Riot Disables Skin Codes in 'League of Legends'

July 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Riot Games has decided to remove the ability to use League of Legends skin codes in-game as an attempt to stop third-party resellers and scammers from ripping players off. The company made the announcement via an official forum post detailing the changes.

League of Legends characters can be customized with a wide variety of skins, which are commonly purchased directly from the game. Riot also distributed some skins via redeemable codes for events and promotions in the past. But this has led to a third-party market for the codes, with rare skins on sale for as much as $1,000.

It should also be noted that when a third-party sells these skins, Riot receives no money for transactions. But that aside, Riot claims that many of these skin codes were acquired illegitimately and might not function at all, leaving the purchaser with no skin and no recourse for money that has been lost.

Riot deactivated the codes on Friday and told multiple payment processors to not "process fraudulent payments" from the sites selling these skin codes.

On the plus side, no previously activated skins will be removed from player accounts. Players with codes that have not yet been redeemed have until July 23 to send a request to Player Support with proof of ownership in order to activate the skin, after that no codes will be honored. You can find out more about that here.

Source: CVG


Comments

Re: Riot Disables Skin Codes in 'League of Legends'

Well I see this kind of game is just busy with violence and bloodshed. I want to see a game that is silent and peaceful.

Re: Riot Disables Skin Codes in 'League of Legends'

If its gotten that bad make it free.


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Re: Riot Disables Skin Codes in 'League of Legends'

I don't think there's a single thing I like about this story. I hate League of Legends, the idea of charging people for skins repulses me, and people should be allowed to sell their unused codes.

Re: Riot Disables Skin Codes in 'League of Legends'

What is wrong with selling skins? I honestly want to know. personally, I think it is a far better way to support a free to play game over hte usual buying time or buying stats boosts that lead to pay to win situations.

 
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