2018 End of Season Rewards and Honor

**UPDATE 2/11/2019** As today is the last day, the deadline to reach Honor level 2 is by February 11, 2019 at 23:59 and will not be extended. Here is a reminder of qualifications to get your rewards, which should be on accounts by February 25th, if you do not see it by then, reach out to us in support! 1. You were only chat restricted during the 2018 Season. 2. You weren't suspended for negative behavior or banned for third-party programs or MMR boosting. 3. You played all placement matches and placed in the 2018 Season. 4. Your Honor level is 0 or 1 by the end of the season. 5. You reached Honor level 2 by February 11, 2019 at 23:59. If you reached Honor level 2 but were punished afterward, you are no longer eligible and won't receive rewards. --------------- Hey everyone, We’re making a change to the Honor eligibility for End of Season rewards. At the start of this year, we changed the policy for end-of-season rewards to be dependent on your Honor level as opposed to just your recent penalties. Over the last weeks and months, we’ve heard your feedback that it feels rough to be knocked down to Honor 0 or 1 by a chat restriction in the closing days of the season, so we’ll be offering a **_one-time only re-grant of in-game rewards_** in February 2019. Here’s how it works: > * If you’ve received a **_chat restriction only_** this past season, and are Honor 0 or 1, you will have an opportunity to climb back to Honor 2 by February 11, 2019. If you are Honor 2 at that time, you will get all the rewards you’ve rightfully earned with your blood, sweat and tears. > > * The above does not apply to any other more severe penalty type, such as 2-week suspensions, botting, boosting, cheating, or permabans. If you’ve received any additional penalties other than just your chat restriction, you won’t be eligible. The climb is possible in that timeframe, and as long as you’re playing to win and not making anyone else’s experience a bad one, you’ll get there quickly just by playing a few games a week. This only applies to your 2018 tier, so even if your rank changes, you’ll receive rewards based on where you ended up in November. **To be clear:** we will be keeping the Honor eligibility in place for future ranked seasons, and going forward the results of this one-time exception may be helpful if we decide to explore possible tweaks to the to the Honor 0 and 1 experience in the future. As always, give us your feedback on this change, and if you’re still climbing out of Honor 0 or 1, we’ll see you in February! **FREQUENTLY ASKED:** **How do I hit Honor level 2? Do I have enough time?** > Just be kind to yourself and to others while you're playing League. Even if you start from level 0 and only play a few games a week, you've got more than enough time to hit Honor level 2 by the deadline. There isn't much more information Player Support can provide you other than what is mentioned in THIS article, under "Reform Period" and "Honor Lock". **I'm so close to Honor level 2, but I got suspended. Can I be eligible for this re-grant?** > Sorry, this is specific to chat restrictions. If you've been suspended and your behavior's back on track, you'll have no problems being eligible for rewards next year. **Can I transfer servers to restore my honor and get the rewards?** > No, we'll check your Honor level on the server on which you would've received rewards. So, if you're Gold in Brazil, you'll need to also be Honor level 2 in Brazil by the deadline. **Can I qualify if I receive more than one chat restriction?** > Yes, you can. Chat restrictions are the lightest punishment you can receive, so as long as you haven't been suspended for other egregious behavior, you're going to have a chance to reform and qualify - no matter how many times you were chat restricted. **Does this mean Honor requirements are gone?** > No, we'll still have Honor requirements next season. This is a one-time deal. **What does "punished" mean exactly?** > Anything other than a chat restriction that impacted your Honor Level. Examples: 14-day suspensions, boosting or cheating related bans, etc. **Is Riot excusing abusive behavior?** > We are not. We heard your feedback that it didn't feel great to receive a chat restriction, especially at the end of the season, and being locked out from your end-of-season rewards for the lightest penalty we have. This change is to offer a one-time second chance to players that demonstrate reform from smaller infractions exclusively. The weight of the chat restriction should remain the same (and we won't be lifting any that are warranted), but we felt that the impact it had on your Honor Level and Season Rewards was a little too much in this case. **I've received a suspension during the pre-season. Do I still qualify?** > Yes, if the suspension started during the pre-season, you are eligible. We will start reviewing this back when the official 2018 season kicked off. The specific dates are: January 16, 2018, to February 11, 2019. **I've received a punishment in the 2017 season, but not in 2018 - not even a chat restriction. I just haven't played enough after that penalty, so my Honor level is below 2. Can I get the rewards?** > No. This initiative is meant to address a very specific reform opportunity related to how Chat Restrictions, Honor and End-of-Season rewards worked together in 2018 only.
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