League of Legends 2020 Skins to Target Underserved Champions

Several League of Legends champions that receive fewer skins will be prioritized for new designs in 2020, Riot Games announced Wednesday.

The list of likely recipients includes Skarner, Xerath, Mordekaiser, Kindred, Rek'Sai, Vel'Koz, Karthus, Sion, Twitch, Taric, Pantheon, Nautilus, Trundle, Bard, Ornn and Taliyah.

Riot Games personalization product lead Jonathan "Bellissimoh" Belliss said the developer hopes to better serve players who main less popular League of Legends champions.

"One of our hopes is that champion mains can count the amount of time since they last got a skin in months instead of years," he said in a developer video explaining Riot Games' plan for skins and events in 2020.

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Skins for more popular champions tend to subsidize the creation of less popular skins, according to Belliss. As a result, champions such as Lux, Ezreal, Ahri and Kai'Sa will also receive skins in 2020.

Belliss also said less popular thematics would likely be discontinued or revitalized in the same way Lunar Revel was revitalized as Mecha Kingdoms. Where Lunar Revel largely targeted eastern markets, Mecha Kingdoms aims to please both eastern and western fans.

Eternals will return in 2020, re-tuned according to player feedback. Stats tracked will better reflect what players find meaningful. Players will now be able to buy basic Eternals sets for blue essence or RP. Later updates will add eternals that can be earned via ranked splits. Players will be able to toggle Eternals on or off.

League of Legends Patch 10.1 arrived Jan. 8, bringing the new champion Sett, extensive champion changes and adjustments to support items.