No need for a launcher for LoL and Valorant anymore thanks to Epic Games

Some Riot Games games are coming to the Epic Games Store, so you don’t have to download a specific launcher.

After the arrival of Jinx in the battle royale of Epic Games for the release of the Arcane series, it is the turn of Riot Games to take a step in the direction of the giant behind Fortnite, and a big one, just to mark the cut. The two companies have decided to work together to bring Riot Games signature games to the Epic Games Store. This is great news for gamers, here’s why.

The Epic Games Store, the promise of centralization

The games concerned are the very famous League of Legends, one of the most popular MOBAs, Teamfight Tactics and Legends of Runeterra, some of the variants of LoL, and finally Valuing, an online multiplayer FPS. All of these titles can now be launched through the Epic Games Store, eliminating the need for players to download game-specific launchers.

Indeed, Riot Games explains that “ downloading one of the free titles will install the new Riot client, with direct access to the titles in question “. Of course, existing players can link their Riot Games account to pick up where they left off. Going through the Epic Games Store therefore amounts to centralizing everything, but is also an excellent opportunity for Epic Games to attract new users – and buyers – potential.

Steve Allison, vice president and general manager of the Epic Games Store, said: “ Riot Games is one of the best developers in the world, having created groundbreaking entertainment franchises. We’re thrilled they’ve decided to work with us to bring their titles to millions of new players through the Epic Games Store.

A month of festivities for Arcane

In the press release, we also learn that this collaboration, and the arrival of Jinx as a playable character in Fortnite, are part of a larger-scale plan, which intends to spread throughout the month of November. Indeed, Epic Games explains that “ Riot’s Riot X Arcane event spans a month and celebrates the launch of the Arcane animated series on Netflix “.

As a reminder, it will be available on Netflix from Sunday November 7 at 3 a.m.. The series will not be available in full at first, only the first salvo, which includes three episodes, will be broadcast. The other two trilogies will be added one and two weeks later, respectively.

Arcane is an animated series that depicts the story of the sisters Vi and Jinx, originally from Zaun, whose fate will be turned upside down by the twin town of Piltover. It very faithfully takes up the universe imagined by Riot Games and introduces many characters from the game. Discover below the latest trailer shared by Netflix.

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