League of Legends’ big summer event for 2021 is simply across the nook. The newest version of Riot’s LoL Pls video replace collection has simply dropped, and the studio has revealed its flagship MOBA game – in addition to the opposite main titles within the Runeterra universe – will probably be ushering in Sentinels of Light, an event delving deeper into the soldiers’ ongoing battle towards Viego, the Ruined King.

With champion Viego’s arrival again in January, Senna and Lucian have been defeated and since then the Ruined King’s energy has been creeping in, threatening to deliver, effectively, damage to Runeterra. “Starting next week, we’ll follow the rise of the Sentinels as they band together with new and familiar faces against Viego, and make a last stand” to save lots of their world, gameplay producer Jessica ‘Safelocked’ Nam explains (beneath).

The event will span all of Riot’s video games, Nam says, and will probably be a extra immersive, interactive affair in a vein one thing like final yr’s Spirit Blossom festival, which let gamers forge deeper relationships with champions and work their method via missions.

It’s not clear simply but what type the event will take simply but, however Nam says Riot will probably be doing one thing “similar” to Spirit Blossom with Sentinels of Light. It’ll even be “based in core, canonical lore”, with “every skin, story, and moment you experience” in League “moving the story of Runeterra and its champions forward”.

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The dev explains that this gained’t be the blueprint for all of League’s big, in-game occasions sooner or later – fairly, every year will see the studio take the occasions in numerous instructions to make them their very own distinct experiences.

Additionally, the clip discusses a brand new sport mode known as Ultimate Spellbook that’s all about creating bonkers combos, in addition to new skins and thematics coming down the pipeline. For instance, the Space Groove line actually struck a chord with followers, so the studio will probably be “revisiting” this sooner or later, and likewise, folks simply love the bee-themed looks, so extra of these will probably be arising, too. Lunar Beasts, although, sadly didn’t hit in addition to the studio had hoped so next yr there’ll be a completely new skinline coming to have a good time the Lunar New Year.

For the complete rundown, you’ll be able to try the LoL Pls clip above, and be certain to check out our League of Legends patch 11.14 notes to see what’s arising sizzling from the PBE next week.

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