How we choose weekly free champions

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Whytool

Junior Member

04-08-2014

When you say "Allow players to preview all Champions eventually", does that or does that not include Yorick?


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TeemoOwni

Recruiter

04-10-2014

can herobrine be added to the league of legends champion roster? xD


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parthyrules

Junior Member

04-11-2014

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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
So i was thinking that maybe the champions that are due to go on sale should be put up on the free rotation roster, as players can try them out, and buy them in the forthcoming days, if they find a champion suited to their needs. Just a thought. Maybe this can be considered?


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XMeridian

Junior Member

04-11-2014

I'd really like to see some rarer champions in the next rotation such as yorick, shaco, Darius, Irelia, Kayle, LeBlanc, and Lee sin.


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WildPslyDuck

Member

04-11-2014

I don't think Alistar is a tank

Sorry I just had to say it.


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XMeridian

Junior Member

04-12-2014

I really want to try out Darius and Irelia.


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Phaz9

Junior Member

04-14-2014

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I'd really like to see some rarer champions in the next rotation such as yorick, shaco, Darius, Irelia, Kayle, LeBlanc, and Lee sin.
^^Darius
Ya called it. Idk about kayle though, she's cheap enough as it is.


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Sayge Eli

Junior Member

04-14-2014

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What pattern would you like to see? We're always open to constructive feedback.

We listen to player feedback on Champions to make free, and we introduce new Champions on a regular basis. Those two factors make it hard to have a set rotation that repeats every 8 weeks or so (which is I assume what you're implying about a pattern).

- RiotChris

no pattern but it would nice to see all the champs, I havn't seen yorick, galio, and a few more since .... I can't remember ever seeing a few of them


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Force0fNature

Senior Member

04-14-2014

Just make URF a permanent game mode.


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Ratchet Raver

Junior Member

04-14-2014

Okay, seriously, do you guys realize it's been 8 MONTHS since Gragas has been free, yet Janna was free two weeks in a row and Riven was free every other week? WTF, guys.