LoL has a new referral program

Riot Games continually updates its well-known free-to-play game, League of Legends. They update every other week at least to bring in a new champion to the Fields of Justice. This week the developer brings you Refer-A-Friend 2.0. A brand new reward program so you may bring more players into the LoL realm and receive instant rewards. However, you don’t have to switch over to Refer-A-Friend 2.0 if you don’t want to, but if you do there’s no switching back. Therefore make your choice wisely (of course that is if you can happen to find that many people to collect a nice chunk of the rewards to make it even worthwhile). But to help your decision along here are some new ideas implemented into the 2.0 version. First off, each time someone you referred reaches level 5 you will instantly receive 250 Influence Points. In addition, each time a referral hits level 10 you’ll receive more points that will allow you to retrieve skins, titles, and even Riot Points. That’s not even including the amount of the IP you’ll receive for how many people you refer either. Check out the lists below, one is the old Refer-A-Friend rewards program and the other is Mr. 2.0.

The original Refer-A-Friend

  • 1: Forum Recruiter badge
  • 10: Tier 3 champion (worth 975 Riot Points)
  • 25: Forum title “Recruiter”
  • 50: Grey Warwick skin
  • 100: The League of Legends Digital Collector’s Pack
  • 150: Forum title “Senior Recruiter”
  • 200: 10,000 Riot Points
  • 250: Forum title “Master Recruiter”
  • 350: Medieval Twitch skin (extremely rare before the new referral program)
  • 500: Get your name added to the “Wall of Fame” in the Riot Office
  • 1,000: A content element will be named after your summoner
  • 5,000: All current and future content permanently unlocked
  • 10,000: An all expenses-paid trip to visit Riot Games and develop a champion with the design team

Refer-A-Friend 2.0

  • 1: 500 IP, “Recruiter” title and badge for the forum
  • 2: 500 IP
  • 3: 500 IP
  • 4: 500 IP
  • 5: 500 IP and a Rune Page
  • 10: 975 RP
  • 25: Grey Warwick skin and “Senior Recruiter” forum title
  • 50: 2,000 RP and Medieval Twitch skin
  • 75: 4,000 RP
  • 100: 10,000 RP and “Master Recruiter” forum title
  • 150+: 5,000 RP for every 50 referrals after 100

Honestly, I really don’t care about either though I think I’d stick with the original, despite its ridiculous amount of referrals (seriously who could ever receive 10,000 referrals, I don’t even see anyone getting more than a 100 or so, but that’s me, an apathetic LoL player). I feel like you receive more substantial rewards from the old ones (trip to their HQ, content element named after your summoner, your name in their office), whereas the new one is clearly tailored to make you tell all your friends to make accounts for the heck of it or even make a bunch of accounts yourself to receive the rather minute rewards. 500 IP is nice, but from a first win of the day, one usually receives 200-300 IP and then the other games you might get 100-150 IP (not even including IP boosts), thus it’s not difficult to receive IP. I think it’s pretty cool if you refer 100 people, you’d receive the The League of Legends Digital Collector’s Pack that would unlock a lot of champions in the old version (though I guess if you’re an LoL fanatic, I suppose you would have all the champions anyway). Also the perk of the new system is the ability to get the rare skins such as Medieval Twitch a lot easier. Is it worth it to switch over? Sure, if you aren’t a fanatic and don’t care about the trip and the content element rewards. I for one haven’t even ever looked at my referral page. See I totally care!

Check out the new program here and sign up if you wish.

On another note, doesn’t this skin look neat!?

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