Legends of Runeterra, along with League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant have all been added to the Epic Games Market.
The Epic Games Market hosts games made by Triple A developers and independent designers alike. Their weekly free game has been a very successful model for drawing players to consistently check their client. The success of Fortnite has kept them continuously relevant as an online store and as a developer. We’ll come back to that game in a moment.
In a deal with Riot, the Epic Games Store now has access to almost everything that Riot has is available on the client.
All of Riot’s titles are free to play games. It may seem to some that there’s no real difference if you get your version of Runeterra or League from Epic or Riot. These games being available somewhere new is all for the benefit of both developers.
This will be very big exposure for Riot, getting the majority of their titles out to many new players. It also comes as a surprise, as this is the first time that Riot has allowed their games to be hosted anywhere else.
When MTG Arena arrived at Epic Games Store back in 2020, it brought many new players to that card game. Epic also offered new Magic starter decks to those who installed through Epic. It is also interesting to mention that when Genshin Impact was brought in as another in-client offering, promotional codes were offered to players who installed the game at the time of the campaign.
For any players on Epic’s signature game Fortnite, we get the unexpected delight of Jinx making her way into that third person shooter. This opens up the possibility of many other characters from the Runeterra setting to appear in Epic’s games, as it’s an exciting possibility for Riot to share their IP like this, especially Jinx, one of their most recognisable characters.
Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant are available now on the Epic Games Store.