Skins & Events in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends

By | February 5, 2020

Hey Everyone, I’m Jon, aka Bellissimoh and I’m the Product Lead for Personalization
here on the League Dev Team. Today I’d like to share some of the
behind the scenes reasons for the choices we’ve made over the last year,
as well as talk a bit about some of the things we’ve got in store for you in 2020. As each year passes by, the number of
champions in League continues to grow. With League nearing 150 champs now,
it’s getting more and more difficult to make skins for all of our champions. On top of that, we often prioritize
popular champions with larger audiences. We do this because our goal is to
delight as many players as we can and support our business through
the next 10 years of League. Reasons aside though, it sucks to have to wait
years for a skin for your favorite champion. In 2018 we shipped just over
80 skins to players and in 2019 we broke the 100 mark. This year, we’re trying to push
past 120 skins. So, what are we doing with
those extra skins in 2020? We’re going to be hitting a lot of champions
that haven’t seen skins in a while. Specifically, we’re going to be
cooking up something for… Skarner, Xerath, Mordekaiser, Kindred, Rek’Sai,
Vel’Koz, Karthus, Sion, Twitch, Taric, Pantheon, Nautilus, Trundle, Bard, Ornn. And, yeah… Taliyah. This means we’re going to be making skins for
a lot of our most popular champs as well. Like Lux, Ezreal, Ahri and Kai’Sa. These skins reach a huge number of
players and directly fund our ability to make skins for champs with
small-but-dedicated player bases. As we increase the amount
of skins we make over time one of our hopes is that champion mains
can count the time since they last got a skin in months instead of years. Since we’re developing more
skins than ever this year we’re also going to spend some time
exploring new creative thematics. Today, there are only a few thematics
that are universally loved across all regions. And while there are some stand out hits there are also thematics that you’ve shown us
that you’re just not that excited about anymore. This comes through loud and clear
through a variety of different signals. Players purchase these skins far less than others and even those who do purchase them
don’t use them that much in-game. We also survey players around the world to make sure that your opinions
match the signals that we’re seeing. Now this doesn’t mean we’ll never do
a Snowdown skin ever again but it does mean that we need to take the time
to understand why most players didn’t like it and to find new creative ways to approach these
themes so you WILL be excited about it next time. High Noon is a great example of how
we can breathe life and depth into an old thematic and we want to do more of this in the future. If you have any suggestions or ideas
on new themes you’d like to see in League, or ideas for a new take for an older thematic let us know. Every year for Lunar Revel, we’ve
offered skins that have typically been exciting for players in Easter Regions but
haven’t been as resonant with our players globally. This year we wanted to try something different
that could hopefully excite players everywhere. Our vision for this new thematic was to create
a new take on a well-loved sci-fi fantasy by bridging eastern and western inspirations. So we created Mecha Kingdoms,
a legendary sci-fi universe where the greatest heroes from warring kingdoms
unite against a monstrous threat… by piloting giant mechs. Defending this historical world are… Garen, Leona, Draven, our newest champion Sett… and finally, Jax has got a real weapon,
a giant mech in the shape of… Jax himself. Mecha Kingdoms is launching today
as the first major event of 2020. Speaking of events… In 2019 we got a lot of feedback around events specifically that it felt like
their quality had dropped over time. Mission variety was low and not every
event had a game mode available. We want each event to feel like a unique
experience that all players can be excited for which is why our goal moving forward
is to make participating in events more rewarding, more novel
and more memorable for everyone. This year we’re planning on game modes
for all of our major events pushing for more variety in our missions,
and also improving our Event Pass system. Last year one of the main things we
heard about Event Passes was that it felt like you had to play too much
to get all the things you wanted. It also felt bad to use tokens to buy things
like ward skins or emotes if you were ultimately trying to get
higher-tier rewards. We believe that getting all the rewards in an Event Pass
shouldn’t require you to sign your life away for 30 days. For the 2019 Worlds Pass, we added more
milestone rewards so you can get more stuff for free and also so you can save
your tokens for the things that you really want like exclusive event chromas and prestige skins. For the last event in 2019, Dawn and Night,
we changed the Event Pass win of the day structure so that you could save up all your wins
and complete them on your own schedule. Can’t play during the week? No problem,
get all your win of the days on the weekend. Between improving your experience with
Event Passes and making sure there’s always something new to do, we
hope to make 2020 a year to remember. In 2019 we announced Eternals, a
champion-based stat tracking system that allows you to flex your moments of
glory both in and out of game. To be frank, Eternals were met with a lot of criticism and it was serious enough to where we
pumped the brakes and delayed the release so we could make major changes
and address your concerns. We heard feedback that Eternals
shouldn’t be an RP only feature and that you should have a way to
earn them, not just buy them. We want as many players as possible to experience
Eternals without having to spend money so we’ve developed a new Starter Series
that is available for Blue Essence or RP permanently. This set will track your Takedowns,
Structures Destroyed, and Epic Monsters Slain for each champion you pick up the
Starter Series for. Also in a post-launch update, we’ll add Eternals
that can be earned via Ranked Splits providing a path over time to earn every
Eternal Series in the game without spending RP. We also heard a lot of feedback from
champion mains on our Unique Eternals with many of the initial versions feeling too generic
or focused on the wrong parts of a champion’s kit. Our goal is to create skill-expressive and
memorable stats that you’re stoked to show off. So in the latter half of 2019, we worked with players
on PBE to hear what kind of Eternals you wanted to see. As a result, Unique Eternals now track
more complex and interesting stats like how many skill shots you’ve dodged with Vlad’s Pool. So whether it’s showing off how
dedicated you are to the devil himself or how good of a Freljordian Sniper you are. We hope Eternals really capture the
highlights of playing your favorite champions. It’s your feedback that helped our designers and
team find new and interesting stats to track. So please keep letting us know what types of things
you’d like to see Eternals track moving forward. Lastly, for players who aren’t interested in the feature or don’t want to know when they’ve
been someone else’s 100th kill we’ve got toggles for you to mute
the experience as you see fit. We hope that you like the changes that we’ve made to
Eternals, and look forward to its release early this year. Before we go, we wanted to let you know that there
are a few new types of content we’re experimenting with. And while we’re not really ready to
show anything yet, expect to… hear something from us later this year. We can’t wait to… announce them! Thanks again for taking the time
to watch this video. It’s your feedback that helps push us
to be better tomorrow than we are today. Here’s to 2020.

100 thoughts on “Skins & Events in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends

  1. Some random Person Post author

    His voice sounds like my wife; it knows everything

  2. Даниил Васильев Post author

    What happend with client!!!I get black window,when game get founded,i close client and get banned!Its very bad RIOT fixs it faster…

  3. Heavy Weapons Guy Post author

    I'd like to see an eternal that counts the amount of time the league client crashes in champ select

  4. Formeraxe Post author

    HAHAHAHAA, no. You do it for more money, you snakes.

  5. André Luiz Post author

    Foca em arrumar a bosta do client,essa merda só piora,agora a pouco,a porra do client bugou, é não deixou eu usar as minhas skills, isso fudeu a partida

  6. Master Yi GAMER Post author

    Có ai tự dưng bị khóa nick giống tôi không điểm danh

  7. Jonathan Paz Post author

    JOHN YOU LIAR, quit playing with our hearts. BALANCE THE FKN GAME!!!!!!!!!

  8. INOYASHA GG3 Post author

    Would be nice if he was the voice of next new champion

  9. alan Navarro Post author

    Yo ise mi propio campeón se yama bryan el recaído de demasía es un campeón que antes era de la tropa de demasía en un combate bryan se encontraba en peligro bryan se escondio en un bosque durante 10 años bryan pensaba que lo iban a rescatar pero no se volvió loco y quiso vengarse de demasía y garen la Paz iba de bryan es fuerza la Q de bryan en latigazo W es no te escapara la E es escudo y la definitiva es ron pe huesos. bueno esa fue mi idea espero que lo lean like si quieren a este campeon en league of legends. 🙂🙂🙂

  10. Avenged Sevenflod Post author

    When will the Legend League Play Store be released?
    we are from Indonesia

  11. benyamin zandie shirazi Post author

    riot have a shittyest servers we are always lag or dc

  12. TheRedGuyYT Roblox And More Post author

    i wanted to play LoL but its 7.7 GIGS BRUH

  13. GG MOoN Post author

    Rito Gomes planejam fazer um filme n? Todo mundo quer isso

  14. Lou Post author

    Since TWO YEARS I only come for URF – otherwise I wouldn't play League anymore at all. I wanted to play my main Azir ONCE – AND NEVER GOT HIM BECAUSE OF THE "ALL RANDOM" – and now – now I finally got him – and a teammate left because he didn't get the Champ he wanted. Azir gone. This crushed me. The "all random" in combination with the "limited timeframe" of urf crushed my faith in LoL. You are hurting me. I paid 320€ since Season 3…

  15. ronald mangoba Post author

    HEY! Riot what about LEAGEU OF LEGENDS WILD RIFT update?

  16. Bao Doan Post author

    I don't think you guys need to keep making new champions.
    Just a thought.

  17. Asher - Roblox & More Post author

    I can’t handle league anymore, I reported about our internet content. We can’t change our internet quickly because we will be imprisoned. League is no responding to my Report on where I leave the game. 1 game counts as a leaver buster. This system needs to be changed to, I can’t handle a 2 hours queue I wish you understand From PH server

  18. KIZUNA A.I Post author

    I can be sure that if Riot makes a film, it will sell well

  19. Sin Nombre Post author

    Dejen de colocar anuncios nadie quiere jugar su basura de juego

  20. Cypu Post author

    Can we have a Volibear and Fiddlesticks music video. Possibly with Volibear chasing fiddlesticks

  21. Keamse Post author

    Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day. Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day. Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day. Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day. Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day. Remove autofill, im D1 and had to dodge 6 times in one day.

  22. MrAxolotl Post author

    the only minus is that that I can't have dark star cho gath

  23. Mai Big Butt Post author

    I want eternals where it counts the number of hours wasted in my life playing this game.

  24. Epic TCG Post author

    Can we get more japanese theme clothes like kimono etc? O.O I know we got some but its not enough!

  25. Kelvin Thenedy Post author

    "expect to… HEAR something from us later this year" uh dang

  26. Just Call Me Foxy Post author

    Projekt Renekton or Dragon Slayer Renekton! Plz Riot make it happen!

  27. ExtremeFilms Post author

    Hi Riot! I just wanted to know, where (e.g. on what platform) do I have the highest chance of having my feedback heard?

  28. Raimundo Ahumada Düring Post author


  29. Grox44 Post author

    About Eternals what about tracking deaths? I like the current system tracking win ratio and kda.

  30. Games FTW Post author

    This guy makes the Way Riot tells its Presenters to Talk, but in a more fitting Voice

  31. 404 not Found Post author

    what if Riot create Dunk master ryze and looks like and style like kobe bryant, its a good idea tho! Tribute of Kobe! 💜

  32. Kafu Post author


  33. kiet nguyen Post author

    Hey tôi có vài ý tưởng việc nhưng newbie có trải nghiệm tốt hơn đây

  34. MetalBeastXxX Post author

    I just rewatched this, and noticed for the first time, he said they will be implementing announcer packs at the end, well that took waaaay too long to come.

  35. Lachimolala Post author

    Bellissimoh announcer pack please (or at least an ASMR video)

  36. OddOtaku Post author

    Personally, I LOOVE the candy land theme! Id love to see a Candy themed Taliyah! Q could be chocolate bars, W could be something like rock candy, E could be peppermints, R could be licorice~

  37. Лазар Марјановиц Post author

    becouse we didnt have snow in serbia


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