Riot Games explained why some champions like Lux and Kai’sa keep getting so many new skins

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Editor Note: You are reading an article from 2020.

Riot Games has finally opened up on why they are making so many new skins for champions like Lux and Kai’sa while ignoring low-pick champions.

There are speculations among League of Legends players that Riot Games only makes skins for champions that will be more profitable for them. Many fans complained about why champions like Lux keep getting a new skin in almost every new patch, and champions like Skarner are not getting skin in five years.

And on a dev post, Riot Games has explained why some champions like Lux and Kai’sa keep getting so many skins over the years. “We often prioritize skins for our most popular champions, like Lux and Kai’Sa, because they reach a huge number of players,” they said. “Not only does this mean we can delight a lot of people at once, but it also directly funds our ability to make skins for champs with small-but-dedicated player bases.”

They also pointed out business propagation, where they need to raise funds to work on other new League of Legends features. And these popular champions’ skin helps them gain that fund and some profit to work on other things that are beyond the game.

Riot Games did agree that “it sucks to have to wait years for a skin for your favorite champion.” But they also made promises that they would bring out more new skins for champions who haven’t received any skin in a long time.

And it seems like they are keeping their promises. Because before season 10, there were about 20 champions who didn’t receive any skin in 1000 days, but currently, there are only 12 champions who haven’t received any skin in 1000 days.

Riot Games already announced a few skins for some of them, for example, Pulsefire Pantheon, Elderwood Ornn, and Astronaut Bard. And skins for other champions are on the horizon as well.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.