How to Check Masterwork and Hextech Chest Drop Rates in League of Legends

It's time to calculate the rate of pity in League of Legends. What are the drop rates for Hextech and Masterwork chests or even event bundles?

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Want to get some free skin shards? | © Riot Games

Have you ever had a bit too much RP and wanted to just get a loot bundle or a hextech chest? Did you ever wonder just how likely it is to get some blue essence, a skin shard or an emote? Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

If you got some extra cash this Christmas, enjoy gambling – even though you could be underage – check out these drop rates! League might not advertise themselves as a Gacha game, but these rates could make you feel like you’re about to get that five-star Zhongli!

How To Check League of Legends Drop Rates

Checking the drop rates for Hextech Chests, Masterwork Chests and Event Orbs can all be done before purchasing in the League of Legends store in the game client. Players are also able to check the drop rates for loot from event orbs as well.

How do you do this though? Well, follow these steps, and you’ll be able to check all the loot, skins, shards and blue essence drop rates for any bundle or chest of your liking in League of Legends.

  1. Log into your League of Legends Account
  2. Click on the ‘Store’ icon in the top right corner
  3. Click onto ‘Loot’ once you’re in the store
  4. Click on an item of your choice and a window pops up
  5. In the window click ‘View Drop Rates’ (Indicated in Blue)

This works on bundles as well, where players are able to see the drop rates of specific Hextech chests or masterwork chests they receive within the bundle.

What is Bad Luck Protection?

Bad Luck Protection is added to certain rewards. Basically, it’s like reaching pity in a Gacha Game. At one point the system will feel bad that all you’ve been getting is garbage, that after a certain number of items without a specific reward your next Hextech Chest will guarantee that reward on the next item.

Though unlike in Gacha Games, where the rate of pity is known, Riot Games does not specify how many chests one has to open to receive better rewards.

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Make your way to some rewards. | © Riot Games

What Drop Rates Exist in League of Legends?

Since we don’t want you guys to have to tediously go into your client right now, we’ve listed the drop rates for the bundles and chests below.

Hextech Chest Drop Rates:

  • Skin shard or Ultimate skin permanent: 50%
  • Champion shard: 25%
  • Ward skin shard: 11.5%
  • Emote: 10%
  • Summoner icon: 35%

Hextech Chest Chance to Contain:

  • Hextech Chest + Key: 10%
  • Gemstone: 2.68%
  • Loot exclusive: 0.04%

Masterwork Chest Drop Rates:

  • Skin shard or Ultimate skin permanent: 70%
  • Emote: 10%
  • Orange Essence: 10%
  • Ward skin shard: 10%

Masterwork Chest Chance to Contain:

  • Masterwork Chest + Key: 10%
  • Gemstone: 2.68%
  • Loot Exclusive: 0.04%

Debonair 2021 Orb Drops:

  • Random Skin Shard

Debonair 2021 Orb Chance to Contain:

  • Mythic Gemstone: 4.11%
  • Debonair 2021 Clutch Bag: 3.5%
  • Mythic Skin Permanent: 0.05%

These are the rewards you can pick up. Do you think the odds are in your favor to pick up some new skins like the Debonair 2.0 skins? Or maybe you'd like something cuter like the Cafe Cuties?