The upcoming Preseason will introduce a whole new feature called challenges into the game.
Riot Games is adding a new feature called Challenges to the 2022 League of Legends preseason to encourage players to put their skills to the test on Summoner’s Rift, celebrate their accomplishments, and brag to their friends.
The method, as the developers described in a blog post, would reward players for completing all of the game’s “challenging, unique, and fun goals.”
“We’ve designed the system to assess a broad spectrum of League feats so that no matter what your playstyle is, there’s something uniquely ‘you’ to shoot for and celebrate,” Riot explained.
With the system, players will be able to “personalize” and “show off” the sort of player they are. They will be able to measure their overall mastery and investment in the game, visualize and compare a “diversity” of successes, and have many sorts of tasks and achievements to “progress” and “strive toward.”
The progression identification modifications announced on July 14 were part of the Challenges system’s “foundational” development, which intended to provide players additional personalization choices.
These modifications include the ability for players to display their achievements with titles, tokens, and rank, as well as an overall score in the form of a “tiered progression crystal.”
The developers are working on giving “more clarity” for progression identities while making “improvements” in ranked and prestige levels to “ensure they feel and look cohesive” for the 2022 preseason, according to Riot.
The developers will also consider adding “champion-specific affinity” to customization settings and “doing more” with lobby banners.
According to Riot, the ultimate purpose of the Challenges system is to give “wide goals” and “visual representations” across everything in League. The objective is to combine systems such as champion mastery, Eternals, ranking, levels, events, and collecting under “one canopy.”
“This system, while similar to Eternals in appearance, is meant to showcase and work with other systems,” Riot explained. “Despite this larger focus, the distinct area set out for champion-specific talent, such as champion mastery and Eternals, will remain an essential component of the League experience.”
According to Riot, the developers intend for the Challenges system to be added in the 2022 preseason.