Riot Explains That Skins Are Not Exclusive to Specific Riot Games

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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In a recent thread on X (Twitter), Riot has explained how all skins are not exclusive to certain games.

Over the course of the past few years, cosmetics have become a lifeblood for all Riot Games. League of Legends has the most popularity, while other likes like VALORANT, Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics are not that far off.

With so many cosmetics coming out, Riot started producing some exclusive skins for their games. These were cosmetics that were strictly part of one game for release. While it was great for those games, it didn’t sit well with many of the players of the other games. This affects the League of Legends universe games more than anything.

The similarity of the World between League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Wild Rift is apparent, and it shocked players as to why any of these games had exclusive skins. However, Riot has started porting some of Wild Rift’s skins over to League of Legends. So we have had some skins like the upcoming Redeemed Star Guardian Rakan and Xayah skins ported over to League of Legends.

In light of all of this, the Riot Lead of Legends of Runeterra, Matt Buchholtz, chimed into this topic and said that skins are not exclusive to games. He also shed some light on what happens behind the scenes. So, here is what was said in a huge thread of X (Twitter).

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Skins Not Being Exclusive To Games

So starting from the top, Matt Buchholtz says right of the bat that skins coming to Legends of Runeterra does not mean they are locked out of other games.

This is due to the fact that the different teams at Riot are making all the exclusive skins for all their IPs. So, as the exclusive skins are made independently, they do not appear in all the games at the same time. However, there are still some skin lines, like Star Guardian and Soul Fighter, that are cross-game skin lines.

So Matt Buchholtz encourages players to share their opinions on what they want in their games. Hence, if they see a cosmetic they like in one Riot game, players can request it for another Riot game. Of course, it goes without saying that it should be a request and an ask, but not inflammatory. Riot has listened to these asks before (although not a lot), but it does not hurt to try.

Matt Buchholtz also shared where players can share their feedback.

So, all in all, this is great news for fans and players to get a skin they like in another Riot game to their preferred game. Thus, make sure to comment and ask for what you want, and Riot will talk about it internally. If anything, the past year or so has shown that Riot does listen to players if there is enough noise that is not inflammatory and such.

By Shadman Sabik Zaim Deputy Editor
Shadman is a Deputy Editor of League of Legends and other Riot IPs (excluding VALORANT) at GameRiv. He is a computer science and engineering graduate who got into games pretty early. Also, he takes pride in trying multiple types of games and got into League of Legends pretty early. Games, Board Games, Writing, Music, and Sports are his passions and hobbies.