TFT has definitely surprised us all, becoming the most popular Autochess game over the span of just a two years After playing a few games, you’ll come to notice that there are a huge number of River Sprites walking around. It’s boring to all look the same right?
That’s why we made this little guide on how to unlock cosmetics, that way you have a shot at standing out from the crowd of River Sprites! We’ll go over the two different ways on how to unlock Cosmetics in TFT first and what type of Cosmetic items there currently are up for grabs right after. Let’s get into it!
Unlocking Cosmetics By Playing
Orb of Enlightenment
The Orb of Enlightenment is a free TFT Pass Points boost that you can claim every 22 hours. You won’t have to do anything within these 22 hours to still claim your prize of 80 TFT Pass Points, make sure that you log in at least once every 24 hours to maximize the number of points that you’ll gain!
Weekly Missions offer a lot more points compared to the Orb of Enlightenment. These missions will require you to try out different builds and playstyles within TFT, offering 50 TFT Beta Pass Points upon completion. As you can see in the image above, there are currently only three Weekly Missions available.
If you’ve completed all three of your initial missions, they’ll reset immediately so you can continue to farm your TFT Beta Pass Points. Be careful not to throw your ranked games to complete these Weekly Missions!
After you’ve gathered enough points to redeem them, there’s a nifty progression bar at the bottom of the “Teamfight Tactics” tab.
The number of points will ramp up each level that you’ll progress. For now, it goes up to level 9 and offers different types of Cosmetics that we’ll cover individually later in this article.
Also read: How Long Does An Average TFT Game Take?
Unlocking Cosmetics With Real-World Currencies
League of Legends is like any other Free-To-Play game currently out on the market, there’ll be an option for you to purchase Cosmetic items with Real-World currencies. By spending a few euros or dollars, you’ll receive Riot Points depending on how much you’re willing to spend. The payment plans are as follows (Europe):
- €2,50 = 310 Riot Points
- €5,00 = 650 Riot Points
- €10,00 = 1380 Riot Points
- €20,00 = 2800 Riot Points
- €35,00 = 5000 Riot Points
- €50,00 = 7200 Riot Points
The amount of Riot Points that you’ll receive will depend on the currency that you use and the payment method.
After you’ve purchased some Riot Points, you’ll have a few options to choose between in the shop. These are the available options:
First off, we have the cheapest method of purchasing Little Legend skins. These Eggs contain one of three skins that come in different variations as well. You can evolve these skins from level 1 to level 3, but that’ll require you to spend more money on these Eggs.
Individual Little Legends
You can also buy these Little Legends individually, they come with a bonus icon but don’t have a special look to them compared to their Series Eggs counterparts. Like previously mentioned, these Little Legends are also able to evolve from Level 1 up to Level 3.
Types of Cosmetics
TFT has some cosmetics that carry over from League of Legends itself, and some that are TFT exclusive. These include:
- Emotes (Work in both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics)
- Icons (Work in both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics)
- Little Legends (Exclusive to TFT)
- Rift Arenas (Exclusive to TFT)
Emotes are unlocked through purchasing them with Riot Points, Hextech Crafting, or unlocking them by advancing through the TFT Beta Pass. You’ll be able to use them in both types of games.
Each player has their own arena map and each player travels to another players map or attacks from their own arena depending on the round.
Little Legend: A small being that the player is able to control around the map. A Little Legend is present at all times.
Battlefield Side: Where the fighting happens. Allocated battlefield is hexagonal board with size 4 x 7, situated on the southern half. If your unit cap is not reached, the leftmost champion(s) on your Bench is automatically placed near the center of the Battlefield. If your Bench limit is reached and you enter the carousel, the champion you picked is placed on the bottom row, on the furthest left available space.
Bench: Champions bought from the Store are placed here. Up to 9 champions are inventoried until you move them onto the battlefield.
Store: You’ll see a random selection of champions, including duplicates, from a shared pool in the store. Duplicate champions combine to create stronger versions of that champion. Possession of three duplicates will upgrade into one high-level champion (Bench & Battlefield). If there is no room on the bench but there is enough of a champion in the store to upgrade an owned one, then when the player tries to purchase one of them, enough will be bought to upgrade the unit and use no extra space.
Lock/unlock the store: You can lock your store so that it won’t automatically refresh at the start of the round. This is useful if there’s something you want but can’t afford in a given moment.
Refresh (gold 2): Pay a little gold to refresh the champions in the store. This happens for free at the start of each round, but sometimes you’ll want to see more options.
Buy XP (gold 4): Pay gold to gain 4 experience points. The higher your level, the more (powerful and expensive) champions you can pick from.
Trait Tracker: Track the origin and class bonuses that your champions qualify for. Displays up to 10 origin and class. On other player arena, it shows that player trait bonuses instead.
Item Inventory: Items go here until they’re equipped to champions (drag and drop to equip). When you sell a champion with items equipped, the items return here. You can have up to 10 items. You can hover items together to see the combination.
Gold Generators: Gold generators appear based on how much gold you already have. Each generator is worth one interest gold at the start of your next turn.
Scoreboard: Tab 1 shows all players’ health in the game. Click on players to view their arena. Tab 2 shows realtime damage output from your champions in the current round.
Stage Tracker: Shows the current game element, and shows and records rounds of the current stage. It indicates rounds you won in blue, lost in red, current in yellow. Rounds that is not yet to play are gray out. Tells you which battle phase you’re currently in and how much time is left.
Opponent’s Side: When facing another player’s team, you’ll also see their bench, item inventory, and gold generators. And of course, you’ll encounter their Little Legend.
This is where the fight happen. The battlefield is a rectangular board filled with 8 x 7 hexagons.
When the round has not yet started, players can place and rearrange their champions on their half side (4 x 7) of the battlefield.
There is a limit number of champions a player can play. This number increases as the game process, based on your Little Legend level.
The number of champions appear on the battlefield and the maximum number of champions appear in the enemy area during preparing state.
If your unit cap is not reached, the leftmost champion(s) on Bench is automatically placed near the center of the Battlefield.
Players can increase the number of champions at the beginning on the battlefield by acquiring the two spatulas
When a round started, new units, and even new champions, may appear on the battlefield. This can come from abilities of champions or from their synergies.
The area to stores champions player have bought but are not in the battlefield. Player have 9 slots in the bench.
If a player enters the carousel with both of their battlefield and bench full, the new picked champion will appear in an available space in the bottom row.
While this is happening, players cannot reposition or swap them from champions in the bench.
The number of champions on your side exceeds the limit.
If the number of benched champions is decreased, the number of champions needed reduce the units on the board to your level will be returned to the Bench randomly and automatically if possible, if not, only the amount equal to the amount of freed space will be transferred.
Also read: Best Snipers Comp & Strategies in TFT
How to Unlock Arenas?
At the beginning of the TFT, you could get arenas for free and that was a great way to pile up a big collection of arenas.
Now unfortunately you need to purchase the Battle Pass or purchase arenas with your RP.
That’s all we have for unlocking arenas in the TFT. The methods and number of items are bound to change as the developers keep putting more cosmetics into the game, so keep an eye out for that!