The Ultimate 2018 Guide to FREE Skins and Champions on League of Legends

Some gamers have BIG bucks and they are willing to spend a ton on cool, rare and limited champions and skins… and who can blame them? Champion skins come in so many different varieties. They change the appearance of the character through the use of a color scheme (chroma), unique artwork and special effects (like sound and voice-overs). There are different ways for gamers to purchase champions and skins on League of Legends. Use Riot Points and Influence Points (earned during matches, win or lose). If you’ve earned Influence Points (IP), you can purchase champions from the Riot’s shop.

They tend to cost between 450 to 6300 IP and sometimes a little bit more if they are brand new. Riot Points (RP) are different because they are only purchased with your credit/debit card, PayPal, gift cards (etc). If you refer a friend to LoL, you can earn free IP and RP.

But, there are other ways to get your hands on some of LoL’s 138 cool champions without spending precious IP or waiting forever to unlock them all. It is possible to get several free League of Legends skins and champions by following some simple steps. Just like a Facebook page, subscribe to a YouTube channel or follow a Twitter account and you will be well on your way to redeeming these free skins and champions and saving lots of money in the process!

Nothing beats free, right? Keep reading for some quick tips for how to get free League of Legends skins and champions!

General Information

Riot’s promotional codes give you BOTH the Champion and the skin that you can use for your specific region. These can ONLY be redeemed on accounts that match the region where the promotion takes place. Riot does not offer refunds for champions that were purchased before promotions started. If you experience any trouble redeeming the codes, Riot will troubleshoot the issue. Just send a support ticket!

Free Champion Rotations

Free Champion Rotations

One of the things we love about League of Legends is that we can count on a new list of free champions each and every week to be released by Riot. Before there were only ten free champions released each week but now there are fourteen free champions on Riot’s rotation list for gamers to play. The list of FREE champions gives you the chance to play champions without having to purchase them first. For example, if you own Ashe and Ryze, you can play Ashe, Ryze, and fourteen other champions that week. For anyone who is new to LoL, this gives you the opportunity to explore the champion before you commit and play every free champion, every week so you know what you like and if you’re willing to buy them.

Don’t buy champions based off of looks alone. You could end up regretting the purchase when purchasing a champion that doesn’t match your playing style and what you’re looking for. A variety of free champions with different roles are announced on Monday every week for use starting on the upcoming Tuesday when they are released for free play.

2018 Champion Rotation History

Week of January 15

  • Leona
  • Lissandra
  • Swain
  • Aurelion Sol
  • Riven
  • Olaf
  • Warwick
  • Zac
  • Xerath
  • Ziggs
  • Kog’Maw
  • Quinn
  • Kindred
  • Talon

Week of January 8

  • Gnar
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Miss Fortune
  • Varus
  • Braum
  • Shyvana
  • Amumu
  • Yorick
  • Udyr
  • Jarvan IV
  • Camille
  • Karthus
  • Cassiopeia
  • Tahm Kench

Week of January 1st

  • Galio
  • Nidalee
  • Renekton
  • Lucian
  • LeBlanc
  • Sion
  • Sona
  • Sivir
  • Azir
  • Akali
  • Urgot
  • Zilean
  • Cho’Gath
  • Kassadin

League of Legends Free Champion Codes

League of Legends Free Champion Codes

Are you a fierce fighter, silent and deadly or a stealthy predator waiting for a chance to strike? Whatever your preference and play style, Riot has a champion that is perfect for you! There are more than 110 champions on League of Legends currently – each with their own special blend of abilities, art and lore. Riot also offers champion codes which allow players to access champions at no cost. The following list will help you can access LoL’s free champion codes.

Riot Girl Tristana

Riot Girl Tristana is a free League of Legends champion and skin that you can access by liking the official League of Legends Facebook page for your server region (see below). After you like the page, you must follow the instructions on the screen to link your LoL account and claim your free champion and skin. We like the Riot Girl Tristana skin because of its hot new boomer and outfit which is based on a cosplay outfit. It’s pretty cool that this champion is featured with a whole new color scheme in her favorite color, pink. Riot has also updated her boomer with a yellow smiley face: the last thing your opponent will see before you they die! Redeem in just a few short steps! Start by visiting the Facebook page for your region!

League of Legend’s Facebook Pages by Region

  • Europe West:
  • Europe Nordic and East:
  • North America:
  • Russia:
  • Oceania:

Unchained Alistar

The Unchained Alistar is easily one of the hardest free champions and skins to obtain but it’s not impossible. Unlock the Unchained Alistar when you subscribe to League of Legends official YouTube channel and follow these simple steps. Choose the link that goes with your server and click “Subscribe. “ This will redirect you to Riot Games YouTube account. Be mindful of the fact that most Unchained Alistar redemption links do not work. If you run into problems with the links you are trying to access, submit a support ticket to Riot to redeem the champion and skin in the following way….

  • Go to Riot Support Page
  • Make sure you LOG IN
  • Under CHOOSE A REQUEST TYPE, select “I am having Technical Issues”
  • Fill in all general information
  • Copy and Paste: Attempting to use the link to redeem the Unchained Alistar only brings up a blank page. I have subscribed to the YouTube channel. But am unable to discover how to get skin through normal means. Please see the attached screenshot where I am signed in and subscribed to RiotGamesInc YouTube channel. And the second page where the brings up a blank page. If Unchained Alistar is no longer available I understand, and this ticket can be disregarded after I am notified of such. Otherwise can someone please direct me on how to resolve this issue?
  • Thank you, (insert summoner name here)
  • You will receive an automated reply from Riot Games with your free Unchained Alistar.

League of Legends YouTube Pages by Region:

  • Europe West:

Europe Nordic and East:

North America:

Riot Games YouTube Page:

Dreadknight Garen

The free Dreadknight Garen skin and Garen champion is a lesser-known pair that you can get by following League of Legends’ official Twitter account: @LeagueofLegends. This champion and skin are inspired by World of Warcraft’s Death Knights. We love Garen’s new, dark armor which completely transforms him and makes gamers feel they have crossed over to the darkness! Redeem Garen and his Dreadknight skin in a few simple steps!

League of Legends Free Skins

League of Legends Free Skins

Want fast access to dozens of free and rare skins? Buy a Level 30 Smurf Account on the top-rated website for LoL Smurf accounts which offers a variety of affordable options to match your preferences. The really nice thing about buying an LoL account is that it is dirt cheap and it gives you access to some of the rarest skins around. You don’t have to spend 100+ hours playing LoL to earn skins or give out hundreds of dollars in hard-earned cash. Smurf Accounts are inexpensive and hassle-free and you get so much out of the deal: a dedicated server, a bunch of champions, extra IP and RP, rare skins, and fast delivery of your account. The following rare and cool skins are a few examples of the dozens of skins you might receive with a Smurf account…

Ultimate skins are feature new forms, textures, splash images, animations, visuals, voiceovers and sounds, as well as other bonus content.

The DJ Sona Skin is one of the best LoL skins ever and is one of four available Ultimate Skins. The Sona Skin features three outfit and equipment changes, different background music in-game that your team can choose to broadcast in game or not.

The Elementalist Lux is an Ultimate Skin that features 10 different elemental forms which occur during battle. We love it because of its flash and impressive forms which each have a set of particle effects and textures that represent a variety of magical elements like twirling leaves of Nature and flickering flames of Magma.

The Pulsefire Caitlyn Skin features a new model, texture, splash image, animations, visuals and new voiceover and sounds. Caitlyn also has an incredible sci-fi inspired outfit, over-sized energy cannon and a several unbeatable custom animations.

The Arcade Ahri Skin features a new model, texture, splash image, animations, visual effects and new sounds that are a blast-from-the-past back to the retro design of characters in the ‘80s and ‘90s games. Arcade Ahri is dangerously adorable with chunky headphones, cat ear speakers, a hand-held, belt-mounted console, rainbow-colored tails, and stylish purple hair for a super-cool effect.

The Hextech Chest is a skin that is currently available in all regions. New players can get it by hitting level 5 on their LoL accounts. Players who hit level 5 before the Hextech Chest was available through the hextech crafting gameplay rewards system received a different reward of similar value. Hextech Annie is one of the skins from the Hextech Chest. She’s everyone’s favorite combination of sweet, spicy and nice with enough feisty to get the job done.Find out more about the hextech system here.

The Grey Warwick Skin is a super-cool, League of Legends skin that was updated in 2017 and now looks more amazing than ever! We really like this one because it has new animations and upgraded graphics. Plus, it really doesn’t hurt that you can get Grey Warwick pretty easily.

The Medieval Twitch Skin is a super-rare LoL skin that was released in 2010 that used to only be available through Riot’s Refer-a-Friend until 2015, when the program was discontinued! This skin features visual and skill animations and graphic design features that you will find completely irresistible!

Number of Skins per Champion

The following champion skin count depicts skins in italics that will be released in the next patch (the skin count includes the new skin):

  • 1 Skin: Aurelion Sol, Camille, Illaoi, Ivern, Kayn, Kled, Ornn, Rakan, Taliyah, Xayah
  • 2 Skins: Kindred, Rek’Sai, Tahm Kench
  • 3 Skins: Aatrox, Bard, Jhin, Kalista, Lissandra, Rengar, Rumble, Swain, Urgot, Vel’koz, Viktor, Yorick, Zac
  • 4 Skins: Azir, Braum, Diana, Ekko, Evelynn, Jayce, Jinx, Kha’Zix, Lucian, Quinn, Skarner, Taric, Udyr, Xerath, Yasuo, Zed, Zyra
  • 5 skins: Cassiopeia, Elise, Galio, Gnar, Heimerdinger, Irelia, Kassadin, LeBlanc, Mordekaiser, Nami, Nautilus, Sion, Talon, Thresh, Trundle, Vi, Volibear, Wukong, Zilean
  • 6 Skins: Brand, Cho’Gath, Darius, Draven, Fiora, Jarvan IV, Karthus, Leona, Lulu, Malzahar, Nocturne, Shen, Shyvana, Syndra, Varus, Ziggs
  • 7 Skins: Anivia, Fizz, Graves, Hecarim, Karma, Kennen, Lux, Malphite, Maokai, Nasus, Nunu, Olaf, Orianna, Poppy, Rammus, Sejuani, Shaco, Sona, Soraka, Vayne, Vladimir, Xin Zhao
  • 8 Skins: Ahri, Akali, Amumu, Blitzcrank, Caitlyn, Corki, Fiddlesticks, Gankplank, Garen, Janna, Lee Sin, Master Yi, Morgana, Pantheon, Riven, Twitch, Warwick
  • 9 Skins: Ashe, Dr. Mundo, Gragas, Jax, Katarina, Kayle, Kog’Maw, Nidalee, Renekton, Singed, Sivir, Teemo, Tristana, Tryndamere, Veigar
  • 10 Skins: Alistar, Ezreal, Miss Fortune, Ryze, Twisted Fate
  • 11 Skins: Annie

Vaulted Limited Skins

An LoL Epic Shop Smurf Account could give you access to Limited Edition Skins which are removed from Riot’s store after the season or special event ends. Limited skins go on sale before they go in the Legacy Vault where all Legacy Edition Skins end up after they are retired from Riot’s store. Skins in the Legacy Vault are hard to get because the vault only opens during special occasions. The following list includes some of our favorite Limited Skins that went in the vault November 2017.

  • Ninja Rammus
  • Blood Knight Hecarim
  • Bilgewater Katarina
  • Deep Sea Kog’Maw
  • Bittersweet Lulu
  • Red Card Twisted Fate
  • Striker Lucian
  • Forsaken Olaf
  • Sanguine Garen
  • Hextech Singed

Free Riot Skins

Free Riot Skins

You’re in the big leagues now, so act like it! Now that you’re hooked on LoL, the sky is the absolute limit! Access to champions and free skins will get you to the next level if you know what to do. You have plenty of options. Get access to champions and skins when you keep playing one game at a time and within a few months, you will get to level 30 and have the champions and skins you want. OR play smarter and make your life WAY easier when you receive several LoL skins for free (together with the free champions) by adhering to Riot Games requirements (follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) or get free League of Legends skins with your LoL Smurf account.

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