Last week, Riot Games has released the drop rates for their League of Legends loot box system, bringing transparency and knowledge of what your chances are of getting some cool new skins. In addition, the company has included the rules of getting those sweet chests as well as the chances of getting ultimate and legendary skins.
As revealed by Riot in the FAQ section of the released drop rates, when opening a Hextech or Masterwork chest all skins in the system have the same odds of dropping. That practically means that ultimate skins like Pulsefire Ezreal and Elementalist Lux can be obtained just as easily as any common and epic skin. In addition, Ultimate and mythic skins drop as auto-redeeming permanents, meaning that they require no orange essence to actually get them.
If you are worried that you may not get a skin shard at all, don’t worry. The League of Legends loot box system ensures that there’s at least one skin shard in every three chests. If a new skin just popped up and you are excited to test your luck and open it in a chest right away, Riot Games advices you to wait at least a day before doing so, just to be sure.
As for champions, only 4800BE or more champions can be unlocked through the Hextech chest system. In the new Masterwork chests, however, you won’t be able to get champion shards, as they are purely cosmetic and target players that already own all characters. Beginning during patch 8.7, Masterwork Chests will be purchasable from the store for 165RP (225 RP for a chest and key), or 2250 RP for a bundle of 11 chests and keys.
If you are not earning chests through your games, Riot has an answer to that too. If you’ve been punished recently for negative behavior, you’ll be locked out of earning chests and keys from playing games for a duration of time, depending on the severity of the punishment.
If that doesn’t apply to you, maybe you’ll have reached the limit of weekly chests. One chest slot opens up per week, with a total of 4 to be obtained. You can check how many you have available on your profile page on the League of Legends client.
Last but not least, Hextech Annie, Soulstealer Vayne or Dreadnova Darius can be obtained by crafting ten gems together or be lucky enough to get them when you reroll skin shards and permanents.
In related news, Kai’Sa is the next champion to join the League of Legends, a mobile AD Carry, marking enemies with her passive and evolving her abilities as it fits a true Void champion. Take a look at her skillset here.