How to Get Chests in League of Legends
The feeling of opening a Hextech Chest and waiting to see what is inside is one that is akin to gambling, with adrenaline surging high. The best way to increase your chances of getting something good is to get more chests of course. Here is how to get chests League of Legends players covet.
What are League of Legends Hextech Chests?
Hextech chests are the premium free League of Legends loot you get by playing the game. They are the main way of getting a skin shard, which can be upgraded to a permanent skin or earning Orange essence. And also the only way to get Hextech skins!
In essence, Hextech chests are the free lottery of League of Legends, and free chests are the best way to save your money while still enjoying the League of Legends cosmetics.
How to Get Hextech Chests in League of Legends?
Hextech chests are made up of two components, the Hextech Chest itself and the Hextech Key, both of which are needed to open one up and get at the free skins inside.
Here is how to earn both:
- Earn Hextech Chests through high Champion Mastery scores,
- Earn Hextech Chests by getting an S on a champion for the first time,
- Purchase Chests in the in-gam store, though that defeats the purpose,
- Earn hextech Keys by playing any matchmade game, whether it's a normal game or a ranked game. Note that a hextech key will drop more frequently when you group with friends.
This way Riot Games give an opportunity to people with little to no money to burn to still enjoy some benefits of those that can pay for their cosmetics.
How many Hextech Chests Can You Get in League of Legends?
In League of Legends one Hextech Chest can be earned every 7 days, with champions that you still haven't earned them on. However, that doesn't mean that you must earn them every 7 days.
Instead, each week one of the Hextech Chest slots gets added to your account, to a maximum of four. That means that, you can stack up to 4 Hextech Chest slots, and then use them all immediately.
The way to acquire chests is usually found in normal games, and not ranked games. After all, it's here that you can test out new champions you have never played, without reprisal if you int. However, earning chests is not as simple as playing a champion. You must earn an S-rank on them, in any game mode, to be able to do so.
What do Hextech Chests Contain?
Hextech Chests in League of Legends contain various rewards, with their drop rate depending on their cost in Riot Points.
Here are all the drop rates for the Hextech Chests:
Drop Rate in %
Ward Skin Shard
Summoner Icon Permanent
What do Masterwork Chests Contain?
Masterwork Chests are purchasable from the in-game store for 165RP, 225 RP for a chest and key, or 2250 RP for a bundle of 11 chests and keys.
Unlike the Hextech Chests, Masterwork Chests cannot be earned by playing the game, and can only be bought.
Due to that, Masterwork chests have a 72% drop rate of skin shards. They don’t slack off on any of the other loot either, which can sometimes even be the rarest skins, that are not for sale. Here are all the drop rates for the Masterwork chests:
Drop Rate in %
525 Orange Essence
Ward Skin Shard
If you’re buying these chests in a bundle, the best way to use Masterwork Chests in League of Legends is to use them in bulk. Due to the bad luck protection, the Drop Rate of the loot found inside rises the more chests you open. There is an upper limit though.