As a part of its ongoing pre-season modifications, Riot have revealed a number of the new levelling and reward modifications which can be coming to League of Legends. Along with eliminating the extent 30 cap, they’re eliminating IP and merging it with the newer ‘blue essence’ foreign money.
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This foreign money and levelling change primarily comes out of Riot’s resolution to lastly make runes free, a want to reduce the grind for champions, and wanting to provide veteran gamers one thing to do with their mountain of IP that’s simply gathering mud. Rather than simply gaining a certain quantity of IP on the finish of every sport, gamers will obtain a capsule. What you get on this capsule relies on your stage, however you’ll all the time obtain a portion of blue essence and a champ shard in each capsule.
To support that preliminary climb to stage 30, every capsule will comprise extra champ shards and blue essence. These champ shards can even be geared in direction of beginner-friendly champions, whereas greater stage capsules will comprise emotes and gems to point out off your elite standing. With blue essence taking the place of IP, Riot have been in a position to tie the loot, levelling and reward methods nearer collectively. If you get a shard for a champion you don’t like for instance, you’ll be able to all the time disenchant it for blue essence so it can save you for a champion you do need. Champions will nonetheless price the identical quantity, however this new system will lead to newer gamers unlocking champions at a quicker fee.
When pre-season hits in November, everybody’s IP steadiness can be straight transformed to blue essence. If you have already got some blue essence in your stock, Riot will scale it as much as match the brand new worth of the foreign money. As a information, one stack of blue essence now can be value round 6.5 blue essence within the new system. So in case you had round 975BE now, it will scale as much as round 6300BE come November.
Since runes will quickly be free, gamers who purchased runes and rune pages earlier than this November can be receiving blue essence refunds. If you obtain rune pages with RP manner again when, you will obtain a thriller Epic pores and skin for each 4 pages you bought. These refunds can be rounded up, so in case you purchased seven rune pages with RP, you will acquire two skins. Don’t fear, you will nonetheless hold the contents of these rune pages.
For a full breakdown of the brand new levelling and reward methods, in addition to a glimpse of what you are able to do with blue essence, try each the Riot Pls video above and this submit on the Riot developer blog.