League of Legends Introduces New PvE Mode "Swarm" in Summer Event

League of Legends Introduces New PvE Mode "Swarm" in Summer Event

Riot Games has unveiled an exciting new game mode for League of Legends, set to launch as part of the summer event from July 17 to August 19, 2024. The new mode, "Swarm," will bring back the beloved Anima Squad in a thrilling PvE experience. This event is accompanied by fourteen new skins, including legendary and prestige variants, making it a highlight for players this summer. Here's everything you need to know about this upcoming event.

Swarm: A New PvE Challenge

The new game mode, "Swarm," also known as Operation: Anima Squad, offers a fresh gameplay experience for League of Legends players. Unlike traditional PvP modes, Swarm is a PvE mode where players team up to fend off waves of alien Primordials in Final City. Up to four players can join a match, each controlling a member of the Anima Squad, with the goal of surviving and defeating the alien threat.

"Every match gives rewards that lead to greater power over time, so even a failed match can pay off down the road and eventually help you survive longer, kill more Primordials, and earn more rewards."

Anima Squad Returns

The Anima Squad, introduced as skins in 2022, makes a grand return in this event. These skins depict League of Legends champions as futuristic, animal-themed warriors defending a near-future Earth from high-tech alien Primordials. This time, the Anima Squad takes center stage in a bullet hell-style game mode, drawing inspiration from games like Vampire Survivors.

"Set on a dying Earth in the near-future, the Anima Squad defends the planet from the high-tech alien Primordials."

New Skins for the Summer Event

In addition to the new game mode, the summer event will introduce fourteen new skins. These skins include new additions to the Anima Squad and the debut of the Primordials. Here’s the complete list:

Normal Skins:
- Battle Bat Xayah
- Battle Bear Illaoi
- Battle Bunny Aurora
- Battle Lion Leona
- Battle Wolf Yasuo
- Cyber Cat Yuumi
- Primordian Bel'Veth
- Primordian Briar
- Primordian Rek'Sai

Legendary Skins:
- Battle Dove Seraphine
- Primordian Aatrox

Prestige Skins:
- Prestige Cyber Cat Yuumi
- Prestige Battle Lion Leona

Mythic Variant:
- Admiral Battle Bunny Miss Fortune

Event Timeline and Details

Operation: Anima Squad will run from July 17 to August 19, 2024. Players can participate in this event and enjoy the new game mode, along with the opportunity to unlock and purchase the new skins. The event also features challenges across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone.

"The in-game Fallout: Vault Dwellers event goes live at 10am PT on June 20 through to 8am PT June 26."


League of Legends' summer event promises to be a major highlight for fans, offering a new PvE mode and a plethora of new skins. With the return of the Anima Squad and the introduction of the Primordials, players have a lot to look forward to. Whether you're battling waves of enemies in Swarm or collecting the latest skins, this event is set to deliver an engaging and rewarding experience.

"As with past game modes, it’s possible that Swarm could return to League of Legends in the future — we’ll have to wait and see what Riot thinks of player reception to Operation: Anima Squad first."

Prepare for an action-packed summer in League of Legends as you join the Anima Squad to defend humanity against the Primordials!

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