Since the release back in 2009, League of Legends, designed by Riot Games, has turned into one of the most popular competitive games. In eSports, LoL is one of the most recognizable games – this game has many streamers that offer their gameplay of League for a large number of fans and players worldwide.
On a daily basis, millions of micro-transactions take place on League of Legends, and as usual, mistakes can be made with this. When you make a mistake, you may end up wanting to get a refund for an item. If you have found yourself wanting a refund for an item in League of Legends, whether it’s a skin, champion, or RP, continue reading.
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The Token System
Getting a refund can be extremely easy or merely impossible. League of Legends uses a token system, which offers plays refund for items they have accidentally purchased, but these tokens aren’t unlimited – there’s only a limited amount of them.
Here’s how you can use the refund system and how you can get more…
As a League of Legends player, you’re automatically going to receive a total of three refund tokens. What this means is that you can use these tokens to get a full refund with no questions asked on any champion, skin, or other cosmetics that you have ever purchased using Blue Essence or RP.
Each year, when you continue playing LoL, you will receive an additional token, and you can have a maximum of 3 tokens simultaneously.
League players can also return unused items in the game client a week of the purchase without spending one of those refund tokens. Event passes, bundles, and account transfers aren’t eligible for these refunds.
Riot Games also offers a free refund token to the players who have used their refund tokens. You can use these additional tokens on anything you have purchased within the last 90 days.
How do I Refund Skins, Champions, or RP in League of Legends?
Using the refund tokens is easy – all you have to do is go to the Shop, then to your account, and located at the top right of the Shop, you can find your purchase history, and this is where you will have a chance to refund your purchases that you made by mistake.
The Refund Token Rules
Of course, Riot Games is going to have some refund token rules that you will need to follow. I’m going to outline those rules here:
90 Days – There’s the 90-day rule …players can only get refunds on purchases they have made within the last 90 days. If you purchased something five months ago and decide you no longer want it, you cannot get a refund.
However, if you purchased something three weeks ago and decide you no longer want it, you can use one of your refund tokens to get a refund.
The same amount and currency – of course, the refund will return the exact amount and currency you used to make the purchases.
So, if you purchase a champion that was on sale for RP, then you’re going to get the sale price refunded in RP, even if the champion is no longer on sale.
Recoup – Each year, you will recoup one refund token if you are below the cap of three.
7 Day Return – Most of the unused content can be refunded within 7 days of the purchase date without having to use one of your tokens.
Goodbye Refund Token – Once you have used one refund token, it will be gone. There are no refunds for refund tokens.
Which items are eligible for a refund?
Of course, Riot Games does have some strict rules when it comes to refunding certain items. I am going to lay it out for you and give you the list of what you can and what you cannot refund.
Items You Can Refund:
- Ward Skins
- Individual Chromas
- Summoner Name
- Rune Pages
- Chroma packs
- Summoner Icons
- Summoner Name Changes
Items you can’t refund:
- Account Transfers
- Promotional Items
- Event Passes
- eSports Summoner Icons
- Hextech Inventory (shards, chests, keys, and so on)
These are items that you cannot get refunded through the client. If these were purchased by mistake, then you will need to submit a ticket to Riot Games.
Riot Games does not refund and items based on champion updates. They try to be open to what they refund, but you can watch their schedule when they’re making changes to champions
Make sure you have sole access to the email account associated with your Riot Games account, and then change the password. There’s no need to worry about your League of Legends content because they will reverse any purchases made during the time your account was compromised, which includes spending refund tokens.
You can only get one new token each year and up to a max of three tokens at one time on your account. So, to answer your question, you cannot buy more tokens in the client store.
As long as you haven’t used the content, then you can refund it without using a token, as long as it falls within the list of things you’re allowed to refund. If the items aren’t able to be refunded through the client, you will need to submit a ticket, and they will refund it for you. Content is considered “used” if you have used it in the game, even in a custom or a bot game. If you’re refunding an item that counts as an unused item, then you aren’t going to see a warning that you’re using one of your three refund tokens.
So there you have it – you can use your refund tokens to quickly refund your skins, champion, or RP in League of Legends.