In a rather unexpected move, this week we saw the surprise arrival of all Riot games to the Epic Games Store, now being able to download and play League of Legends, Legends of Runterra, Teamfight Tactics and Valorant from this PC platform.
However, as with some Steam-hosted games like EA’s, Epic will only function as a pass-through platform, so we will have to continue installing and using the Riot launcher. Even so, this will not prevent us from having our games somewhat more organized, being able to start them from the application of the Epic Games Store.
It does not cease to surprise however that, although now we can see when our friends at Epic are playing one of these games, unfortunately for the moment there doesn’t seem to be any kind of integration between the app’s friend lists and these games, keeping only the basic details of our account.
Time to start a RIOT. 👀
Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics are now available on the Epic Games Store!
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On the other hand, this surprise association between Riot and Epic Games also extends to other titles of the company. And is that Champion Jinx has announced her arrival and temporary availability within Fortnite, marking a milestone by being the first appearance of a League of Legends character in a non-Riot game.
Even so, it seems that Epic is not the main objective of Riot, having also announced another similar collaboration with PUBG, the main competitor of the star game of Tim Sweeney’s company; as well as a collaboration with Amazon to offer Prime Gaming members some in-game perks over the next year.
And, as we said, this collaboration seems to be more focused at the moment on promoting the imminent premiere of Arcane, the League of Legends animated series on Netflix, although it undoubtedly represents an important step for the possible future of Riot since Although these four games are not currently listed on Steam, their next title Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is.