How to Buy Riot Points 50% Cheaper

Riot Points have been getting notoriously more expensive, especially on the European servers. Riot Games keep increasing the prices whenever the euro gets weaker (without any reversals), and there are hardly any local discounts within the EU. Luckily, I’ve found and personally tested a way to get RP for half the price without getting on Riot’s bad side.

The Basics

Riot Points are sold in various batches, which get more lucrative as you move up to a more expensive bundle. For both EUNE and EUW, the smallest bundle is €2.50 for 310 RP (124 RP per EUR) while the juiciest one is €50 for 7,200 RP (144 RP per EUR). The rates are valid for Visa/Mastercard/American Express cards as well as PayPal.

Users can transfer their League accounts between servers for 2,600 RP. As of now, transferred users have no restrictions on buying Riot Points after the move. You can top your account up as soon as you transfer. There are no restrictions on changing servers multiple times a day. Some regions won’t have direct transfers between them: see the table below but always verify for yourself. Also, there are no transfers from most Asian servers, as they are managed by third-party providers instead of Riot Games.

In principle, Riot doesn’t impose any geographical restrictions on Riot Points purchases. You may buy RP for a Japanese account while sitting in the US, as long as you can one of the supported payment methods. This is what we’ll be using to get more RP. Personally, I went the EUNE->TR->EUW route to both get some cheap RP and end up on the other European server.

The Math

Although Riot Games is not really generous with internal EU discounts, they still recognize the need for regional pricing. As a result, some servers provide up to two times more Riot Points than you’d get for the same money elsewhere. Below you will see a spreadsheet that illustrates just that. Actually, there will be two spreadsheets, as I recognize two paths toward saving money on RP. You can see the latest numbers in a joint spreadsheet here.

The cheapest path implies creating a new account on the server that you’ll be buying Riot Points on. This saves you 2,600 Riot Points (a 2,800 RP bundle costs €20) that you would have otherwise spent to transfer your main account to the cheaper region. The idea here is to buy RP on a new account, move it to the region of your main account, and then start opening content with gifts.

Keep in mind that the cheapest path comes with some limitations:

  • Your RP-only account should reach Level 10 to unlock gifting
  • One RP-only account can only send 10 gifts/unlocks per day
  • Your main account can only receive 10 gifts/unlocks per day
  • You can only unlock champions, skins, icons, and rune pages
  • You still can gift Hextech Content, including bundles with Prestige Points

The cheap way is more convenient, as it uses your own account. You simply transfer to a cheaper region, buy RP, and then transfer back. The downside is that you’ll have to top up your account on the main server with RP for the first transfer.

Cheapest RP Guide

Riot Points comparison table
Riot Points comparison table
  1. Create a new League of Legends account on Brazil or Turkey
  2. Sign out of your main account and log into the new one
  3. Quit the tutorial mission to get access to the store
  4. Buy Riot Points as you please, accounting for 2,600 RP transfer fee
  5. Transfer the RP-only account to the server where you normally play
  6. Level up the RP-only account to Level 10*
  7. Start unlocking the content and sending gifts to your main account via Gifting Center**

*You may level up the RP-only account on the foreign server as well, but there are no benefits to playing with (presumably) higher ping

**Feel free to team up with a friend or two to share the transfer fee burden

Cheap RP Guide

  1. Top up your main account to have at least 2,600 RP*
  2. Transfer the account to a cheaper region
  3. Buy Riot Points as you please, accounting for 2,600 RP transfer fee back
  4. Transfer the account to the server where you normally play**
  5. Enjoy the discounted RP

*Feel free to team up with a friend or two to share the transfer fee burden

**If you plan to buy a lot of Hextech/event chest bundles, make your first purchases on the foreign server. There’s a 24-hour limit on purchases of paid Hextech loot, but it resets after a transfer

Related

Is it legal to buy RP on other servers?

Yes! You are not breaking any Riot rules as long as your purchases are valid from the legal point of view.

What is the best way to buy Riot Points?

If you want to splash big (about €100 and more), the cheapest option would be to purchase RP on Turkey or Brazil servers. It’s worth the hassle (and the fees) even if you transfer the main account back and forth. You could also make a smurf on a foreign server, buy RP, transfer and start gifting to yourself. It would, however, require leveling up the smurf to level 10.

Are free RP websites legit?

No, they are not. You can’t hack the number stored in Riot’s database, and people promising freebies generally want to scam you.

by Denis Matusovskiy
March 10, 2020

11 comments

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Ponder
April 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm
I tried this using both an account in BR and LAS (lvls 3 and 5 respectively) but when I go to the store to buy RP the default payment options are always shown for my current country. Choosing one of the respective countries of the server region opens up the rest of the payment options but clicking on the RP bundles doesn't do anything so there is no way to proceed with the purchase. Is this a problem with the level of the account? Do I need to use a VPN? What gives?
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pootato
May 02, 2020 at 12:36 pm
hey ponder, you need a vpn to unlock the other country prices
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TJ
May 02, 2020 at 8:34 pm
isnt there a RP limit you can have when you try to gift?
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TJ
May 02, 2020 at 8:34 pm
isnt there a RP limit you can have when you try to gift?
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QBone
May 19, 2020 at 1:55 am
so do you need a VPN cause it wont accept the transaction
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WTFCPF
May 19, 2020 at 1:28 pm
It seems that I should have CPF number to purchase RP. I'm not brasil resident. What should I do then?
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El Froozo
June 02, 2020 at 3:35 pm
how do I actually buy RP on the BR server? I need a real CPF number to get any RP on my Account
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Nico
June 09, 2020 at 3:33 pm
Yeah, anyone know how to purchase RP in Brazil as a US resident?
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marata33
June 17, 2020 at 5:53 pm
Hey dudes, has anyone been able to do it effectively? I would like to do it from a Brazil account to an EUW.
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Zero
June 20, 2020 at 11:52 am
What payment opton do you use? Because the ones i see all ask for residence information and local numbers
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TaiwanCutie
July 01, 2020 at 10:16 pm
It works for me. You just need a CPF to buy rp.

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