Free to play games are always fun as you don’t need to really spend a single penny to have some fun but even though we all like free stuff, the fact still remains that even game developers need to feed themselves and so it’s important that they make some money out of the game they create.
League of Legends is one of the most popular free-to-play games and rightly so it also offers in-game purchases, which provide summoners with cosmetic upgrades for the most part. Now since LOL has in-game purchases, it’s obvious that it also has an in-game currency (which has to be bought with real-world money), called RP or Riot Points.
In its early years, Riot used to offer 400 free RP to anyone who joins the game. Needless to say, a lot of players started creating additional LOL accounts just to get their hands on that extra RP and gift themselves (original accounts) some champion skins or other stuff from the game store. Riot saw where it went wrong and soon thereafter stopped offering free RP to new accounts.
However, if you’ve become hooked to League of Legends and want to give back something to the wonderful developers at Riot — while enjoying cosmetic upgrades — for the entertaining piece of free-to-play software, here is how you can get RP in LOL in a few easy steps, followed by how you can gift RP to other summoners in LOL. (Ps. You can ask one of your cool game buddies to gift you some RP using this guide; scroll to the end of the article and help them help you!).
Get RP in LOL
Login to your LOL account in the game client and follow the steps mentioned below to get RP in LOL.
Step 1: Click on the Store icon (the one to the left of the RP and Blue essence). Then click on the Purchase RP button on the next page.
Step 2: On the pop-up window, select the payment method from the options to the left and then select the amount of RP you want to purchase from the available options and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note that different payment methods might have different prices. This is because different payment partners have different processing fees, with Paypal and Credit card having the lowest. Prices might also differ depending on the country that you’ve chosen on the payments page. This country should be one where your payment method is located.
How to change country/currency when buying RP in LOL?
If you think the payment options for your country aren’t being shown or LOL’s client has made mistake in selecting the default country, here is how you can change the country whose payment options you want to see on LOL.
Step 1: Tap on the Change option located at the bottom of the sidepanel to the left on the payments page.
Step 2: On the Display Payment Options For pop-up box, click on the arrow beside Select and then choose your preferred country. Then click on the Ok button to confirm.
You’ll now see the payment options for your selected country.
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How to gift RP in LOL?
If a friend has coaxed you into gifting them RP in LOL or you’re looking to surprise a friend with some in-game currency of their favourite game, here is how to gift RP in League of Legends.
Step 1: Click on the Store icon (the one to the left of the RP and Blue essence). Then click on the Gifting Center button on the next page, to the right of the Purchase RP button. Then search and select the friend’s name whom you want to gift RP.
Step 2: On the next page, select the first option Purchase RP for a friend.
Step 3: On the next page, you can insert an optional text message and then click on the Send RP button.
Step 4: Select the payment method from the options to the left and then select the amount of RP you want to purchase from the available options and follow the on-screen instructions.
The RP will shortly be sent to your friend’s LOL account alongwith the personalised message if you inserted one. Any gifts you send are non-refundable purchases.
Also read: How to get keys in LOL (League of Legends)?
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