Epic Games has announced partnership with Riot Games to bring their games to Epic Games Store. These include blockbusters such as League of Legends, Valorant, Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics. Downloading any of these items from EGS will initiate the installation of the new Riot Games client that was made available earlier this month.
Regular players will still be able to log into their existing accounts and use the same friends list as before. Steve Allison - vice president and general manager of Epic Games Store - commented on the matter as follows:
“Riot Games is one of the world’s best developers and creators of groundbreaking entertainment franchises. We’re excited they’ve chosen to partner with us to bring their titles to millions of new players through the Epic Games Store.”
To celebrate this partnership, Riot has decided, for the first time in the 12-year history of League of Legends, make a champion available in a game by another studio. Thus, Fortnite will soon see the appearance of the blue-haired Jinx as a playable character. This will happen tomorrow (November 5). Along with her, a pickaxe, a spray gun, a backpack, a soundtrack in the lobby, and two loading screens will be added to the game.
"Fortnite has executed high-profile collaborations and entertainment experiences while remaining committed to bringing players content that enriches their experience both in and out of game, a dedication we share and admire. We hope fans will enjoy seeing Jinx, one of our most iconic League of Legends champions, in Fortnite to celebrate the launch of Arcane,” said Brandon Miao, head of cross-product experiences and partnerships at Riot Games.
Arcane is an animated series about Jinx's origin story. It is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on November 7 and the first episode will be available to stream on Twitch completely free of charge.