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|
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
|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|
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|
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.
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
- Rek'Sai - Elderwood Rek'Sai in Patch 12.1
- 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:
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!