When does League of Legends: Wild Rift launch on Xbox Game Pass?

A match made in heaven.

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Riot Games officially announced its partnership with Microsoft during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. When the collaboration goes live, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will gain access to certain games in Riot titles like Legends of RuneterraLeague of LegendsVALORANT, and Wild Rift.

Wild Rift players that are also Xbox Game Pass subscribers will gain access to all champions in the game; more promotions may follow if Riot likes the initial results from the partnership. Similar to what Riot has been doing with Amazon Prime, the developer can roll out other rewards like cosmetics through its collaboration with Xbox Game Pass.

League of Legends: Wild Rift will launch on Xbox Game Pass in Winter 2022. Neither Microsoft nor Riot has announced an official release date. Both parties are likely to release more details as we get closer to the potential release period, however.

Though the collaboration may not mean much for players who’ve already unlocked all the champions in Wild Rift, it’ll likely help Riot draw in more players. The collaboration eliminates the barrier of entry in Wild Rift and allows new players to experiment with all the champions in the game.

When players can get access to all champions with a subscription that also unlocks hundreds of games, they can focus on collecting cosmetics and other in-game elements.