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What Skins Will Be Released in 2022?

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Skins in 2022
Would you want Monster Tamer skins in 2022? | © Riot Games

League of Legends could be renamed League of Skins with the number of skins that Riot pumps out each year. It’s understandable, though, since the game is mostly free safe for the cosmetic items players can spend money on.

So, what do we know about skins in 2022 and which champions will be receiving skins this year? Is there some information on this out there already? Let’s investigate.

What Skins Have Been Released in 2022 Already? 

At the start of 2022 Riot has released around 1,290 unique skins. Which new skin lines will we receive this year? 

Skin LineChampion

Release Patch

Elderwood
  • Rek'Sai
  • Gnar
LoL Patch 12.1
Porcelain
  • Lux
  • Ezreal
  • Kindred
  • Lissandra
  • Amumu
LoL Patch 12.2
Firecracker
  • Teemo
  • Sett
  • Diana
  • Tristana
  • Xin Zhao
  • Sett
LoL Patch 12.2
Withered Rose
  • Zeri
  • Elise
LoL Patch 12.2 and LoL Patch 12.3
Crystal Rose
  • Akshan
  • Janna
LoL Patch 12.3
Shockblade
  • Qiyana
  • Shen
  • Kassadin
LoL Patch 12.4
Steel Valkyries
  • Renata Glasc
LoL Patch 12.4
Arcane/Firelight
  • Ekko
LoL Patch 12.4
Bee
  • Orianna
  • Heimerdinger
  • Ziggs
  • Nunu & Willump
LoL Patch 12.5
Anima Squad
  • Miss Fortune
  • Jinx
  • Sylas
  • Vayne
  • Riven
LoL Patch 12.6
Arcana
  • Ahri
  • Hecarim
  • Ryze
  • Xayah
  • Rakan
LoL Patch 12.7
Eclipse
  • Sivir
  • Senna
  • Sejuani
  • Kayle
  • Aatrox
LoL Patch 12.8
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
  • Sea Dog Yasuo
  • Gangplank the Betrayer
LoL Patch 12.8

Which Champions are Confirmed for Skins in 2022?

During the season 12 live stream Riot revealed that a bunch of champions that haven't gotten skins in a while will be receiving skins. Those champions include: 

  • Gangplank - The Betrayer
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Rek'Sai - Elderwood Skin
  • Trundle
  • Rell
  • Orianna - Bee Skin
  • Heimerdinger - Bee Skin

Rek'Sai received her skin in the first patch of 2022, getting an Elderwood skin and Heimerdinger also already got his skin of 2022 in Patch 12.5 with the bee skins. Heimerstinger is such a perfect name. 

So these are the skins we know will be coming quite soon in the year. We also know that with the Udyr rework his skins are also getting an  overhaul – which means new splash arts and new textures. So that could count as ‘new’ skins as well.

World Championship Skins in 2022

EDG have lifted the 2021 League of Legends Summoner’s Cup and with it the five players earned their own skins in League of Legends. It seems that the five players have confirmed their champions to be getting League of Legends skins in 2022.

  • Zoe
  • Graves
  • Viego
  • Yuumi
  • Aphelios

The skins for EDG have been confirmed to come in Legaue of Legends Patch 12.9. Lulu has been replaced by Yuumi, but with how cute she looks, we aren't even mad. So make sure to check out the skins of the 2021 World Champions when they release around May 11, 2022. 

Gothic Skins to be Reworked in 2022

The community has voted and decided that this year Riot is going to rework the gothic skin line. Currently, only three champions have goth skins — Annie, Orianna and Amumu — but we will get to bring out our inner 2010s scene kid soon with improved emo and goth skins. Will other champions join the thematic? 

Gothic beat out Arclight and Inferno to earn this rework. Who did you vote for and are you excited to see a new and improved gothic thematic? Goth Orianna already got a new splash art in Wild Rift, so we're excited to see what Riot will have in store for her in League of Legends. 

Fiddlesticks Skin Coming in 2022

Another champion in desperate need of a skin is Fiddlesticks. We used to bemoan the fact that Ornn was not receiving anything from Riot, but now it’s time to beg for the scarecrow. We were promised a new skin in 2021, but Riot fell short and pushed the skin back to 2022.

What kind of a skin will Fiddlesticks receive? Which theme would fit him well? Honestly, we’re just excited to be getting a Fiddlesticks skin at all this year.

Fiddlesticks Skin
Every Fiddle main celebrating when they finally get the new skin. | © Riot games

Will We Receive Monster Tamer skins in 2022?

In 2021, the community got to vote on the skin lines they wanted Riot to work on. Crime City Nightmare won the vote, followed by Debonair 2.0 – both of which were released in 2021, but a third option was also on the table – Monster Tamer.

We will likely receive Monster Tamer skins in 2022. Riot did reveal this in their Season 12 live stream. So, if you thought this was a cool and unique concept, then you'll be getting some epic monster tamer skins soon. 

So, there will be skins for everyone to come out this year. Whether they’re darker-themed skins or fun skins, you’ll likely find something to spend money on.