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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked League Of Legends 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
At the start of each match, players start relatively weak but can improve by collecting items and experience while playing. Different types of player-characters lead to different strategies for play. Gaining levels in matches unlocks their champion's special abilities and augment them in a number of unique ways. If a champion loses all their health, they are defeated but are automatically revived in their base after enough time passes. As you play more and more games you earn levels that unlocked additional content and abilities.
It is a very popular game with related merchandise, toys, accessories, and apparel. It has an active and widespread competitive esport scene. The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had over 100 million unique viewers and a minimum prize pool of US$2.5 million that featured a collaboration between Riot Games and Louis Vuitton.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is an upcoming version for iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
This game is good if you want to:
You can play this game in the following styles:
In the US, ESRB state: Players control animal- and human-like warriors who use swords, arrows, guns, and magic attacks to kill opponents' minions in melee-style combat. Higher kill counts result in additional achievements (e.g., “levelling up”). Battles are accompanied by slashing sounds, colourful projectiles, and red blood splashes; one vampire warrior's attacks cause larger blood-pooling effects. A variety of female characters are depicted in form-fitting outfits that expose mild cleavage; suggestive jokes can occasionally be heard in the dialogue (e.g., “Sorry boys, I keep the fuzzy cuffs at home,” “Is that a rocket in your pocket?” and “For only $2.95 a minute, I'll leave you breathless.”). One playable character drinks frequently from an oversized cask, slurring phrases such as “The only time I have a drinking problem is when I spill it”; his Drunken Rage ability can be used to reduce inflicted damage. A few sequences also include warriors with lit cigarettes/smoking pipes.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need tactical and teamwork skills to enjoy this game. The arenas have a variety of routes to attack and progress.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 28-year-olds play this game:
- 28-year-old: Knowing What We Like
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- In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
In-game currency is purchased with real money to unlock champions, champion skins, ward skins, summoner icons, emotes, and certain multi-game boosts. An additional currency, Influence Points, is earned by playing and can also unlock these items.
Hextech Chests are one of the items you can purchase and give a random chance of different materials and currency to unlock champions and outfits. Masterwork Chests can be purchased to offer a random cosmetic item.
The following items can be purchased via chests or directly:
- Champions: Instead of having all the champions unlocked, you will start with 10 champions temporarily unlocked known as the free champion rotation, with options to unlock more using BE icon Blue Essence or RP icon RP.
- Skins and Chromas: You can unlock different appearances for Champions using RP.
- Rune pages: You can buy additional rune pages with BE icon BE or RP icon RP.
- Boosts: You can unlock a limited-time boost to your experience points using RP.
- Pre-Paid Cards: You can redeem prepaid cards for Riot Points.
- Bundles: Groups of different store items bundled together, usually with a reduced price compared to buying the items individually or exclusive content unavailable outside the bundle.
- Special Bonuses: If you have a promo code, you will be able to redeem it in the store.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
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