Everything you need to know about the New Champion “Zeri”: League of Legends announces their first new champion for the new year 2022. Zeri, the Spark of Zaun, as well as the patch 12.2 upgrades, will be released on January 20. The patch features a number of event-themed skins and chromas, as well as the return of ARURF for a short time, in honor of Lunar New Year and the start of the Year of the Tiger on February 1.
Zeri is the new champion with an electricity-themed kit. Which includes a shield that boosts her movement speed. An electric pulse that slows enemies, and a dash that allows her to vault over terrain.
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The new update also features 5 new porcelains skins for the champions and another five with firecracker skins.
The full list of new Lunar New Year skins includes Porcelain Protector Ezreal, Porcelain Lissandra, Porcelain Amumu, Porcelain Lux, Porcelain Kindred, Firecracker Sett, Firecracker Diana, Firecracker Teemo, Firecracker Tristana, and Firecracker Xin Zhao. The event will also include Prestige Edition skins for Porcelain Lux and Brave Phoenix Xayah.
Okay NOW it’s a party. Firecracker Jinx, Radiant Wukong, and Warring Kingdoms Garen and Vi are joining the fun today! pic.twitter.com/K8Bz22K5HM
— League of Legends: Wild Rift (@wildrift) January 19, 2022
While a number of champion tweaks are included with this patch, Janna is receiving a more in-depth champion refresh. With the patch notes pointing out that “Janna just hasn’t felt very rewarding to play over the past few seasons”.
League of Legends New Champion and ARURF Mode
Riot is also bringing All Random Ultra Rapid Fire mode, or ARURF, back for the Lunar New Year event. The patch notes promise a few surprises on top of what players might expect from previous ARURF runs, saying “we added a flipper full of changes to a couple of runes and a few surprises to the Awesome Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing’s tooltip.”
An encounter with an ancient force unleashes a young scholar’s hidden power. pic.twitter.com/b83lDbw9Gk
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) January 20, 2022
Join Porcelain Protector Ezreal as he unleashes a mythical power. Stay tuned for more news about the Patch 12.2.