex game and to say there is a bit of a learning curve would be an under exaggeration. The idea is that one team of 5 faces off against another team of the same number with the objective of destroying the Nexus of the enemy team, in the classic game mode that is, divided into three lanes you often each agree to cover a lane and take the turrets down and the inhibitors to reach the Nexus in the enemy teams base. Games can generally range anywhere from 20 minutes for a really short (surrender) to upwards of an hour, even two on the odd occasion when the teams are very evenly matched.
It’s categorised as a MOBA game, which means a multiplayer online battle arena, but it’s not quite as simple as it sounds and involves a lot of strategic thinking, and quick reactions.
Each player chooses a Champion to enter the arena, and each Champion has a different set of skills and suits a different style or lane. Typically speaking a team in League will contain an AD Carry, Support, Top (often a tank), Mid & a Jungler, and there are certain Champions and personal playing styles that lend to each role.
We’re not just blabbing on about characters and playing styles for no reason, it ties into spending money later, don’t worry!
Riot Points or RP is one of the currencies of League of Legends, the currency that is unlocked when you pay real-world cash. They can be used in-game in the Riot store to buy a variety of things which we’ll touch on later, but they can’t be used to give you an advantage in the game itself, which is one of the great points about League of Legends, you can’t really pay to win.
The cost of Riot Points varies between how many you buy, if there are any promotions on, and what country you are in.
In the US, here’s the general cost of RP:
- 260RP – $2
- 390RP – $3
- 520RP – $4
- 585RP – $4.50
- 750RP – $5.77
- 975RP – $7.50
- 1820RP – $14
- 3250RP – $22.75
To put that in perspective, the cheapest character in the game will set you back 260RP, and the most expensive 975RP.
The reason that you’re here, to figure out how you work out exactly how much you’ve spent in League of Legends of the duration of time you have accumulated on the game. It’s easy to lose track of a few dollars here and there, and before you know it you’ve spent hundreds, or at least that is what the game is banking on with original being Free To Play.
I had spent far more than I would like to admit.
Here are the steps of how you can find out exactly how much you’ve spent on the game:
- Visit this support page on the Riot Games League of Legends website.
- Login using your League of Legends login details
- Once you’ve logged in, you will be presented with a button that simply states “Show me the money”, funny one Riot…
- Click the button to reveal your overall spend
Please note that it will only work if you log into the site that is correct for your region, and it will only show you spend on that specific region itself.
So, why would you buy RP if it can’t actually be used to give you an in-game advantage? Well, that’s not strictly true, it gives you an advantage on being able to unlock characters quicker, get experience boosts and purchase rune pages (statistic boosts) saving you time.
You can also unlock a lot of “vanity” features. Here’s the full list of what you can purchase with RP:
- Buy Champions
- Purchase Skins For Champions Which Is Essentially A Different Outfit
- Buy Chromas
- Buy Bundles
- Buy Hextech Crafting Materials
- Buy Different Emotions
- Buy Ward Skins Which Is A Visibility Marker Mostly As A Jungler
- Buy Summoner Icons For Your Profile Picture
- Buy Experience Boosts To Help You Level Up Faster
- Buy Additional Rune Pages Which Help Increase Statistics
- Change The Name Of Your Summoner
- Transfer To Another Server
Most of these features that you can purchase with RP you are able to buy with points you accumulate from playing the game with the exception of a few like skins, experience boosts, changing your name and transferring to another server which are all things that you need to pay real-life money to be able to do on League of Legends.
RP as we’ve mentioned previously mostly saves you time as it may take weeks to unlock characters, complete those rune pages or reach level 30, which can be done much quicker by reaching into your pocket.