Shipping Xbox Game Pass

June 30, 2023

Creating Near Real-Time ServicesTo provide the best user experience with Riot and Xbox Game Pass, we wanted players to instantly unlock new in-game content after linking their active Xbox Game Pass account, which required a lot of ingenuity. However, this still only solved part of the problem, as we would still need to check if a player has an active Xbox Game Pass account. A player could activate their Game Pass at any time after linking their Riot + Xbox account. In order to unlock benefits for players, each Entitlement call now triggered a subsequent call to another system to check if a player had Game Pass, before assembling and returning the Game Pass benefits to the player. A dark launch allowed them to "turn on the system" in full flow barring just the Xbox Game Pass content from appearing to players.

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