Riot Games recently addressed the issue of exclusive skins across their various titles in a Twitter thread
In recent years, cosmetics have become a crucial aspect of Riot Games, not only in League of Legends but also in other Riot Games’ titles like VALORANT, Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra.
To cater to the individual player bases of these games, Riot introduced exclusive skins that were only available within a specific game. While this pleased players, it didn’t sit well with those who played other Riot titles, particularly within the League of Legends universe.
Players noted the thematic similarities between League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Wild Rift, leading them to question why certain games had exclusive skins. Riot has since begun the process of porting some Wild Rift skins into League of Legends, such as some of the Star Guardian skins.
In response to the discussion, Matt Buchholtz, Riot’s Lead of Legends of Runeterra, clarified that skins are not locked exclusively to one game.
He explained that different teams at Riot create exclusive skins for their respective IPs, which means these skins may not appear in all games simultaneously. However, some skin lines, like Star Guardian and Soul Fighter, are shared across multiple games.
Buchholtz encouraged players to voice their preferences and requests regarding skins in their favorite Riot games’ titles. Riot is open to considering players’ feedback, although he emphasized that requests should be made respectfully and constructively.
Riot has a history of taking player feedback into account, as long as it’s conveyed in a constructive manner. He also provided information on where players can share their feedback.
In summary, this development is welcome news for players who wish to see their favorite skins appear in other Riot Games’ title. Players are encouraged to communicate their preferences, and Riot will internally discuss these requests.
The past year has shown that Riot is willing to listen to players’ feedback when it’s expressed in a different manner.