Let's check out everything about skins in 2022. Which skins are we getting and which champions will receive skins?
We counted down all skins in 2021, and we are doing the same once again this year. Riot has some insane plans ahead for skins in Season 12. We will get new skin lines, refreshers of old ones and completely new concepts.
So let's check out everything we know about skins in 2022 and what plans Riot has for their cash cow. Which skins are you most excited about this year?
Which Skins Have Been Released In 2022?
Starting 2022, we know that there are around 1.290 unique skins in League of Legends. This year more skins will be added to the repertoire and many more champions will be receiving new and unique looks for League of Legends.
In 2021 the Arcana, Crystal and Withered Rose, as well as the Café Cuties skins were brand new. What fun and interesting thematic will we be receiving in 2022?
|Skin Line||Champions||Release Date||Patch|
|Elderwood||Rek'sai, Gnar||January 5, 2022|
|Porcelain||Amumu, Ezreal, Lissandra, Kindred, Lux, Lux Prestige Edition||January 20, 2022||Patch 12.2|
|Firecracker||Sett, Teemo, Tristana, Diana, Xin Zhao||January 20, 2022||Patch 12.2|
|Withered Rose||Zeri, Elise||January 20, 2022/February 2, 2022||Patch 12.2/Patch 12.3|
|Phoenixmancer||Xayah Prestige Edition||February 16, 2022||Patch 12.4|
|Crystal Rose||Akshan, Janna||February 2, 2022||Patch 12.3|
|Shockblade||Qiyana, Kassadin, Shen||February 16, 2022||Patch 12.4|
|Steel Valkyries||Renata Glasc||February 16, 2022||Patch 12.4|
|Ekko||February 16, 2022||Patch 12.4|
|Bee||Heimerdinger, Orianna, Nunu & Willump, Ziggs||March 2, 2022||Patch 12.5|
|Anime Squad||Sylas, Vayne, Miss Fortune, Riven, Jinx||March 30, 2022||Patch 12.6|
|Arcana||Ahri, Hecarim, Ryze, Rakan, Xayah||April 13, 2022||Patch 12.7|
|Eclipse||Sivir, Sejuani, Senna, Kayle, Aatrox||April 27, 2022||Patch 12.8|
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|Yasuo, Gangplank||April 27, 2022||Patch 12.8|
Graves, Viego, Zoe, Aphelios, Yuumi
|May 11, 2022||Patch 12.9|
|High Noon||Leona, Talon, Varus, Katarina, Mordekaiser, Viktor, Twitch, Sion, Samira, Tahm Kench||May 11, 2022/May 25, 2022||Patch 12.9/Patch 12.10|
|Ocean Song||Seraphine, Ashe, Yone, Zeri, Nidalee||June 8, 2022||Patch 12.11|
|Snow Moon||Kayn, Illaoi, Caitlyn||June 23, 2022||Patch 12.12|
Kai'Sa, Ekko, Fiddlesticks, Nilah, Sona, Rell, Morgana, Akali, Quinn, Taliyah
|July 13, 2022/July 27, 2022||Patch 12.13/Patch 12.14|
How Many Skins Will Riot Release in 2022?
In 2021, we received almost 140 skins, the same as in 2020, which is why we believe that in 2022 we will once again be getting around 130 or 140 skins! With each patch being released almost every 2 weeks and there being at least 3 or more skins added each patch we can hope for a lot of new looks.
From the Riot Season 2022 event we know that there will be returning skin lines, as well as whole new thematics which will hit the rift this year, so what are you most excited about?
Which Prestige Skins Have Been Released in 2022?
Prestige skins will once again be making a comeback in 2022. Riot has stated that they will be buffing their time and effort into making these skins more than fancy gold chroma's with special VFX and animations. These are the prestige skins of 2022:
|Porcelain||Porcelain Lux Prestige Edition||January 20, 2022||LoL Patch 12.2|
|Phoenixmancer||Brave Phoenix Xayah Prestige Edition||February 16, 2022||LoL Patch 12.4|
Battle Cat Jinx Prestige Edition
|March 30, 2022||LoL Patch 12.6|
|Eclipse||Lunar Eclipse Senna Prestige Edition||April 27, 2022|
LoL Patch 12.7
|High Noon||High Noon Talon Prestige Edition||May 11, 2022||LoL Patch 12.9|
|Ocean Song||Ocean Song Seraphine Prestige Edition||June 8, 2022||LoL Patch 12.11|
|Star Guardian||Star Guardian Ekko Prestige Edition||July 13, 2022||LoL Patch 12.13|
|Star Guardian||Star Guardian Syndra Prestige Edition||July 27, 2022||LoL Patch 12.14|
How Will Prestige Skins Change in 2022?
Prestige Skins are going to be a bit different starting in 2022. During the Season 2022 live stream Belissimoh, Product Lead of Personalization and Events in League of Legends explained that they will be working to create a better experience for players.
In 2022 prestige points will be retired, as well as gemstones – another currency used to buy/craft rare skins and cosmetics in League of Legends. Both currencies will be shifting to Mythic Essence.
With this mythic essence, players will be able to purchase rare cosmetics in the new mythic shop, which will have rotating goods. Oh and two different types of skins.
What Are the Two Types of Skins Available in the New Mythic Shop?
Since players did not think that Hextech skins were that special or unique, Riot has decided to create 'seasonal mythics' which will have a rotating thematic for unique skins in the mythic shop each year. In 2022 Riot will develop Ashen Knights skins for the mythic shop.
You'll also be able to pick up older prestige skins, so if you forgot to play during a specific time period and missed your chance to pick up a prestige Arcade Caitlyn, you'll be able to get it through the mythic shop which will have a monthly rotation of prestige skins available.
All Dragonmancer Skins in League of LegendsView gallery
All Dragonmancer Skins in League of LegendsView gallery
Seasonal Mythic Skins Released
|Skin Line||Champion||Release Date||Patch|
|Ashen Knight||Pyke||March 30, 2022||LoL Patch 12.6|
|Ashen Knight||Pantheon||June 23, 2022||LoL Patch 12.12|
What Are Mythic Chromas?
With the introduction of the new Mythic Shop, Riot added new mythic content. One of the newest additions is known as a mythic chroma, which is a new chroma for either a Seasonal Mythic skin or a previously released legendary skin. These chromas have a new colour scheme for the champion, as well as their VFX.
Mythic Chromas Released
|Skin Line||Champion||Release Date||Patch|
|Final Boss||Veigar||June 23, 2022||LoL Patch 12.12|
|Star Guardian||Jinx||July 27, 2022||LoL Patch 12.14|
What Skins Will We Receive in 2022?
In 2021, we received so many new skins, but we're expecting to get a lot more in 2022. New thematics will hit the rift, as well as the return of old ones. Some champions are also in desperate need of skins and Riot is going to give them some new skins in 2022.
Which Champions Will Receive Skins in 2022?
The champions receiving skins in 2022 are:
- Gangplank - Gangplank the Betrayer in Patch 12.8
- Fiddlesticks - Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks in Patch 12.13
- Rek'Sai - Elderwood Rek'Sai in Patch 12.1
- Rell - Star Guardian Rell in Patch 12.14
- Orianna - Orbeeanna in Patch 12.5
- Heimderdinger - Heimerstinger in Patch 12.5
Fiddlesticks was also supposed to get a skin in 2021, but Riot had to push his new skin back, which is why he is on the list once again this year.
Which Thematics Will Riot Make Skins for in 2022?
Riot has stated that they will be revisiting some of the more popular skin lines this year:
- Bee Skins - Patch 12.5
- Star Guardian - Patch 12.13 and Patch 12.14
- High Noon - Patch 12.9 and Patch 12.10
But, Riot is also going to take a look at an old stand-alone skin and re-imagine it and revamp it as a whole new skin line. The Battle Bunny skin, which was previously a Riven-only skin will be getting some love this year and Riot will release the Anima Squad skins. Those aren't the only new skin themes they're working on though Monster Tamers which won third place in the vote for new skin thematics in 2021.
Riot also stated that they want to revamp an old skin thematic to bring it up to par with skins in 2022. These are the choices for updated skin thematics:
Players can vote in the League of Legends client for which skin thematic they want revamped in 2022. If the thematic you voted for doesn't win, it could still be revamped at a later date.
Which Skin Line Will be Revamped in 2022?
The community has voted and the results are in! The skin revamp for 2022 is going to be none other than Gothic! So, if you're feeling nostalgic to better and easier times – basically your middle-school days – then get hyped for updated Gothic skins.
- Goth Annie
- Gothic Orianna
Those are the three champions who already own Gothic skins, but with this revamping of the skin line, a few new champions could also be added into the mix. Who would fit this theme best? Aphelios? Kayn? Morgana?
That's everything about upcoming skins in 2022. We will continue to update this article, so you know which skins have been released thus far, which themes have been chosen and what champions received skins throughout the year!
- Gangplank - Gangplank the Betrayer in Patch 12.8.
- Fiddlesticks - Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks in Patch 12.13.
- Rek'Sai - Elderwood Rek'Sai in Patch 12.1.
- Rell - Star Guardian Rell in Patch 12.14.
- Orianna - Orbeeanna in Patch 12.5.
- Heimderdinger - Heimerstinger in Patch 12.5.
- Porcelain Lux Prestige Edition.
- Brave Phoenix Xayah Prestige Edition.
- Battle Cat Jinx Prestige Edition.
- Lunar Eclipse Senna Prestige Edition.
- High Noon Talon Prestige Edition.
- Ocean Song Seraphine Prestige Edition.
- Star Guardian Ekko Prestige Edition.
- The Best Ahri Skins.
- The Best Ezreal Skins.
- All Skins of January 2022.
Since the game was released in 2009, there have been multiple alternate worlds and hundreds of skins that have been sold to the public. As of June 2022, there are 1,424 skins in League. There will, however, be many more coming throughout the rest of the year since Riot usually drops multiple skin packs every month.
1. Ezreal – 16 Skins. Ezreal is a famous champion, especially in higher ranks, and with 16 skins in his collection, Ezreal is the champion with the most skins in League of Legends.
Conclusion: Cho'Gath is the mystery VGU
So, early 2022 we will be getting the Udyr VGU. We will also have the release of the new ADC and new support both from Piltover and Zaun.
Prestige skins do expire.
You cannot hold onto your prestige skins for more than one year, though Riot Games did make an exception in 2020 and 2021. At the end of the year, any prestige points that a player owned are reset.
Prestige Point Shop
The following skins were available from the point of release until 2020 Prestige Points expire on January, 2022. There was a Prestige Point (2019) shop for players to cash out.
Riot Games has also said that Hextech skins will no longer be the norm for Mythic content outside of battle passes. Instead, a thematic line of Mythic skins will be developed each year for a set of champions, with Ashen Knight bringing the Dark Souls vibes for 2022.
- Udyr – 1081 days. ...
- Zilean – 957 days. ...
- Trundle – 913 days. ...
- Taric – 864 Days. Taric has been waiting since March 19, 2020 to get new magnificent clothes. ...
- Arcana Camille.
- Pool Party Sett and Braum. ...
- Crime City Nightmare Twisted Fate. ...
- Ruined Draven. ...
- Astronaut Maokai. ...
- Battle Academia Caitlyn. ...
- Coven Evelynn. ...
- PROJECT: Mordekaiser. This skin managed to even crash some computers. ...
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above the other contenders, claiming the top spot in the global polls by a wide margin. Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, Lead Producer of Champions: We're super excited that Skarner won the VGU vote, as we think he has tons of potential to be something truly special on the League roster.
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LoL: New Skins released in 2022
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What is this? Players can look forward to new Prestige skins for Kayn, Volibear, Brand, LeBlanc, and Morgana being released before the end of 2021, as well as the return of the Prestige Point shop at a later, unannounced date. Make sure to follow us on YouTube for more esports news and analysis.