Traditionally, January was marked by a new stage in the development of MOBA League of Legends – Riot Games announced the official start of the 2022 season and, especially for this occasion, published several video diaries at once, where the developers shared their plans for the next twelve months with viewers.
First, the team spoke about their intention to expand the available personalization settings, in connection with which a system of challenges and achievements, titles and the ability to manually select the level frame of interest will be added. The next issue highlighted was the characters. So, already with patch 12.2, Zeri will get to the Summoner’s Rift, followed by a sinister sorcerer on a support role, a terrifying jungler, an unusual bottom lane champion and redone Udir.
Further, the creators paid attention to “cosmetics” informing about the decision to improve event passes and rework mythic content, which implies the introduction of a special currency and store, mechanics of loot milestones, special themed skins like the Ash Knights, as well as changes in the approach to prestigious outfits.
Among other things, the series of outfits “Cowboys”, “Star Guardians” and “Bees” will return again, Ari will receive a visual update and at the Lunar Festival some people will replenish their wardrobe with a “Porcelain” suit. But that’s not all – the arrival of the “Monster Tamers” and the “Beast Squad” with the War Bunnies is expected.
Finally, the team spent some time on esports, presenting a schedule with the start dates for the splits of the regional leagues, and announced Opening of votes for the next hero and a line of skins worthy of rethinking.