Riot Games on Xbox Game Pass: Free Content, How it Works and More

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Xbox games pass and Riot games are collaborating to bring all of Riot's games to the subscription-based game streaming service.

League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant will all be included on the game pass. Riot expressed admiration for Xbox as did Xbox to Riot as an explanation for why the two have paired up.

But what else can Xbox game pass members get and how do they get it?

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What free content is there?

Overall, members of the pass will have access to hundreds of pounds of content for free. Members of the Xbox game pass will have access to all of the champions in League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra. They will also get a foundation set in Legends of Runeterra, a group of little legends unlocked in Teamfight Tactics and all of the agents in Valorant.

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There will also be bonus assets that are yet to be announced. Although these games are all free-to-play there are certain cosmetic additions that are given by using the Xbox game pass.

With all the benefits that come with this collaboration, many fans are signing up to play on the game pass. But if you already have a game pass account, then how do you get the rewards?

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How does it work?

This announcement was part of the Xbox Bethesda Showcase which was a surprise for Riot fans. At the moment there has been no information about how fans can link their Xbox games pass and Riot accounts.

Xbox stated that "In the coming months, we’ll share more about the partnership and how members can access the Game Pass content." so, until that time, only speculation can guess at how fans can access this content.

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Perhaps the system will be similar to the Amazon Prime Gaming Rewards bundle, where Riot account holders log into their Xbox games pass and receive the bundle on their Riot accounts. But more likely, members will get this included with their £10.99 subscription and simply need to link their accounts.

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This exciting announcement has left Xbox and Riot fans excited for the free content that is being released. All that's left to do now is wait for an announcement on how to grab this gear.