Players in Legends of Runeterra have noticed that Epic Prismatic Rewards Boxes no longer appeared to be available through Expedition and Gauntlet quests. Riot's Raptorr was able to provide confirmation this is indeed the case and was able to shed some light on the matter.
Here is why they were removed:
- Riot noticed less engagement rates with the previous quests.
- Player feedback showed previous quests were weighted too heavily towards Gauntlets & Expeditions.
- They now want to reserve Epic boxes for competition and special events.
More common and rare boxes are now given out though within the now 2-week window rather than 4-week, and Riot has stated that the rough value of Prismatic rewards is about the same.
How do you feel about this update? Will you miss the epic chests?
Hello! Wanted to shed some light on this. We did update the quests, for a few reasons:
- We heard a lot of feedback that the previous quests were weighted too heavily toward Gauntlets/Expeditions, and we also saw lower engagement rates with those quests as well. We wanted to even the balance a bit and actually shift more toward labs, as we now offer 3 labs at a time and some of our most exciting and popular new modes are in labs.
- We wanted to move all the quests to a two week cycle, rather than a full month, to reduce the downtime between quest cycles.
- Overall we wanted to keep the rewards value about the same.
This update actually went out in early May, it just took a while for the old quests to cycle out.
It is true that there are no more Epic Boxes in this set of quests. In general, we want to reserve those for competition and special events, and use the commons/rares for the more regular rewards like quests. You will be getting more common and rare boxes than before to make up for that difference, and the overall total value of Prismatic rewards is roughly the same.
Some numbers for comparison:
Before, in four weeks of quests, you'd get:
- 4 Essence Pouches
- 3 Common Boxes
- 1 Rare Box
- 1 Epic Box
Now, in that same time, you'd get:
- 4 Essence Pouches
- 4 Common Boxes
- 2 Rare Boxes