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League of Legends Wild Rift Blue Motes - what they are and how to earn

Here is everything you need to know about League of Legends Wild Rift Blue Motes, including how to earn yourself the crystal blue currency

Jinx from Wild Rift

In League of Legends: Wild Rift, champion mastery is what sets you apart from your opponents on the Rift. You’ll be given a handful of champions to play right at the start of your Wild Rift experience, but if you want to get experimental – and keep the enemy team guessing – you’ll need to diversify your roster.

With more than 40 champions to choose from, there’s a champion for everyone in Wild Rift. Finding one that suits your playstyle, however, can be fairly costly, especially since there’s no try before you buy option.

That’s because unlocking champions require something called Wild Rift Blue Motes that you’ll earn over the course of the game. But what are Blue Motes, what can you use them for, and how can you earn more? We aim to answer all those questions in this handy guide.

So, here’s everything you need to know about Wild Rift Blue Motes.

What are Wild Rift blue motes?

Blue Motes are one of three in-game currencies used in League of Legends: Wild Rift. If you’ve played League of Legends or Legends of Runeterra, they’re the equivalent of Blue Essence and Shards. They look like little blue crystals and you can use them to unlock new champions as you progress through the game.

Every champion in the game is assigned a Blue Mote cost depending on how long they’ve been available in game and if there’s a sale on. In short, if you’re in the market for a new champion, check the store on a daily basis to see if there are any offers on.

A team of Wild Rift champions

How do I earn more Blue Motes in Wild Rift?

You’ll never have to pay for Blue Motes, but you will have to work hard for them. That’s because you earn Blue Motes in Wild Rift by playing the game and working towards missions and chests.

As such, it can take a little while to accumulate enough Blue Motes to unlock your next champion, but there are a few things to consider if you’re trying to expedite the process.

The first thing you should do when you log in is check your missions. These reset on a daily and weekly basis and reward you with Blue Motes for just winning a game, getting first blood, and even giving a teammate a like. Given these are all super easy to complete, you should be able to rack up close to 100 Blue Motes in a game or two.

While you’re there, check out the Challenge missions. These are harder to do than the ones found in standard, but they reward you with more Blue Motes.

A League of Legends: Wild Rift Victory screen

You can also earn Blue Motes through completing event missions. These are usually more complex than standard missions and reward you with more than just Blue Motes, but it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to boost your Motes balance.

Oh, and whether you’re a new or returning player, make sure you complete the nine in-game tutorials. Each one will reward you with 200 Blue Motes – that’s 1,800 in total.

After that, your Blue Mote earning process will slow down a bit. You can still pick them up by opening up chests, but since chests are rare to come by, this won’t be a regular occurrence.

It’s also worth noting that should you unlock a champion you already have, you’ll be granted 2,750 Blue Motes for the trouble. This should give you a good boost towards picking up a champion you actually want from the store at a later date.

What other alternatives to Blue Motes are there?

If you can’t be bothered with the grind, there is an alternative to Blue Motes in League of Legends: Wild Rift. These are Wild Cores – the only paid currency in the game.

Wild Cores can be used to purchase things like skins, champions, and a whole bunch of other Wild Rift content. They’re like RP in League of Legends, and offer you a way of picking up new cosmetics without the grind.

A team of Wild Rift champions entering battle

Currently Wild Cores can only be purchased through the app itself and start from $4.99/£4.99. You can find the link by clicking on the big plus symbol right next to your Blue Motes balance.

That’s everything you need to know about Wild Rift Blue Motes. Make sure you check out our Wild Rift ranks guide before you head back out there – it’ll give you the best chance of victory.