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League of Legends Eternals release date and pricing updated

Published: 18:30, 15 January 2020
Riot Games
League of Legends - Blue Essence
League of Legends - Blue Essence

Riot Games came under fire for their initial announcement over the Eternals. Now it seems like the pricing will be adjusted to offer more value for money, some will not be paid for and the release date appears to be just around the corner.

League of Legends is not normally big on aggressive monetisation but Riot Games were about to overstep the boundaries when they initially announced the Eternals, which community figured out would cost up to $1,750 , depending on how many Eternals a player wanted. In case you are wondering what Eternals are - it's the fancy name for specific stat trackers in League of Legends.

Soon after the backlash, the company announced they would change the system and now it seems they worked out the kinks as Eternals are ready for deployment in early 2020.

One of the most important changes is that the feature will no longer be exclusive to Riot Point (RP) purchases and some Eternals can be purchased for Blue Essence (BE) or earned through the ranked splits. Considering the first split of the season already started, it's possible it won't feature any Eternals as a reward but there is still the possibility of post-split rewards.

The second most important thing to keep in mind would be the option to mute Eternals. Riot Games will provide players with options to leave all Eternals notifications up, partially mute them or mute them entirely. That last option seems to provide a way for those who don't like the paid feature to completely ignore it.

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Furthermore, unique Eternals have been tweaked which means they will be able to track more complex and intricate stats unique to some champions, once again going with the value for money mantra.

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