League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 event details: Skins, missions, rewards

Star Guardian 2022 event teaser in League of LegendsRiot Games

The League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 event is the biggest of the year. With teasers hyping up the defense of Valoran City, players will be able to grind through missions to earn some great rewards ⁠— with skins to purchase along the way. Here’s what you need to know.

As far as League of Legends cosmetics go, Star Guardian is one of the most beloved skinlines. It also has its own intricate lore ⁠— no longer is just a squad of superstar shojo-inspired champions doing their thing, but they’re actually fighting back against an evil force.

The 2022 event is set to be a culmination of the storylines more than five years in the making with plenty of new skins, missions, and rewards for players to soak up as the story progresses.

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This is what you need to know about the Star Guardian 2022 event in League of Legends.

League of Legends is getting new Star Guardian skins.Riot Games
Get ready for the big event of the year in League of Legends: Star Guardian’s return.

League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 skins

Riot are pulling out all the stops to make League of Legends’ Star Guardian 2022 event one of the game’s best — and it starts with the number of skins. With the trailer going out showing off Valoran City, players are getting ready to welcome a few friendly faces to the force battling back against Zoe.

Some champions have been confirmed: Riot has shown off Star Guardian skins for Ekko, Fiddlesticks, Kai’Sa, Nilah, and Sona as part of the first wave. Ekko is also getting a Prestige skin during the event — which will be available for event tokens.

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There’s more champions expected though after the trailer was the source of leaks about all the releases across the month-long event. Part 2, which went live on the PBE after LoL patch 12.13’s launch, includes Akali, Morgana, Quinn, Rell, Syndra, and Taliyah.

Some of the champions are joining Zoe’s side with Star Nemesis skins (namely Fiddlesticks and Morgana), while the rest are fighting back to save Valoran City. And although it’s not included in the League of Legends event, Xayah and Rakan are being “redeemed” after originally fighting for Zoe — how that story will be told through the in-game event remains to be seen.

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One thing is for sure though: the sheer number of skins and promotion means we’re preparing for an event of the scale of 2021’s Ruination.

League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 missions

As part of the League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 event, players will have to grind through missions to progress through the story and earn tokens for rewards. It follows a similar format to the visual-novel style employed by Spirit Blossom in 2020 and Ruination in 2021.

There are two mission tracks: The Another Sky main story, and the individual Star Guardian Bonds.

Star Guardian 2022: Another Sky main story

The Another Sky main story is the visual novel aspect of the Star Guardian 2022 event. Unlike the previous two story events, you will automatically play through the story without having to tab in — you can catch up on the lore at your own pace without sacrificing progress.

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You progress through the story by earning Starlight to fight bosses. You earn Starlight by playing the game, with bonuses for using Star Guardian champions and their skins. You can earn up to 22 Starlight per game. Once you hit the threshold, you’ll unlock the next Act of the story and some rewards.

Chapter 1: Unlocks July 14

ActStarlight NeededRewards
Act 10 100 Blue Essence
Act 245Star Guardian 2022 Icon & 35 Star Guardian 2022 Tokens
Act 390Eternals Capsule & 40 Star Guardian Tokens

Chapter 2: Unlocks July 21

ActStarlight NeededRewards
Act 10 100 Blue Essence
Act 245Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Icon, Fiddlesticks Series 1 Eternals & 35 Star Guardian 2022 Tokens
Act 390Come Closer Emote & 40 Star Guardian Tokens

Chapter 3: Unlocks July 28

ActStarlight NeededRewards
Act 10 100 Blue Essence
Act 245Star Guardian 2022 Icon & 35 Star Guardian 2022 Tokens
Act 390Star Nemesis Morgana Icon & 40 Star Guardian Tokens

Chapter 4: Unlocks August 4

ActStarlight NeededRewards
Act 10 100 Blue Essence
Act 245Morgana Series 1 Eternals & 35 Star Guardian 2022 Tokens
Act 390You’re Mine Emote & 40 Star Guardian Tokens

Star Guardian 2022: Star Guardian Bonds

You can also individually earn rewards for each new Star Guardian by building Bonds between you and them.

You earn points towards your Bond by playing the game, with bonuses given for playing the champion you want to get closer with and using their Star Guardian skin. You can earn up to 9 Bonds a game.

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There are three levels in the Star Guardian Bonds event. Level 1 unlocks after 5 Bonds, Level 2 after 250 Bonds, and Level 3 after 500 Bonds. They unlock specific rewards, which you can find below.

ChampionLevel 1Level 2Level 3
AkaliStar Guardian Akali IconAkali Series 1 EternalsWho’s Next? Emote
EkkoStar Guardian Ekko IconEkko Series 1 EternalsGotcha! Emote
Kai’SaStar Guardian Kai’Sa IconKai’Sa Series 1 EternalsAww How Cute! Emote
NilahStar Guardian Nilah IconNilah Series 1 EternalsWhat Joy! Emote
QuinnStar Guardian Quinn IconQuinn Series 1 EternalsPerfection Emote
RellStar Guardian Rell IconRell Series 1 EternalsOne More Thing… Emote
SonaStar Guardian Sona IconSona Series 1 EternalsSo Sweet! Emote
TaliyahStar Guardian Taliyah IconTaliyah Series 1 EternalsRock On! Emote

League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 rewards

Being hyped as one of the biggest events of the year, players should be able to earn a ton of rewards during the League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 event.

While the skins will be gated behind real-money purchases, things like chromas, summoner icons, and more will be available in an in-game shop based on tokens earned throughout the event. You can find the full list of rewards below.

RewardCost
125 Mythic Essence & Icon2200 Tokens
Star Guardian Ekko Prestige & Icon2000 Tokens
Star Guardian Syndra Prestige & Icon2000 Tokens
Neon Nights Little Legends Egg600 Tokens
Ingenious Inventors Little Legends Egg600 Tokens
Little Legends Rare Egg300 Tokens
Star Guardian Ekko Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Kai’Sa Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Sona Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Nilah Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Syndra Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Akali Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Taliyah Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Rell Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Quinn Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Nemesis Morgana Chroma & Icon300 Tokens
Star Guardian Ekko Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Kai’Sa Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Sona Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Nilah Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Akali Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Taliyah Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Rell Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian Quinn Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Nemesis Morgana Border & Icon250 Tokens
Star Guardian 2022 Orb200 Tokens
Star Nemesis 2022 Orb200 Tokens
3 Keys180 Tokens
Star Guardian 2022 Ward150 Tokens
1 Key60 Tokens
Mystery Emote60 Tokens
Random Champion Shard50 Tokens
1 Key Fragment20 Tokens
100 Blue Essence10 Tokens
10 Blue Essence1 Token

League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 release date

The League of Legends Star Guardian 2022 event is set to drop on LoL patch 12.13, which went live on July 13, 2022. The event itself goes live a day after on July 14, 2022.

The event will run for exactly a month, with players having until August 15, 2022 to finish the storyline and collect all their rewards. Get ready for the grind all the way through Summer to help save Runeterra and Valoran City.