Patch 12.2 for League of Legends brings with it several balancing changes, nerfs to both new dragons, the release of new bot lane champion Zeri and details on all of the new Lunar Revel content. But, while the patch drops today, the Lunar Revel 2022 event itself does not begin until next week.
Lunar Revel 2022 event start date
According to the official patch notes, Patch 12.2 releases today, but the new Lunar New Year-themed Porcelain skin line does not release in the game client until Jan. 26. The same is true for the ARURF game mode, which is making its much-anticipated return. As we’ve seen in the past, all League of Legends pass events debut with their own skin lines and a limited-time game mode to go along with the event.
The League of Legends Lunar Revel 2022 event will officially begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 26.
Changes to mission points system
When the Lunar Revel 2022 event begins, it will bring with it its own battle pass. As we saw with the Debonair 2021 event that recently concluded, Riot is experimenting with a new mission points system when it comes to their event passes. In the Debonair pass, players found that the old Weekly Win, Milestone and Orb missions had new criteria to complete. Instead of requiring players to play x amount of games or earn x amount of activity points after every match, Riot transitioned to a new objective points system that awarded points for every minute of gameplay.
But the new system was not received well. Players quickly realized they were earning fewer event tokens than before and missions were taking longer to complete. Riot eventually acknowledged this and gave players a compensatory mission that awarded pass-owners an extra 150 tokens for free. In the fallout of that, Riot also announced several changes to the mission points system coming up in the Lunar Revel event.
The gist of the changes is that all playtime-based missions will now be easier to complete. Furthermore, the repeatable token mission will not return and the traditional token bank missions are coming back. This means players will earn a fixed number of tokens after every game, depending on whether they won or lost. For complete details on the new mission points changes, check out our dedicated article on the topic.