Riot Games often introduce various cosmetics in League of Legends that the player can get. While these cosmetics are purely visual and do not help gameplay-wise, players cannot get enough of them due to how good they look. From champion skins to random things such as trails that the player can see when they have the homeguard effect. That is why this guide will show you how to get the Rainbow Trail in League of Legends.
One such trail effect that is added to the game is the Rainbow Trail in support of the LGBTQ+ community this month. Since League of Legends is an inclusive game, it is natural that they introduced something to support the community.
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To get the Rainbow Trail effect in League of Legends, you must:
- Launch the League of Legends client.
- Go to the Store.
- Click the Accessories tab.
- Press the Summoner Icons option under the Accessories tab.
- Purchase the Rainbow Fluft Icon for 1 Blue Essence.
- Select the Rainbow Fluft Icon as your icon and play the game.
Following these steps should allow you to get the Rainbow Trail and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community. Plus, it looks cool, so there’s that! However, that’s not all! This year, Riot Games have introduced tons of new icons as well.
The overall method to obtain them is the same but all of them have varying effects representing the different pride flags. I think that this is a good move on part of Riot Games as it makes all types of players feel included and loved.
Keep in mind that these icons are available for a limited time so make sure that you grab whichever you like (ideally all) and equip them to show off that cool trail. Once you have the icon, you do not have to worry about losing it since it will be yours to keep forever. Plus, even when the pride month is over, you can still continue using the icon and have that special Rainbow Trail.
Why Was The Rainbow Trail Added?
In 2018, Riot Games introduced the Rainbow Fluft Icon for a limited time to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. However, after the hate speech against the community in the next few years, Riot Games allowed players to permanently purchase this icon.
This year, though, Riot Games went one step further and introduced the pride icons. All of these are for 1 Blue Essence (BE) so that everyone can easily purchase it. Keep in mind that BE is the in-game currency so there is no way that you will ever have 0 BE.
Also, all of these effects are optional, so, if you do not want them or find them distracting, you can choose any other icon and they won’t appear. Plus, they only show when your champion has the homeguard effect.
Homeguard is when you first enter the game or after 20 minutes when you recall and enter the fountain. This effect allows you to quickly traverse the map to defend your turrets or make a juicy play in the Baron pit to win your team the game.
What Are Trail Effects in League of Legends
Trails are purely cosmetic effects that appear behind your champion when you run in the homeguard buff. These trails only appear as long as you have the homeguard status, otherwise, they don’t appear. The trails look cool and you can use them to show your support for a certain cause that you believe in. If you find them distracting, you can choose not to use that icon or turn off the effect altogether.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get the Rainbow Trail in League of Legends. Hopefully, this guide allowed you to purchase the Rainbow and other pride trails. Now, go on to the Rift and show off your favorite trail to everyone!
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