In the near future, you’ll be able to download Riot Games via the Windows Store.
Riot announced its partnership with Xbox at this year’s Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, and it looks like these games, along with League of Legends: Wild Rift for mobile, will soon be available on PC Game Pass.
We say that today when a Twitter user by the handle of IdleSloth84_ noticed that these games were added to the Microsoft Store on Windows. Unfortunately, you can’t buy or download them just yet.
These games are often free-to-play, but certain aspects of the game, such as the characters, may be accessible only after paying a fee or participating in a weekly rotation that makes certain characters available for free for a set period of time. However, if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber and you download these games, you will have access to these extra features at no additional cost.
This is a potentially exciting development for those who enjoy these games, as the ease of use and seamless integration with Windows could solve problems with Riot’s proprietary launcher. However, we’ll have to wait and see whether Riot actually abandons the launcher.
There may be a long wait before these games are added to the Store, so in the meantime, please share your thoughts on the new service and whether or not you find it useful.