Riot Games is one of the most dedicated gaming companies when it comes to fixing a toxic community. The League of Legends developer has been trying all sorts of solutions to get players to be nicer to one another. It’s newest plan is to introduce a new system similar to the loot drops from Dota 2; however, Riot has also said that toxic players will not be receiving any of these bonuses.
The loot system is slated to appear in 2016, where players will receive chests and keys after completing a game. These chests will contain a variety of bonuses, like free Champions and skins. It isn’t unlike Valve’s own loot system from Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, or Dota 2. The main difference here is that LoL players have to buy access to Champions, and the chance of getting some for free is quite a big deal. Riot has also implied that there will also be skins exclusive to the loot drops.
What is a bigger deal is the fact that Riot is using this system to deal with problem players. The loot system will represent an incentive for players to be nice and behave themselves; or risk being left out of getting free stuff. Riot hasn’t quite outlined when these toxic players will be cut off from loot, but it is assumed that it will not be an immediate thing.
LoL has had a reputation for having one of the most toxic player base in the world, although this is likely an exaggeration. Most online multiplayer games have their own share of horrible players. Despite this, Riot has been trying all sorts of solutions to make its game a more pleasant experience that ranges from instant bans to a narcissism test.