League of Legends Challenges 2022: Categories, Tab, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Image: Riot Games

League of Legends’ new system, Challenges, is officially making its way in early 2022.

Riot Games has already announced some game-changing updates for the 2022 preseason including the new Hextech and Chemtech Dragons, multiple new Mythic and Legendary items, and rune changes. Now to add more changes to it, Riot has now shared a detailed update for the upcoming Lobby, Loading Screen, Identity Menu, End of Game UI, and the new system called Challenges.

Here’s everything we know so far about Challenges.

What are Challenges in League of Legends?

Challenges are unique achievement systems in League of Legends that are designed to provide meaningful progression to all the players. It rewards not only the ranked players but also the ARAM, Clash, and cosmetic collectors.

In the Challenges system, players can level up individual challenges from Iron all the way to Master with more challenges lined up for Grandmaster and Challenger tiers.

At launch, there will be over 300 challenges, and players can get “Titles” upon leveling certain challenges to specific tiers.

The Challenges Tab

The Challenges Tab
Image: Riot Games

The Challenges Tab is the newest edition of League of Legends. The tab can be found in Profile > Challenges. Furthermore, players will be able to check their friends’ and other players Challenges progress as well.

Big Crystal

In the Challenges Tab, the big crystal on the left tracks overall progression through the system. The overall score increases after completing every challenge. And the crystal evolves from Iron to Challenger.


There are five categories of challenges: Imagination, Expertise, Teamwork & Strategy, Veterancy, and Collection which can be seen beneath the crystal. These Categories are a middle ground between overall progress and individual challenges. Similar to Big Crystal, Categories rank up as well.

Here are some details on Categories according to Riot Games:

  • Imagination: Modes and innovative plays make this category the home for those who dare to dream
    • Bad Medicine: Kill enemies recently healed by a heal pack in ARAM
    • Wave Goodbye: Kill 20 minions within 3 Seconds
  • Expertise: Skillfully crushing your opponents is the way to earn big in this category
    • Unkillable Demon King: Win games without dying
    • Flame Horizon: Win games with 100 or more CS than your opponent
  • Teamwork & Strategy: Working together with your team to dominate the Rift is the focus here
    • Soul Sweep: Claim Dragon Souls 4 – 0
    • Team Diff: Score aces between minion spawn and 15 minutes
  • Veterancy: Putting up big lifetime numbers in kills, gold earned, and other stats will help boost this bucket
    • PENTAKIIIIIIIIL!!: Get Pentakills
    • Multi-Weapon Master: Win with different Mythic Items
  • Collection: It’s in the name. Collecting cosmetics and engaging in loot fills the bars here
    • Icon of the Rift: Obtain Summoner Icons
    • Spice of Life: Obtain Champions

Lastly, there’s also a Legacy tab which is for the past achievements others can no longer obtain.

Challenge Cards

Challenge Cards
Image: Riot Games
  • Front and center to every challenge is its Token, a unique icon that represents that challenge.
  • Below the Token is the challenge’s name (“Gets The Wurm”), and below that is its criteria (Take Barons before 21 minutes).
  • The upper left-hand corner shows how many points a challenge is contributing toward overall Challenges score.
  • The upper right-hand corner shows which modes a challenge can be earned in.
  • Finally, the bottom of the card shows the Title that can be earned for leveling the challenge.

LoL Challenges Release Date

Challenges will be available on the PBE in the next couple of weeks. As Challenges has a lot of stuff going on, it will be on PBE for a few months. And it will officially release in League of Legends in early 2022.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.