League of Legends

League Lunar Beast 2021 event guide: skins, missions, rewards

Published: 5/Feb/2021 1:30 Updated: 5/Feb/2021 1:34

by Lauren Bergin

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To start off Lunar New Year in style, League of Legends has released the Lunar Beast Event. From new skins to the return of ARURF mode, there’s a bunch of new content.

As the Year of the Ox draws ever closer, League of Legends is celebrating the Lunar New Year in style by unleashing the Lunar Beast event onto the server.

One of the skins included is for Viego, the Ruined King whose blade we’ve all come to know and, well, not love. For tips on how to play the newest addition to Summoner’s Rift, we’ve compiled a guide right here. After all, he’s getting a new skin this time around so might as well give him a go right?

Ready to save the celebration? Here’s everything we know about the event.

League of Legends Lunar Beast 2021 skins

Blending neo-futuristic vibes with a more traditional style, the Lunar Beast skins represent the perfect balance of old meets new. They’re available for Alistair, Annie, Aphelios, Darius, Fiora, Jarvan IV and Viego, with the Aphelios and Viego skins being unique to LoL.

All of the skins will set you back 1350 RP. You can buy them all in a bundle for 16,336 RP though — including a few extra goodies — if you really want to celebrate in style.

The Lunar Beast event is also giving League players their first Prestige skin of 2021. This time around, our favorite French-woman Fiora has been given the honors.

With her futuristic red outfit and blue hair transformed into white and gold with a pink touch, it’ll be an exciting grind to score this skin.

LoL Lunar Beast Prestige Fiora Skin
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Fiora is channelling some Cyberpunk 2077 vibes with this skin.

The Crystal and Withered Rose skins for Swain, Zyra, Syndra, and Talon are also available during the event for 1350 RP.

League of Legends Lunar Beast 2021 event pass details

The best way to make the most out of the Lunar Beast event is by picking up the battle pass. If you want to farm rewards — including the Prestige Fiora skin — you’ll need to pick it up.

It’ll set you back 1650 RP, but you get plenty of bang for your buck. It comes with 200 Lunar Beast 2021 tokens, as well as four Orbs full of loot.

The pass also gives you access to special Milestone missions. These missions have 20 Prestige Points on the line, as well as some emotes, Blue and Orange Essence, Hextech Chests and Orbs. If you are going to grind out some League, there’s no harm in picking it up.

Lunar Beast Aphelios League of Legends LoL skin
Riot Games
Get ready to save the celebration with Lunar Beast Aphelios.

League of Legends Lunar Beast 2021 event missions

The Lunar Beast event is different to other League of Legends events. Instead of all the missions being added at once, they’ll be spaced out across four weeks.

All the missions will expire at the end of the event though, so don’t worry if you miss a week. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

February 4 missions

Mission Objective Reward
The Chase Begins Earn 20 Points: Play in a party with one or more friends (5), Win a game (2), Lose a game (1) Lunar Beast Event Icon + 15 Tokens
Gather Your Party Play a game in a party with one or more friends, or play five games 15 Tokens
It’s a Team Sport Earn 40 takedowns, or play five games 15 Tokens
The Team That Wrecks Together… As a team, take the first enemy turret twice, or play five games 15 Tokens
Play 30 Games Play 30 Games Lunar Beast 2021 Orb

February 11 missions

Mission Objective Reward
Pursuit Earn 20 Points: Earn at least 12 takedowns in a game (5), Win a game (2), Lose a game (1) 15 Tokens
Eyes Up Earn 100 Vision Score across games, or play five games 15 Tokens
Running for Funding Earn 12,000 Gold, or play five games 15 Tokens
The Mystic Arts Deal 20,000 magic damage to champions in a single game, or play five games 15 Tokens

February 18 missions

Mission Objective Reward
The Finish Line Earn 20 Points: As a team, take Baron Nashor (5), Win a game (2), Lose a game (1) 15 Tokens
A Little Bit of Soul As a team, earn Dragon Soul, or play five games 15 Tokens
Must Proceed Quickly Win a game of ARURF, or play five games 15 Tokens
Martial Prowess Deal 20,000 physical damage to champions in a single game, or play five games 15 Tokens

February 25 missions

Mission Objective Reward
Luck and Fortune Earn 20 Points: Play a game where your kills or assists end in 9 (5), Win a game (2), Lose a game (1) 18 Tokens + Eternals Capsule
An Early Sign As a team, earn First Blood, or play three games 9 Tokens
Trash to Treasure As a team, destroy the first Tower, or play three games 9 Tokens
Good Fortune Win a game, or play three games 9 Tokens

League of Legends Lunar Beast 2021 event rewards

As per normal, you can get more rewards in the Lunar Beast event shop in-game.

From Prestige skins to Chromas and Little Legends Eggs, the usual array of goodies are on offer.

Reward Cost
Lunar Beast Prestige Points Icon + 100 Prestige Points 2021 2200 Tokens
Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition + Icon 2000 Tokens
Little Legends Series 1 Egg 600 Tokens
Little Legends Series 2 Egg 600 Tokens
Little Legends Series 3 Egg 600 Tokens
Little Legends Series 4 Egg 600 Tokens
Little Legends Series 5 Egg 600 Tokens
Little Legends Series 6 Egg 600 Tokens
Random Little Legends Series 1-7 Egg 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Fiora Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Viego Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Darius Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Alistar Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Jarvan IV Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Aphelios Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Annie Chroma + Icon 300 Tokens
Lunar Beast Fiora Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Viego Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Darius Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Alistar Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Jarvan IV Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Aphelios Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast Annie Border + Icon 250 Tokens
Lunar Beast 2021 Orb 200 Tokens
3 Keys 180 Tokens
1 Key 60 Tokens
Mystery Emote 60 Tokens
Random Champion Shard 50 Tokens
1 Key Fragment 20 Tokens
100 Blue Essence 10 Tokens
10 Blue Essence 1 Token

League of Legends Lunar Beast 2021 release & end date

You’ll be able to undertake the journey through Runeterra from February 4, when the event will go live. The event will last for a month, wrapping up on March 8, 2021.

You’ll have under March 22 to spend your tokens, and then the next event is likely to kick off!

Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan reveals plans for Overwatch 2 closed and open betas

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:07

by Michael Gwilliam

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Blizzard unveiled loads of new information about Overwatch 2 at BlizzConline, and while the game appears to be shaping up quite well, no release date was announced. Still, players could be getting their hands on it beforehand in the form of betas.

For a proper sequel, as is the case with Overwatch 2, letting players try out the game for themselves en masse can be a major help when it comes to balance and fine-tuning the experience.

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan was asked about the roadmap for the game and if players can expect a closed beta.

Luckily, he seems pretty optimistic that it will happen, but the ‘when’ still remains up in the air.

“What’s most likely going to happen… we’ve already been having internal milestones, where those have been extended playtests and have involved people outside of just our team playing the game,” Kaplan told IGN.

From there, he expects there will be an internal alpha build for a while that will be more under wraps, with nothing really being talked about publicly.

However, he believes it’s “very likely” the game will transition to a closed beta that will be “more in the public eye.”

Winston stares down a large mech attacking Paris
Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch 2 should be getting a closed beta.

This is very good news for fans, as his wording implies that they’ll be able to either play it themselves or see a lot of the sequel’s gameplay first-hand – that is, if they’re able to get access.

Unfortunately, for anyone hoping for an open beta, Jeff says it’s still not determined if that will happen.

The lack of an open beta could be good news, though, especially if the team doesn’t believe it needs to happen before release.

Overwatch 2 BlizzConline 2019
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It wouldn’t be a PvE mode without talent trees.

Jeff did also say that the team won’t be going as dark as they had after BlizzCon 2019, so hopefully we get a lot more news about the sequel’s development, new additions, heroes and more leading up to a closed beta.

While there may not be any news on when that closed beta will be happening, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any information in the months ahead.