League of Legends is finally getting challenges start tomorrow May 7th. The popular MOBA’s answer to achievements, players can embark on over 300 unique missions and earn tokens. Each challenge has its own rank, with the combination of completed challenges adding up to a shiny new rank to show off to your friends and random players in solo queue.
Once they go live, you can target specific challenges and have them level up from Iron to Master rank, with a certain portion leveling up to Challenger. If you’re familiar with League, you know that only a small subset of players can be classified as Challengers at one time, and that’s true for these new challenges as well.
That means you’ll have to defend your spot against a hungry band of climbers if you want to be among the best in your region at capturing early barons, clearing jungle camps, or breaking tower plates.
But how does it all work? Well, once the challenges update goes live tomorrow, you’ll be able to see a new tab in your profile menu. There you can see your overall challenge rank via a large crystal on the right side of the client, with individual challenges such as your skins, summoner icons, etc. being searchable.
The challenges are divided into five categories, each based on a specific style of challenge that you can take on. These are:
- performance: All about finding out-of-the-box approaches to tricky problems. Examples include killing enemies that were recently healed by a healing pack in ARAM and killing 20 minions within 3 seconds.
- expertise: Skill Challenges. All about the best performance. Examples are winning games without dying and winning games with 100 or more CS than your opponent
- Teamwork & Strategy: All about achievements that require collaboration between you and your team. Examples of this include claiming Dragon Souls 4-0 and getting an Ace between spawning minions and 15 minutes.
- veteran status: Lifelong Challenges. All about impressive exploits in multiple games. Examples include getting pentakills and winning with various mythical items.
- collection: Focuses on collecting cosmetics. Examples of this include collecting summoner icons and champions.
There are also legacy challenges. These are limited-time missions that end permanently after a certain event ends, although they don’t affect your overall challenge rank or total score. In short, it’s all about showing off to other performance fanatics.
Why do all this if you don’t care about improving your challenge score? Well, completing challenges provides titles that can appear in loading screens as you immerse yourself in a relaxing game of League of Legends. Therefore, those who are fed up with simply showing off the fancy skin they’re holding have a whole different way to show off if they put in enough time into completing their challenges.
What do you think? Would you like to sign up to take on some of these new challenges? Or don’t care about anything that distracts you from the grind in solo queue? Let us know below!
For more on League of Legends from us, check out our coverage of the latest patch notes here.
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