The creators introduce a function that is to help in conscious shopping in the LoL store.
League of Legends players can now see the drop rates for all loot available for purchase from the in-game store, giving them a better idea of their chances of obtaining specific items.
For many years, the game has had a Hextech Workshop where you can open various boxes, orbs, and capsules. Some of them have a different chance of getting specific items because, unlike Mystery Hero Shards or Emotes, Chests can drop both Hero Skins, Ward Skins, Emotes, and Orange Essence.
For many players, chests are a great way to get new cosmetic items and the fact that you never know what exactly is going to drop leaves players very excited to open them.
Riot decided that the LoL community should have insight into what exactly is dropping from a given chest to make the in-game store clear and fair. Of course, there is still an element of surprise when opening, but you cannot talk about anger here because of the fact that, for example, an emote flew, and the player did not know that there was one in the pot.
Information about drops in LoL
One of the Rioters, KenAdamsNSA, wrote on his Twitter account:
Small, but meaningful update today in League. We’ve added drop rates natively in the client for all Loot items that you can buy in the store. We want players to make informed purchase decisions, and this is one more step towards fulfilling that promise. Go check it out!
Rioter has also included a screenshot that shows what the mentioned display looks like.
As you can see in the example above, the player can read that with Masterwork Chest there is a 70% chance of getting a skin shard, but also a 10% chance of getting another drop, including a random emote or 525 Orange Essence.
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The frequency of dropping can be checked by hovering over the blue text that appears under the box:
Of course, the information that the box contains emotes or ward skins was not hidden and could be found on the Internet. However, not everyone knew about it, and probably more than one person was disappointed when they bought a box and received a totem skin, not a skin shard for a hero.
The creators believe that when information about the drop is readily available, LoL fans will make informed purchasing decisions and will not be disappointed when opening a case or an orb.