In our League of Legends Beginner’s Guide we mentioned that the game is a free-to-play MOBA, but like virtually all free-to-play games, there’s a premium store brimming with goodies. While these goodies won’t give you an actual in-game advantage, they do allow you to express your style and personality, whether through flashy champion skins or hilarious in-game emotes.
We all give into temptation and splurge here and there, but over time the amount can accumulate and make League a… not so “free-to-play” game.
If you want to know exactly how much League has cost you over the years – and you’re brave enough to face a soul-destroying truth – keep on reading.
How to Check How Much Money I Have Spent on LOL
Riot Games has fortunately – or not-so-fortunately for those wanting to hide from their spending habits – made it extremely easy to check how much money you’ve forked out on League. You’ll first need to go to Riot Support’s “Show me the money”.
- Click the login button and enter your League of Legends’ account details
- Once you’ve signed in, the Login button will now say “show me the money”
- Click it for the grand reveal – aka how much money you’ve wasted on skins
The number displayed is the amount you’ve spent on the game so far, on that particular account. If you have multiple accounts, you’ll have to repeat the process for each one and add up the total yourself (calculators are the MVPs here).
Unfortunately, if you’ve transferred regions at some point, the total won’t include the money you’ve spent in your previous region. However, you can submit a data request ticket instead to find this information out.
Submitting a Data Request Ticket
If you submit a data request ticket, Riot will send you a zipped file that contains all your account information, including how much money you’ve spent and what you’ve spent the money on. Sending a data request ticket is a pretty straightforward process too.
- Go to the Riot Support site and login with your LoL account
- Find the dedicated “Submit a request” page
- Under “choose a request type,” pick the “account requests” option
- Choose the “formal personal data request” option
- When the next “please select your inquiry” section appears, pick “I want a full data request.”
- Add any other relevant information in the description text box; you can let Riot know you specifically want to know about your in-game transactions and RP purchase history
The request takes 30 days to process. Avoid changing your account information (email and password) during this time. Doing so will cancel your request, and you’ll have to submit a new one.
What Can I Buy in League?
The two main currencies in League are Blue Essence (BE) and Riot Points (RP) – the latter is the premium currency. You can only gain RP by spending in real life money. That said, Riot does sometimes give out free RP in the Amazon Prime Gaming capsules.
You can spend RP on several items, but none will give you an in-game advantage. Most of the items are for aesthetic appeal, such as champion skins, chromas, emotes, and ward skins.
How Much Do Skins Cost?
Skins can vary in price, ranging from 350 RP (under $5) to 3250 RP (approx $25). Fortunately, Riot puts some skins on sale every week in the LoL shop. The discounts usually range from 25% to 50% off.
There is also the Your Shop, where Riot gives players the opportunity to buy heavily discounted skins of their most played champions. The Your Shop goes live randomly.
What Does the Average Player Spend in League?
Now you’ve seen the damage done to your credit card, you’re probably wondering how you compare to the mass – you can’t be the only one who has spent that much, right?
According to this 2019 survey, the average US LoL player spends around $92 every year on the game . Personally, I’ve spent well into the hundreds.
Why Can’t I Access the In-Game Store?
If the in-game store isn’t loading up, it’s likely due to poor connection. Restart your router and the LoL client. If this doesn’t fix the problem, it could be because you haven’t downloaded the latest patch update. Other possible reasons and solutions can be found in our dedicated LoL troubleshooting guide, where we cover how to fix client issues like this and common error codes.
Looking to learn more about the game? Check out our guide on how to get better at LoL, as well as our LoL runes guide.