How we choose weekly free champions

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Nytemare

Junior Member

09-17-2012

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Originally Posted by RiotChris View Post
From time to time we get questions on how we chose weekly free champions. We rotate the Champions to keep the game fresh for those that haven't unlocked all the Champions.

Here is how we choose which ones are free:

Champion Rotation Goals
1) Give new players some simple Champions to play
2) Provide a balance of types of Champions for new players
-- This allows new players to make balanced teams
3) Allow players to preview all Champions eventually

Given these goals we look at player feedback, and decide which Champions should be free next week that allow us to meet these goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q Will new Champions always be free the first week?
A No, we will debut Champions that need to be unlocked, but eventually they will be free (see goal 3).

Q Will some Champions be free more often than others?
A Yes, because some Champions are simpler to play that others, and our first goal with the free Champion rotation is to allow new players simple Champions to try for their first games.

Q I don't think Alistar is a Tank
A Okay - not a question, but yes, thanks to our item system, Champions can be built different ways. That means many Champions can be played as different types (for example, as a Tank or Melee DPS). To keep things simple, we list only one type for each Champion in our statistics, but many of them can be played differently than the type we list.

Q Do the Champions rotate on the same day every week?
A No. We often synch the Champion rotation with the new content and patches we are releasing. Because we won't release the patches until they are done, this means they sometimes don't fall on the same day each week. This leads us to rotate our Champions on different days of the week to try and get even amounts of time between Champion rotations. This is also why we don't announce the exact date of the rotation.

I'll link to this post from the Champion rotation announcements to answer the questions that keep coming up. If there are more frequently asked questions, I'll post the answers here.

Thanks for all the requests for free Champions!

- RiotChris
Dear Riot, is it possible and please include more 6300 IP (Draven Ezreal)champs for users to test on decide on whether they are worth the time and money. I am deciding on a 6300 IP champion and im am not sure if i should buy that champion. Thankyou


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jepsters

Junior Member

09-17-2012

I think you should just allow every champ its turn and group simpler champs with more dificult ones so they have an option to either right click to win or actually have to land skill shots. my firsat game was with anivia o man it was ugly but im glad i played her first even tho i still dont play her


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TheeCooon

Junior Member

09-17-2012

Hello as a mid level league player I would like to ask if the free champion rotations could be a bit more consistent with the different prices of champions. I have started playing for over 5 months now and i saw shyvanna free somewhere around may and never saw her since then. Like this there has been multiple unstable champion rotations. I am not saying that i just want 6300 champions but i want a more wide variety of champions so i can play and try them
Thank You


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DJ Abud

Junior Member

09-17-2012

I'd love to see either Shyvanna or Fizz in the next champion rotation, cheers


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Negro Sandwich

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09-17-2012

If everyone that has viewed this thread donated a penny...


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Azaerro

Junior Member

09-18-2012

Everyone, Riot knows what they're doing, I love the way the mix it up to bring out free champs and how they still acknowledge the people with not much champs/experience in LoL. GJ RIOT


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cmck

Senior Member

09-18-2012

Riot would it be possible to put in a way to rent champs for say a day for a cheaper ip cost. Maybe 1/10 of the cost of buying the champ can be the price for renting it.


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Yoh03

Junior Member

09-18-2012

I'd like to see Akali, Pantheon and Viktor in free rotation sometime soon.


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Twinkel

Junior Member

09-18-2012

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Originally Posted by xiao View Post
personally i'm looking forward to the week of april 1st, when they run 10 yordles.
yordle wars


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taciouse

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