League of Legends: Champion Price & Timing Changes
Riot Games has announced a shift in the way they handle their pricing for champions in League of Legends. Overall, this is good news for the players. Basically, this means that the Influence Points (earned in game) and Riot Points (purchased with real money) costs of champions will be gradually lowered. They’re also slowing down the rate of new champions coming out to give players more time to earn the necessary IP to purchase them when they are released.
However, the IP cost of a new champion for the first week will be 7800 IP instead of 6300 IP. Their IP costs will drop to 6300 IP after the first week is over. On top of that, whenever a new champion is released, the oldest 6300 IP/975 RP champion will be reduced to the next tier of 4800 IP/880 RP. On every third champion, another champion priced at 4800 IP or lower will be reduced to the next price tier based on how old the champion is and how easy it is to play that champion.
We can expect to see anywhere from 14 – 17 new champions coming out in 2013.
- New champion launch price is… 7800 IP / 975 RP
- After one week, the price is reduced to… 6300 IP / 975 RP
- Each release, the oldest 6300 is reduced to… 4800 IP / 880 RP
Vi, the most recently released champion, starts at 6300 IP instead of 7800 IP. Looks like this pricing structure won’t come into effect until the next champion gets released.
Source: League of Legends