League of Legends and VALORANT are free titles that base their economy on the free-to-play model. For better or worse, that means there are a lot of microtransactions. Riot Games is aware that many players in Latin America have difficulties acquiring cosmetics and other items in stores, so they implemented a new measure that aims to help the community.
Riot Games introduces a new payment method in League of Legends and VALORANT for LATAM
Through a publication on social networks and its website, Riot Games Latin America presented a new method that will allow players in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina to pay for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and VALORANT currency for months.
Specifically, users of the company’s games will be able to use their credit card to pay 3, 6, 9 or 12 months with interest, but in fixed payments. Simply put, you’ll be able to use any Riot Points or VALORANT Points you acquire instantly, but you’ll have the opportunity to pay them off in monthly installments.
Play your way and pay your way!
A new payment method arrives that will allow you to buy RP and pay them in 3, 6, 9 or 12 months with fixed payments. Take advantage of this new modality in our Store.
Enjoy now and pay little by little. All the details.https://t.co/zpk7yKO4c4 pic.twitter.com/BATCob0JX9
— League of Legends (@lollatam) April 26, 2023
This new monthly payment method aims to help the LATAM community. The Riot Games team explained that it is very excited about this new initiative, and hopes that the fans will enjoy it.
The company explains that in some banks the payment is reflected in its entirety in the account statement, but it affirms that the collections will be in the terms that were chosen. Users with questions are urged to contact the appropriate bank or Riot Games support staff.
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LATAM players criticize the new payment method that came to League of Legends and VALORANT
Although the new monthly modality seeks to help the pocket of the Latin American community, the truth is that many players in the region reacted negatively to the announcement. Specifically, there are those who claim that game currencies have risen a lot in price, and that the fact that it is now allowed to pay them in months is a reflection of that increase.
“They increased the prices and since they saw that no one buys anymore, instead of adjusting the prices to the possibilities of the player in each country, they are adding credits so that you simply don’t feel the machete blow in your wallet,” said a fan. “How do I explain… until they modify the amount of RP they give for the amount of money they ask for, I won’t put a single peso in it. There are already pure price increases but very few RP. Let’s hope they realize they are digging their own grave,” said another.
Usually that’s the way it is in f2p games xd the longer they last, the more expensive they are xd an example is warframe equal to ten years and for 65 pesos they give you 75 game coins xd
— ivan aparicio (@ivanapa43020061) April 27, 2023
Regularly when they do that “Pay a x number of months” it means that the price is already excessive. I say that not a penny to Riot. pic.twitter.com/Y10j6ivXvu
— Alfredo Lama (@elcadetedelamor) April 26, 2023
The funny thing is that knowing the average Latino they are going to get into debt and thus buy RP
— Ferrar (@nasusefr) April 26, 2023
While the new monthly payment method is optional and may be a good alternative for some players, the community has come to a consensus that simply lowering the price of RP and VP is a better idea.
We’ll have to wait and see if Riot Games will listen to player feedback and adjust the prices of League of Legends and VALORANT currencies. Meanwhile, it seems that the new modality in installments is here to stay.
But tell us, do you think it is a good option? Let us read you in the comments.
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