RP update: Cost and refunds

By ActionJackson26

TL;DR: We’re updating our global pricing and refund policies on March 5th.

  • Several regions will see increased RP prices to account for new tax laws, currency shifts, inflation, and consistency across regions.
  • The new refund policy will return one refund token every year if you are below the cap of three. Additionally, you can now refund most unused content in the client within a week of purchase without using a token.
  • From now until March 5th you’ll receive extra “bonus RP” on all RP purchases.

Hey Everyone,

Starting on March 5th, RP prices will be increasing in many regions. Each year we review global pricing and make adjustments to account for changes in currency inflation, taxation, and regional fairness. This year, we’ve seen more changes than usual, from the introduction of new taxes in several countries, to the continued weakness of global currencies relative to the US dollar, and inflation.

Each impacted region has different reasons for their specific change, but all impacted players will see their RP prices increase. We're also going to give extra bonus RP on purchases from now until March 5th and take this opportunity to update our refund policy.

You can find the detailed changes for each impacted region below.

Price and Purchasing changes:

  • United States, OCE, EU, and KR
    • Historically, we’ve paid sales tax (VAT or GST) in a number of countries on the money we receive from RP purchases. In the past, we handled these in different ways, either absorbing the cost or including it in the original pricing. Recently, more countries have added VAT/GST or similar taxes on digital goods (Australia, New Zealand, several in LATAM, USA digital sales tax). There’s also been a lot of currency fluctuation and inflation that has led to sizeable differences in the value of RP between currencies. The following price increases will help create a sustainable and consistent policy to ensure fairness between and within regions:

    • United States: In the US, these taxes are collected at the state level, so you may see 8–10% additional sales tax on RP purchases depending on your location. Base RP prices will not be changing.
    • EU: 9-15% increase. Please note that the price changes impact players checking out with the local currencies of the country listed:
      • United Kingdom: 9%
      • Euro Zone: 15%
      • Poland: 11%
      • Romania: 11%
      • Hungary: 11%
      • Switzerland: 10%
      • Czech Republic: 11%

      Euro
      CURRENCYCURRENCY VALUECURRENT RP NEW RP
      EUR€2.50350310
      EUR€5.00750650
      EUR€10.0015801380
      EUR€20.0032502800
      EUR€25.0041003500
      EUR€35.0057255000
      EUR€50.0082507200
      EUR€100.001725015000
      Sterling
      CURRENCYCURRENCY VALUECURRENT RPNEW RP
      GBP£5.00790730
      GBP£9.0014751360
      GBP£10.0016501520
      GBP£15.0025252330
      GBP£18.0030002760
      GBP£20.0033503080
      GBP£25.0042753940
      GBP£35.0059505480
      GBP£50.0086007920
      Polish Zloty
      WalutaWartość walutyObecny RPNowy RP
      PLN10.00350310
      PLN20.00750670
      PLN40.0015801420
      PLN50.0020251820
      PLN80.0032502920
      PLN100.0041003690
      PLN150.0062505630
      PLN300.001257511320
      Romanian Leu
      ValutăValoare valutăVechi RPNou RP
      RONRON10.00325290
      RONRON25.00875790
      RONRON50.0018251650
      RONRON100.0037003330
      RONRON150.0057005130
      RONRON300.001160010440
      Hungarian Forint
      ValutaValutaértékRégi RP Új RP
      HUFFt1,000.00450410
      HUFFt2,000.00975880
      HUFFt3,500.0017751600
      HUFFt5,000.0026002340
      HUFFt10,000.0053004770
      HUFFt20,000.00107009630
      Czech Krone
      MěnaMěnová hodnotaRP Stará částkaRP Nová částka
      CZK100.00 Kč525480
      CZK200.00 Kč1100990
      CZK350.00 Kč20501850
      CZK500.00 Kč29752680
      CZK1,000.00 Kč60005400
      CZK2,000.00 Kč1225011030
      Swiss Franc
      CURRENCYCURRENCY VALUECURRENT RPNEW RP
      CHFCHF5.00710640
      CHFCHF10.0015001350
      CHFCHF13.0018251760
      CHFCHF25.0038503470
      CHFCHF26.0037503610
      CHFCHF50.0079007110
      CHFCHF75.001190010710
      CHFCHF150.002420021780
      Danish Koruna
      CURRENCYCURRENCY VALUECURRENT RPNEW RP
      DKK80.00 kr.15801400
      DKK160.00 kr.32502920
      Norwegian Krone
      CURRENCYCURRENCY VALUECURRENT RPNEW RP
      NOK80.00 kr15801350
      NOK160.00 kr32502720

    • Korea: 15%
    • Australia: 10%
    • New Zealand: 15%

  • LATAM, Turkey, and Brazil
    • Recently we've seen wild swings in a few global currency values and increased inflation in these regions. These changes will level prices with other currencies within their respective servers, as well as the rest of the world.

    • Mexico: 12%
    • Chile: 10%
    • Peru: 10%
    • Turkey: 20%
    • Brazil: 7%
    • Uruguay: 40% Uruguay’s change is due to new taxes in addition to the inflation mentioned above.

Refunds

We want to create a consistent worldwide refund policy and expand your opportunities to return stuff you accidentally bought, or didn’t like, or whatever really.

  • Current System: Each League of Legends account gets three refund tokens to use over the course of its life. If you don't have refund tokens, you're unable to refund any purchase.
  • New System: Each League of Legends account starts with three refund tokens. Each year, you'll be granted one additional token so long as you've used at least one (at any point in time, you can't have more than three tokens). Additionally, you'll be able to return certain unused items directly in the client within a week of purchase without using a refund token.

As a result of this change, anyone who's used at least one refund token before today will get one back. These tokens will start rolling out with this week’s patch.

For a list of what items can’t be refunded and other details, please check out the support page.

Extra Bonus RP

With so many regions impacted by the price increases, we’re giving extra “bonus RP” on all RP purchases to every region from now until March 5th.


9 months ago


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