The latest patch in League of Legends has introduced a new mechanic: the Hextech Craftng. What does it mean, and why it matters?
Hextech Crafting and Loot
The new system will reward you with chests that contain champions, skins, and summoner icons. How do you get your chests? By being good. Literally. You or you premade need to get a rank of S, S+ or S-, and you get a chest. That’s it. You can earn up to four chests each month, and each champion you play can earn you one chest per season. You can also purchase them in the store for 125 RP. You’ll see which champs you’re eligible for in champ select and on your champ details page.
To unlock your chests and redeem your loot, you need keys. Keys are not earned by ranking good. Instead, you have a small chance when winning matchmade games. The chances increase with the number of premades you play. You can also purchase them in the store for 125 RP. All chests contain random loot worth more than the cost of the chest, so you can purchase with the confidence of knowing you’re getting a good deal, if you don’t mind it being a random item vs the specific item you want.